Sixth cup win is still in sight

FIVE-TIME winners Sudbourne Hall are up against three teams who are bidding to have their names inscribed on the MSC Suffolk Alliance Cup for the first time in this year’s semi-finals.

Sudbourne, the holders, were comfortable 98-run winners over Saxmundham in Sunday’s quarter-final.

They will travel to play St Margarets in one semi-final, while BT & Waldringfield entertain Southwold in the other.

Sudbourne once again produced a solid batting display to put 207 for three on the board after 40 overs. Billy Thurston’s opening spell was tidy, as he ended with figures of 8-2-15-0, but Mick Peck (84), Jonny Rice (27) and Tom Jenkin (69) weathered that storm and increased the run rate as the innings went on.

Saxmundham were never really in the hunt in reply, with Alan Burt again claiming the bowling honours with 8-0-18-4. He was backed up by Rob Jenkin and S Denny, who grabbed two wickets each, and Jake Bodkin and James Foreman, who took one each.


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BT & Waldringfield were also convincing winners, seeing off Rumburgh by 136 runs. Openers Sumanth Surendra (23) and Kevin Nunn (33) gave them a good start, and Satya Das (22), Mark Smyth (42 not out) and Dean Francis (44 not out) carried on the good work for a total of 177 for four.

Naman Tuteja then destroyed the home team by grabbing eight for 16 as they were routed for just 46.

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Southwold have had a very good season in Section B and they reached the Cup semi-finals with a five-wicket win over Rosary Cavaliers. Adam Mayhew’s 41 was the top score as the home side posted 144 all out, with Chris Middleditch and Steve Hines both taking three wickets.

Southwold were guided to victory by Keith Pettman (42 not out) and Middledtich (36) who put on 70 for the fifth wicket.

Paul Allen (64), Kevin Roche (47), Adam Storey (43) and James Ubbi (25) helped St Margarets to 229 for five which was enough for a 27-run win over Stowupland to complete the quarter-final matches.

The four qualifiers for Saturday’s finals day in the James Grigg Memorial Twenty20 at Stradbroke will be Walsham, Worlingworth, Battisford and Earl Stonham.

Those four teams came through the qualifying matches at the top of the group table, with Walsham coming through unbeaten. They will face Worlingworth in the first semi-final, while Battisford play Earl Stonham in the second.

In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One leaders Mildenhall came unstuck against Bury St Edmunds.

The home side batted first and ran up 175 all out, with Mark Nunn scoring 41 and Olly Huggins 33. Ben Tippett (five for 49) and Joe Reed (four for 33) were the most successful bowlers.

Mildenhall, without their captain and vice-captain, slumped to 82 all out in reply in just 21 overs.

Worlington closed the gap at the top by rattling up 287 for four on the way to a 68-run win over Haverhill. Jimmy Grande led the way with an unbeaten 124 while Jon Sands added 84.

Luke du Plooy then snapped up four wickets as Haverhill replied with 219, Simon Youngs top-scoring with 74.

Craig Estlea scored 133 for Ampton & Culford, with Craig Rutterford added 53 in a total of 275 for seven. Sudbury’s reply ended 34 runs short on 241 for nine.

In Division Two there were wins for Brockley, Battisford, Exning and Stowmarket, all batting second. The teams who did not score enough batting first were Withersfield, Mellis, Tuddenham and Hadleigh respectively.

Thurston did well to score 192 for seven against Tendring Park in Division Three, but they ended up well beaten as J de Alwis smashed an unbeaten century to set up an eight-wicket win.

Hartest & Coldham also made light of their task as they overhauled the Cavendish Wanderers total of 160 for eight for the loss of a single wicket. M Roberts (87) and D Hodge (45) led the way.

James Taylor guided Mildenhall II to victory over Risby with an unbeaten 73 to reach the target of 132 with six wickets in hand.

Greene King Suffolk Premier League

James Grigg Memorial Twenty20

Week one: Worlingworth bt Brantham; Worlingworth drew with Lakenheath; Lakenheath bt Brantham.

