Mildenhall rue a lower order collapse in loss away at Maldon

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MARSHALL HATCHICK
TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION TWO

Maldon 187 beat

Mildenhall II 152

by 35 runs

Mildenhall II were left to rue a lower order batting collapse as they slipped to a 35-run defeat away at Maldon.

The home team batted first and posted 187 before being bowled out in the last of their allotted overs.

Jon Allen became the first Mildenhall player to take five wickets this season, bowling nine overs and taking 5-44. Kyle Morrison finished with 2-49.

In reply, Mildenhall started confidently with opener Joe Reed making 48 and Shepperson (52) completing a half century.

However, with his demise the lower order collapsed with the last five wickets being lost for the addition of just four runs.

n Mildenhall III (208-8) suffered a 35-run defeat away at Abberton (247-8).

Matt Sullivan made 81 for the hosts with Steve Graham (3-78), Andrew Zajac and Charles Wilkens among the wickets for Mildenhall.

In reply, Ryan Clark showed some good early season form making 80 with Tom Heywood scoring 41.

However, with Craig Scott taking five for 47, the game turned in Abberton’s favour.

The Mildenhall lower batsmen were unable to recover the situation and despite some effort by Andy Zajac (23no) they finished on 208-8.

n Mildenhall IV claimed the club’s first victory of the season bowling Woolpit out for 139.

Kiefer Renouf took 3-36 and Steve Bone 3-19, while Andy Francis (54), Mick Saunders (44) and James Taylor (25) guided the team to a six-wicket success.

n Mildenhall Sunday first team cruised to a nine-wicket success over Barnwell courtesy of Joe Reed (4-31), Kyle Morrison (2-12), Steve Taylor (53no) and Kyle Morrison (29) but there was defeat for Mildenhall Sunday II (122), who slipped to a six-wicket defeat against British Sugar.