EAPL cricket: Sudbury disappoint against defending league champions

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Sudbury suffered a disastrous afternoon against defending East Anglian Premier League champions Swardeston at Friars Street on Saturday.

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Sudbury 84 lost to

Swardeston 85-3

by seven wickets

The hosts lost three early wickets with Jay Phillips leaving a ball that came back sharply to hit off-stump for zero, while Darren Batch was unlucky to play on via his elbow, bowled for eight, and Rory Darkins was trapped for a duck.

A small resistance was offered by Peter Siegert (18) and Nathan Poole before Siegert was clean bowled and Poole played a loose shot after making a solid 23.

South African Jandre Coetzee was caught at mid-off and Ben Reece played on to be bowled via his glove.

Adam Mansfield tried to steer Sudbury back on the right path, but received a good delivery and edged to the keeper for 15 as Sudbury whimpered to 84 all out on the stroke of lunch.

Sudbury’s bowling reply started well when Coetzee had Jordan Taylor caught behind for one. Billy Moulton-Day bowled with pace and picked up two wickets, but Swardeston looked comfortable and knocked off the 85 required within 17 overs, thanks to 38 from Peter Lambert and 23 from Steve Gray.