Battisford bt Earl Stonham; Battisford bt Stradbroke; Earl Stonham bt Stradbroke.

Walsham bt Easton; Walsham bt Stowupland; Stowupland bt Easton.

Week two: Worlingworth bt Easton; Earl Stonham bt Easton; Earl Stonham bt Worlingworth.

Battisford bt Stowupland; Stowupland bt Lakenheath; Battisford bt Lakenheath.

Walsham bt Brantham; Brantham bt Stradbroke; Walsham bt Stradbroke.

Week three: Stradbroke bt Worlingworth; Stradbroke bt Stowupland; Worlingworth bt Stowupland.

Battisford bt Easton; Brantham bt Battisford; Brantham bt Easton.

Walsham bt Lakenheath; Earl Stonham bt Lakenheath; Walsham bt Earl Stonham.

Finals Day, at Stradbroke on Saturday: 11.30 Walsham v Worlingworth. 2.10 Battisford vs Earl Stonham. 5.10 Final.

Hunts County Bats Suffolk League

Division One

Ampton & Culford 275 for 7 (C Estlea 133, C Rutterford 53). Sudbury 241 for 9 (Harvey 69, Mansfield 45, Goodwin 3 for 14). Ampton & Culford (20) bt Sudbury (9) by 34 runs.

Worlington 287 for 4 (J Grande 124no, J Sands 85). Haverhill 219 (S Youngs 74, Smith 35, L Du Plooy 4 for 61). Worlington (20) bt Haverhill (7) by 68 runs.

Bury St Edmunds 175. Mildenhall 82. Bury St Edmunds (20) bt Mildenhall (5) by 93 runs.

Division Two

Withersfield 112 for 9. Brockley 113 for 5. Brockley (20) bt Withersfield (3) by 5 wkts.

Mellis 142 for 7 (A Smith 44, R Watching 3 for 26). Battisford 145 for 8 (J Doughty 61, A Fairfull 30no, K Greenwood 3 for 16). Battisford (20) bt Mellis (6) by 4 wkts.

Tuddenham 129. Exning 130 for 2. Exning (20) bt Tuddenham (3) by 8 wkts.

Hadleigh 161 for 8. Stowmarket 163 for 3. Stowmarket (20) bt Hadleigh (4) by 7 wkts.

Division Three

BSSSC 259 for 7 (M Moye 89, R Partridge 49, S Rolfe 3 for 77). Nowton 185 for 9 (D Meeson 58no, H Rout 5 for 37, R Partridge 3 for 23). BSSSC (20) bt Nowton (7) by 74 runs.

Rougham 211 for 9. Lavenham 162. Rougham (20) bt Lavenham (7) by 49 runs.

Thurston 192 for 7 (Murray 66). Tendring Park 193 for 2 (J de Alwis 109no, J Englehart 69). Tendring Park (20) bt Thurston ( 5) by 8 wkts.

Cavendish Wanderers 160 for 8 (J Reed 34, N Keefe 30, D Tatum 3 for 37, M Hoadley 3 for 37). Hartest & Coldham 162 for 1 (M Roberts 87, D Hodge 45). Hartest & Coldham (20) bt Cavendish Wanderers (3) by 9 wkts.

Horringer 295 for 3 (A Smith 177no, I Christow 86no). Earl Stonham 148 (D Leslie 48, P Turner 32). Horringer (20) bt Earl Stonham II (3) by 147 runs.

Division Four

Risby 131 (S Samuels 41, Ready 3 for 24, Chipchase 3 for 30). Mildenhall II 132 for 4 (J Taylor 73no). Mildenhall II (20) bt Risby (4) by 6 wkts.

Woolpit Academy 190 (G Brookman 46, Z Grayling 30, M Collinge 3 for 27). Bardwell 193 for 2 (M Collinge 90no, S Larder 66). Bardwell (20) bt Woolpit Academy (5) by 8 wkts.

