Ipswich have no answer to runaway leaders Frinton
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There was no surprise at Ipswich, as runaway leaders Frinton thrashed their hosts by nine wickets in a Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Premier Division clash on Saturday.
All-conquering Frinton, relegated from the East Anglian Premier League last season, duly chalked up their 10th win from 11 league games – the other one was a no-result due to the wet weather.
Three wickets apiece for the opening attack of Michael Armstrong and Adam Milne soon had Ipswich reeling, before Tom Lawes recorded figures of four for eight, off just five overs, to reduce Ipswich to 66 all out.
Openers Trevor Moulton (34) and Craig Perrin (24 not out) ensured that Frinton raced home to a nine-wicket victory off just 15.1 overs.
Second versus third was, as expected, a closer affair, as Mistley leap-frogged visiting Wivenhoe thanks to a six-wicket victory.
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Wivenhoe, who had won seven of their first 10 games, were restricted to 165 for nine in their 50 overs.
They were indebted to a half-century from Michael Condy, 31 by opener Matt Durrell and an unbeaten 40 from Will Morgan – the only three batsmen to reach double figures.
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Michael Griggs and Daniel Goff soon put Mistley in the driving seat in their reply. The duo shared an opening stand of 88, with Griggs going on to score 87.
Goff made 46 and Kyran Young finished 31 not out as Mistley reached their target in the 31st over.
Elsewhere in Division One, an unbeaten 78 by Adam Dellar guided Haverhill to an eight-wicket win against Coggeshall.
Half-centuries bt Luke Turner (64no) and Alex Reynolds (54) also helped Mildenhall to an eight-wicket success at Maldon.
It was more competitive at Witham, where 62 from Tom Piddington inspired Hadleigh to a total of 218. Witham were left 16 runs short on 202, despite good late efforts by Cody McDonald (68no) and Jake Wakelin (48).
Division Two leaders Worlington claimed an 87-run win at Easton.