Mildenhall up to third place after away win at strugglers

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MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Hadleigh 158 lost to Mildenhall 224-6

by 66 runs

Mildenhall moved up to third place in Division One after winning by 66 runs at Hadleigh on Saturday.

With five first-team regulars missing, brothers Jon and Matt Allen made their debuts as Mildenhall batted first at Friars Road.

The opening batsmen put on 78 runs before the first wicket fell in the 19th over, with this solid base enabling the middle order to build a total of 224-6.

Joe Reed (57), Steve Taylor (53) and Luke Turner (71 no) all made significant contributions with the bat to leave Hadleigh with a difficult run chase.

Tom Allen (1-27) bowled the dangerous Piddington (26), but the score had already reached 47-1 in only the seventh over as the hosts made a bright start.

The introduction of Mirza Baig (4-43) and Reed (2-15) saw off the remaining batsmen, as the home side lost their last four wickets for just five runs.

n Mildenhall II got back to winning ways in Division Two with a five-wicket win against Exning.

Jack Bowman (3-12) and Ashley Clark (3-47) impressed as the visitors were all out for 102 runs, with Andrew Squire (33) and Kieron Davis (24 no) seeing them over the line.

n Mildenhall III remain joint leaders in Division Four following a comfortable eight wicket victory against Needham Market.

Andrew Zajac (5-39) helped bowl Needham all out for 129, before Alex Wilkens (56) and James Taylor (54no) eased Mildenhall to the win.

n Mildenhall IV (158-3) lost by 76 runs at Worlingworth (234-7), while Mildenhall Sunday (266-4) saw off Battisford (123) by 143 runs thanks to Steve Taylor’s brilliant innings of 156.

n Mildenhall Sunday II (237-4) beat Horringer (144) by 93 runs courtesy of a century from Renoux Van Overmeire (104) and inspired bowling from Kayleigh Francis (4-27) and Steve Hunt (3-45).