Tompkins impresses in Two Counties win

THE Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Over-50s defeated the MSC Suffolk Alliance Over-50s by 25 runs in a 45 overs-a-side match at Frinton last Tuesday. Bruce Tompkins returned the impressive figures of 9-6-7-3.

Two Counties Over-50s 192 for 7 (P Patel 38no, J Wedge 37, E Dunkley 26, C Thomas 2 for 20, P Driver 3 for 47). MSC Suffolk Alliance Over-50s 167 for 7 (N Place 43no, J Driver 31, M Grubb 28no, B Tompkins 3 for 7, I Robinson 2 for 24, M Southwell 2 for 43). Two Counties won by 25 runs.

Billericay Veterans batted out for a boring draw at Elmstead Market.

They made no attempt to chase down their target posted by the Two Counties Over-60s despite receiving only four overs less. Six fours saw 24 runs of their reply come from the penultimate over!

Two Counties Over-60s 222 for 6 dec (B Challis 75, G Penny 34no, P Cox 28, P Brown 2 for 34, K Paternoster 3 for 49). Billericay Veterans 138 for 2 (M Astles 84no, C Cork 38no). Match drawn.


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All roads lead to Clay Hall, home of Ipswich CC, for the Gemini Over-60s Tournament taking place on Saturday, starting at 10.30am.

The Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship representative side has two teams competing along the hosts and the MSC Suffolk Alliance League.

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Two Counties A team: G Penny (capt), P Cox (both Long Melford), B Richards (Frinton), N Pearce (Easton), B Tompkins (Woodbridge & OW), D Hinchcliffe (Coggeshall), D Curtis (Copford), J Stuck (Clacton), P Boughton (Copdock & OI), D Messent (Earls Colne), M Southwell (Maldon). Manager: G Newman; scr: R Podd.

Two Counties B team: S Isaac (capt), K Patel (both Braintree), J Stonehouse (Eight Ash Green), R Abbott (Ipswich), B Ball (Abberton), A Cooke (Copdock & OIs), A Elsbury (Halstead), M McLeod (Maldon), R Black, S Carpenter, R Kemp (all Long Melford). Manager: G Newman; scr: W Black.

Ipswich: N Manning (capt), R Jones, T Bailey, R Ratford, R Ingham, D Adams, P McGain, K Clarke, J Mulley, C Orman, R Chenery.

Sunday sees the Two Counties Over-50s play a double-header against Ipswich Seniors at Clay Hall, both matches starting at 11.15am.

Two Counties Red team (v Ipswich Seniors A): P Patel (capt), B Richards (both Frinton), J Wiseman (Wivenhoe), S Bulger, M Southwell (both Maldon), K Dobson (Bury St Edmunds), B Tompkins (Woodbridge & OW), J Stuck (Clacton), A Fowles (Great Bromley), S Isaac (Braintree), R Kemp (Long Melford), D Fahie (West Mersea). Umps: K Angier & R Digweed; scr: R Podd.

Two Counties Blue team (v Ipswich Seniors B): G Penny (capt), R Black, M Maxim (all Long Melford), T Mills, S Butcher (both Mistley), J Stonehouse (Eight Ash Green), A Elsbury (Halstead), A Cooke (Copdock & OI), R Abbott (Ipswich), B Ball (Abberton), R Powell, I Newman (both Long Melford). Umps: B Philpotts & P Smith; scr: W Black.

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