Mildenhall end season on a high after beating rivals Worlington

DERBY DELIGHT: Mildenhall's Jon Steel celebrates taking a wicket during their win against local rivals Worlington
DERBY DELIGHT: Mildenhall's Jon Steel celebrates taking a wicket during their win against local rivals Worlington

MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Mildenhall 150 beat

Worlington 105 by 45 runs

Mildenhall rounded off their season with a 45-run victory over local rivals Worlington to end the campaign in third place in the Division One table.

Worlington won the toss at Wamil Way and invited Mildenhall to bat first on a pitch which looked more favourable to the bowlers, and that proved to be the case early on when opener Steve Taylor departed for a duck.

Darren Hayward caught Mildenhall’s Australian coach at square leg from the bowling of Graham Ford to give the visitors some early success.

Mildenhall captain Ben Shepperson (31) joined Joe Reed at the crease, and the pair added 46 to their total before the former was caught by Lewis Parker off of Nathan Twiddy’s bowling.

Twiddy (2-32) struck again four balls later when Tom Allen (zero) got tangled with his bat, and was trapped for LBW.

Reed (25) was next to depart when his mis-timed shot went into the hands of Craig Woollard, and left him in second place in Mildenhall’s all-time aggregate runs scored in a season with 1,766 runs.

The home side’s plight quickly got worse when Ryan Clark (zero) was bowled by Steve Flack to leave them on 73-5, before Jack Loveday was run out for six.

Trett required a runner having sustained a hamstring injury while at the crease, with Karl Holmes (12) helping take Mildenhall’s score past the 100 mark before being dismissed.

A defiant partnership of 28 by Trett and Jon Allen ended when the latter was caught for eight off the bowling of Hayward (3-31), with Trett unbeaten on 46 as Mildenhall were bowled out for 150.

In reply, Jon Steel (2-21) got the hosts off to a great start to dismiss opener Richard Ford (one) and Jimmy Watson (six), while Graham Ford had made 12 before he fell to the bowling of Taylor.

Opener Chris Baugh (38) offered some resistance for the visitors, but they could not get the better of Taylor (5-29) who delivered one of his best bowling performances of the year to dismiss them for 105.