Stradbroke win unseats Corinthians

AFTER a week of wet weather, damp pitches meant the bowlers dominated play around the county at the weekend. In Division One of the Club Colours Suffolk Premier League all five matches were won by the team batting second as setting a winning total proved difficult.

AFTER a week of wet weather, damp pitches meant the bowlers dominated play around the county at the weekend.

In Division One of the Club Colours Suffolk Premier League all five matches were won by the team batting second as setting a winning total proved difficult.

Early front-runners Felixstowe Corinthians came down to earth with a bump as they lost to bottom team Stradbroke.

Corinthians posted 172 for seven but it was not enough as their visitors reached their target to record a five-wicket win.


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That leaves Woolpit as the last unbeaten team and they chalked up their third win in style, restricting Elveden to 144 for nine and knocking off the runs in 20.5 overs for a 10-wicket win.

Julian Bradwell's unbeaten 84 was his highest score for the club and Tom Whiteman backed him up with 50 not out.

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Eye travelled to Exning with just 10 men and were bowled out for 122 as Daniel Baigent grabbed five for 26. Dave Whiting's 58 avoided a very low score, but Ed Compton (66 not out) and David Werthmann (43 not out) secured a nine-wicket win with an unbroken stand of 110.

Melton St Audry's are still looking for their first win after being bowled out for 137 by Thurston (Stephen Sadler four for 47, Jason Smithers three for 30).

Richard Baker (62) and Neil Baker (25) put Thurston on course for victory, but Jez Brotherton (three for 31) and 15-year-old Jack Lord (two for seven in four overs) made them work hard before running out seven-wicket winners.

Joe Bloomfield's 55 was the only contribution of note as Yoxford were bowled out for 121 by Walsham, who knocked off the runs for a seven-wicket success.

Opening bowlers Davies (four for 19) and Waugh (three for 35) did most of the damage for Walsham.

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