Great Cornard 187 for 9 (S Lewis 31). Sudbury II 149 (Ruffell 52, Macdiarmid 43, S Lewis 3 for 13, Barlow 3 for 45, Clark 3 for 47). Gt Cornard (20) bt Sudbury II (6) by 38 runs.

Haverhill II 210 (C Thompson 46, J Boulton 37, S Kelk 6 for 37). Battisford II 129 (T Pemberton 30, S Saville 4 for 19). Haverhill II (20) bt Battisford II (7) by 81 runs.

Division Five

Milden 171 for 8 (Philbedge 69, Whitwell 38, Eaves 4 for 36). Mellis II 166 for 9 (B Box 34, Dakers 3 for 41). Milden (20) bt Mellis II (7) by 5 runs.

Stowupland 77 (S Dunnett 4 for 12, M Denly 3 for 16). Nowton Academy 78 for 3. Nowton Academy (20) bt Stowupland (1) by 7 wkts.

Walsham le Willlows II 168. Elveden 133. Walsham le Willows II (20) bt Elveden (7) by 35 runs.

Rougham II 161 for 8 (S Preece 47, K Flanagan 45, A Davey 3 for 13). Hadleigh Academy 160 (P Tampion 43no, T Newbigging 37, A Norburn 4 for 38). Rougham II (20) bt Hadleigh Academy (7) by 2 wkts.

MSC Suffolk Alliance

Cup quarter-finals

*Sudbourne Hall 207 for 3 (M Peck 84, T Jenkin 69, J Rice 27). Saxmundham 109 (A Burt 4 for 18). Sudbourne Hall won by 98 runs.

BT & Waldringfield 177 for 4 (D Francis 44no, MSmyth 42no, K Nunn 33, S Surendra 23, S Das 22). *Rumburgh 46 (D Milne 20no, N Tuteja 8 for 16). BT & Waldringfield won by 131 runs.

*Rosary Cavaliers 144 (A Mayhew 41, A Whatling 27, A McDonnell 25, C Middleditch 3 for 27, S Hines 3 for 41). Southwold 145 for 5 (K Pettman 42no, C Middleditch 36, R Moore 26). Southwold won by 5 wkts.

*St Margarets 229 for 5 (P Allen 64, K Roche 47, A Storey 43, J Ubbi 25). Stowupland 202 (T Scarlett 39, A Parkin 44, T Ray 35, P Stephens 34). St Margarets won by 27 runs.

Semi-final draw: BT & Waldringfield v Southwold, St Margarets v Sudbourne Hall.

Section C

*Castle 143 (D Clarke 42, J Gilderson 21, H Khan 3 for 13). Kesgrave II 144 for 7 (B Colver 49, T Hardy 20, J Gilderson 3 for 28). Kesgrave II (18) bt Castle (6) by 3 wkts.

BT & Waldringfield II 177 for 7 (S Rane 67, S Sohni 24, A Berry 3 for 48). *Ipswich & East Suffolk 179 for 1 (A Berry 100no, L Rabone 40no). IES (18) bt BT & Waldringfield II (5) by 9 wkts.

Section D

*Coddenham & Grundisburgh 188 for 6 (T Collins 43no, G Fringe 35, M Whitlock 28no, M Brett 3 for 48). Saxmundham II 106 (A Ferguson 20, T Layne 3 for 30). Coddenham (20) bt Saxmundham II (5) by 82 runs.

*Nacton 276 for 3 (T Dyson 113, E Bridger 46, B Glading 31no, K Handscombe 22 ret hurt). Worlingworth II 153 for 9 (D Payne 63, S Gibbs 35, B Tipping 4 for 19). Nacton (19) bt Worlingworth II (4) by 123 runs.

*Yoxford 178 for 9 (W Bacon 36, Santos 24, J Bailey 23, S Button 22, S Warner 4 for 36). Stradbroke II 151 (S Warner 43, M Wise 37, J Bailey 5 for 38). Yoxford (20) bt Stradbroke II (8) by 27 runs.

* denotes home team

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