Kesgrave clinch league title

KESGRAVE clinched the Section A title in the MSC Suffolk Alliance when they outplayed Sudbourne Hall while rivals Ipswich were losing at Stradbroke.

Andy Gallant (75) and Steve Worne (74) put Kesgrave on course to a winning total and Paul Budd (39) and Mike Worne (29) pushed things on to 254 for six.

Mick Peck replied with 79 but there was not much support as Mike Worne (five for 36) and Robin Collard (three for four) bowled the visitors out for 151.

Ipswich had hopes of retaining the title if Kesgrave had slipped up and they beat Stradbroke, who were destined to be relegated. But they were brought down by a fine innings from Alan Barker. James Alder’s 91 provided the backbone as Ipswich recorded 199 all out, but Barker responded with an excellent unbeaten 105 to carry his team to an eight-wicket win. Matt Wise (34) and Ben Asker (33) provided the support.

There was another excellent unbeaten hundred at Saxmundham, where Steve Owston’s 122 not out led the home team to a total of 299 for four and a 139-run win over Easton.


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Felixstowe clinched the runners-up position in Section D by beating local rivals Felixstowe Corinthians.

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Section A

Rumburgh 133 (R Roberts 31, B Baldwin 22, S Mohan 5 for 21). *BT & Waldringfield 137 for 3 (R Harris 41, A John 37). BT & Waldringfield (19) bt Rumburgh (4) by 7 wkts.

*Kesgrave 254 for 6 (A Gallant 75, S Worne 74, P Budd 39, M Worne 29). Sudbourne Hall 151 (M Peck 79, M Worne 5 for 36, R Collard 3 for 4). Kesgrave (20) bt Sudbourne Hall (7) by 103 runs.

*Saxmundham 299 for 4 (S Owston 122no, D Crane 57, D Saunders 26no, G Butler 24). Easton 160 (J Todd 54, S Nunn 32, B Thurston 4 for 21, D Crane 3 for 31). Saxmundham (20) bt Easton (6) by 139 runs.

Ipswich 199 (J Alder 91, C Bell 37, B Asker 4 for 47, J Franklin-Mann 3 for 61). *Stradbroke 200 for 2 (A Barker 105no, M Wise 34, D Tompkins 33). Stradbroke (20) bt Ipswich (6) by 8wkts.

Sunday’s fixtures: Sudbourne Hall v Wortham, Easton v Stradbroke, Rumburgh v Saxmundham.

Section B

*Martlesham Nomads (0) conceded to Southwold (20).

Section C

*BT & Waldringfield II 188 for 5 (D Francis 50no, S Gaikwad 45no, A Barnes 29, P Kumar 20). Ipswich & East Suffolk 91 (G Bone 23, P Kumar 3 for 14, P Kunder 3 for 19). BT & Waldringfield II (20) bt IES (3) by 97 runs.

*Eye 202 for 6 (D Whiting 60, T Bodycombe 54, P Shelley 39, P Stephens 4 for 41). Stowupland 108 (Mahesh 33, P Stephens 23, D Whiting 3 for 22). Eye (20) bt Stowupland (5) by 94 runs.

Sunday’s fixture: Bawdsey v BT & Waldringfield II.

Section D

Nacton 203 for 8 (B Glading 89, C Nunn 22, E Baker 22no). *Worlingworth II 46 (M Adams 5 for 22, C Nunn 5 for 23). Nacton (20) bt Worlingworth II (4) by 157 runs.

Felixstowe Corinthians 154 (P Singh 57, J Gibbs 35, H Elliston 5 for 25). *Felixstowe 157 for 1 (H Green 85no, B Parker 57). Felixstowe (20) bt Felixstowe Corinthians (4) by 9 wkts.

Sunday’s fixture: DBSL v Felixstowe Corinthians.

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