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Mildenhall bandwagon keeps on rolling with easy home win

USEFUL KNOCK: Opener Joe Reed contributed 75 of Mildenhall's 263 runs in their victory over Halstead.
USEFUL KNOCK: Opener Joe Reed contributed 75 of Mildenhall's 263 runs in their victory over Halstead.





Mildenhall 263-8 beat

Halstead 154 by 109 runs

Mildenhall continue to lead the table following their comprehensive home triumph over Halstead last Saturday.

The home side won the toss and the in-form batsmen Steve Taylor and Joe Reed dominated the early proceedings.

They scored 70 off the first 10 overs and completed a century partnership in the 15th.

Taylor finally fell for 60, which meant that Peter Worthington joined Reed and they added a further 52 before the latter (75) was caught.

Captain Ben Shepperson (eight) continued to struggle with his league batting form and gave an easy caught and bowled chance to Chris Roper.

Worthington, however, took control and together with Luke Youngs another 53 runs were added.

Youngs (20) fell when he drove Josh Wells up to cover where Oliver Grayson hung on to the catch.

Then, Mildenhall were unable to make the most of the late overs as five wickets fell for the addition of 15 runs.

Having made a significant contribution with the bat, Taylor took three wickets to help restrict the visitors, who ended up someway short of their target.

nIn Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Two, Mildenhall II’s top five batsmen scored just 15 runs between them as they were beaten by 60 runs away at Ipswich and East.

n However, there was better news for Mildenhall III in Division Four, who overcame Hadleigh II by 78 runs.

Jordan Francis (58) top-scored for Mildenhall as they posted 215-6.

n Gabe Jones hit a personal best league score of 83 not out as Mildenhall IV won by three wickets against Worlingworth.

n Mildenhall’s Sunday eased to a 68-run win over Walsham-le-Willows, thanks in part to Ben Shepperson’s knock of 136, while the SundayII’s saw off British Sugar by 33 runs.

n Mildenhall Ladies bowled out Saffron Walden for just 34 in their T20 match and took only 3.5 overs to reach that target.

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