Aussie gatecrashes Hadleigh’s party

NARROW DEFEAT: Action from a sun-soaked Friars Street as Hadleigh's Kalpesh Ellis runs for the ball and the home side's bowling attack get to work
NARROW DEFEAT: Action from a sun-soaked Friars Street as Hadleigh's Kalpesh Ellis runs for the ball and the home side's bowling attack get to work

MARSHALL HATCHICK
TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Hadleigh 183-9 lost to Mildenhall 205

by 22 runs

On a day when Hadleigh were holding an Australian-themed party, Mildenhall’s very own Aussie Eric Laubscher spoiled the celebrations.

The all-rounder, who is also Hall’s coach, made 70 runs with the bat before taking five wickets with the ball as his side recorded their third consecutive victory.

Mildenhall batted first and made a cautious start through Alistair Younger (13) and Alex Lack (32).

It was a partnership of 91 between Laubscher and Tymal Mills that enabled Mildenhall to create a challenge against their opponents.

Mills, who had been promoted to number five, struck three sixes and three fours on his way to 41 and Laubscher was finally bowled for 70.

Paul Budd and Mattew Wareing both took three wickets each in Mildehall’s innings of 205, which was ended with Jamie Allen (11) and AJ Warraich (11) both run out.

Hadleigh soon lost Marlon Dias (0) when he was caught by Andy Squire off Mills.

It was Tom Allen who opened the door for Mildenhall, grabbing two wickets in consecutive overs after Hadleigh had reached 66-1.

With captain Josh Davey reaching 28 and Dominic Mahtorpe 34, Laubscher got in among the Hadleigh middle-order and took his five wickets to leave the home side behind the required run-rate.

AJ Warraich picked up a late wicket, but a defiant partnership between Alex Milnes (13no) and Wareing (10) deprived Mildenhall of maximum points.