Walsham lift inaugural Twenty20 title

WALSHAM won the inaugural James Grigg Memorial Trophy at Stradbroke on Saturday by beating Earl Stonham in the final of the Twenty20 competition.

Walsham proved themselves to be masters of the format as they came through the qualifying rounds with an unbeaten record, and then beat Worlingworth in the first semi-final on Saturday before downing Earl Stonham in the final.

Stonham had accounted for Battisford in their semi-final.

The tournament was held in memory of Stradbroke player James Grigg, who died in Afghanistan while serving with the Royal Anglian Regiment in March, 2010.

The Greene King Suffolk Premier League will resume on Saturday when Walsham will again face Worlingworth, while Lakenheath II play Brantham.


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In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Mildenhall closed to within a fraction of Worlington at the top of Division One after their high-scoring win over Bury St Edmunds.

They gained revenge for their defeat at Bury the week before when they secured victory by a 19-run margin.

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Openers Joe Reed (33) and Steve Grinling (37) got them off to a good start, and Eddie Finnis at No. 7 clubbed 49 not out to push the total up to 235 for seven.

Bury were in good shape at 90 for one at the halfway mark of their reply, but Ben Shepperson then bowled Hugo Rynsard Perry for 46 and Tom Rash was run out for 73.

Andy Youngs returned to take three wickets and the innings ended on 216 for nine.

Craig Estlea’s unbeaten 121 carried Ampton & Culford past the Acton total of 197 to win by eight wickets.

BSSSC successfully overhauled Thurston’s 240 for seven to win by five wickets and keep up their challenge in Division Three. Their fine run chase was led by G Rout (74), R Partridge (58), N Ahmed (36) and H Rout (35).

In the MSC Suffolk Alliance Kesgrave were the only team in Section A to beat the weather, with a convincing win over Saxmundham. Steve Worne (94) and Dominic Gallant (91) were followed by a quickfire 77 not out from Mike Worne for a total of 273 for two. Andy Thompson (four for 29) and Adie Gale (three for 47) then helped to bowl Saxmundham out for 102, Steve Owston scoring 41 of them.

Martlesham Nomads bowled Woodbridge out for 111 and secured a five-wicket win as Keith Wright claimed four for six and followed up with an unbeaten 49.

Darren Grimes scored 69 not out to give BT & Waldringfield a four-wicket win over Bawdsey while Graham Lea snapped up five for 12 as Melton St Audry’s successfully defended a total of 87 by dismissing Kesgrave II for just 50.

Greene King Suffolk Premier League

James Grigg Memorial Twenty20

At Stradbroke. Semi-finals: Walsham bt Worlingworth, Earl Stonham bt Battisford. Final: Walsham bt Earl Stonham.

Hunts County Bats Suffolk League

Division One

Acton 197 for 9 (A Cooper 75). Ampton & Culford 200 for 2 (C Estlea 121no). Ampton & Culford (20) bt Acton (5) by 8 wkts.

Mildenhall 235 for 7. Bury St Edmunds 216 for 9. Mildenhall (20) bt Bury St Edmunds (8) by 19 runs.

Division Two

Stowmarket 154. Hadleigh 158 for 6. Hadleigh (20) bt Stowmarket (6) by 4 wkts.

Brettenham v Walsham le Willows and Mellis v Exning abandoned.

Division Three

Thurston 240 for 7 (A Bendall 79, R Sadler 66, T Francis 66). BSSSC 241 for 5 (G Rout 74, R Partridge 58, N Ahmed 36, H Rout 35). BSSSC (20) bt Thurston ( 8) by 5 wkts.

Rougham v Tendring Park abandoned.

Division Four

Risby 134 for 7. Mildenhall II 124 for 9. Risby (20) bt Mildenhall II (4) by 10 runs.

Division Five

Walsham le Willows II 73 (S Dunnett 7 for 12, O Day 3 for 14). Nowton Academy 76 for 3. Nowton Academy (20) bt Walsham le Willows II (1) by 7 wkts.

Stowupland 124 for 8 (O Walters 38, S Hanley 3 for 26). Hadleigh Academy 125 for 3 (S Hanley 72no). Hadleigh Academy (20) bt Stowupland (2) by 7 wkts.

Elveden 254 for 3 (K Curtis 68, J Trett 66). Milden 144. Elveden (20) bt Milden (3) by 110 runs.

Bury St Edmunds II 253 (M Fildes 72, K Dobson 55). Mellis II 85 (Gupta 3 for 2). Bury St Edmunds (20) bt Mellis II (5) by 168 runs.

MSC Suffolk Alliance

Section A

*Kesgrave 273 for 2 (S Worne 94, D Gallant 91, M Worne 77no). Saxmundham 102 (S Owston 41, D Saunders 22, A Thompson 4 for 29, A Gale 3 for 47). Kesgrave (20) bt Saxmundham (3) by 171 runs.

BT & Waldringfield 162 for 5 (38.3 overs: A Jain 42, S Das 41, M Smyth 29) v *Stradbroke, match abandoned.

*Rumburgh v Easton and Wortham v Ipswich cancelled.

Section B

Woodbridge & OWs 111 (R Scopes 32, K Wright 4 for 6, C Oxborrow 3 for 36). *Martlesham Nomads 113 for 5 (K Wright 49no, M Lloyd 21). Martlesham (18) bt Woodbridge (4) by 5 wkts.

*Caribbeans 191 for 9 (G De’ath 35, J Whyte 34, C Denness 21, B Goodall 20, J Silburn 4 for 36, J Beaumont 3 for 61). St Margarets 113 for 2 (23.4 overs: P Allen 46, J Ubbi 33, A Storey 21no). Match abandoned.

Southwold 50 for 3 (19 overs: G Gorst Allman J Pearce 3 for 18) v *Brantham, match abandoned.

Section C

Bawdsey 137 for 7 (D King 50, A Baker 32). *BT & Waldringfield II 141 for 6 (D Grimes 69no, D Francis 30, P Mark 3 for 27). BT & Waldringfield (16) bt Bawdsey (6) by 4 wkts.

*Melton St Audry’s 87 (M Mishra 5 for 19). Kesgrave II 50 (J Booth 26, G Lea 5 for 12). Melton St Audry’s (16) bt Kesgrave II (5) by 37 runs.

*Eye 69 (R Lockwood 21, S Clarke 4 for 17, M Wallis 3 for 12). Castle 4 for 0 (1.1 overs). Match abandoned.

Stowupland 173 for 6 (D Cobourne 31, S Martin 35, G Johnson 32, G Ager 22, D May 3 for 41). *Rosary Cavaliers 174 for 4 (A Watling 65no, A Button 57). Rosary Cavaliers (17) bt Stowupland (6) by 6 wkts.

Section D

Nacton 231 (G Songer 70, B Morrissey 23, B Comber 23, G Webb 4 for 30). *Felixstowe Corinthians 137 (B Trudgett 44no, M Robson 4 for 19). Nacton (20) bt Felixstowe Corinthians (8) by 94 runs.

*Felixstowe 91 (H Elliston 54, T Collins 3 for 21). Coddenham & Grundisburgh 95 for 3 (K Culley 27, J Dyer 22). Coddenham (19) bt Felixstowe (2) by 7 wkts.

Saxmundham II v Yoxford, no result received.

* denotes home team

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