Hadleigh prove they are too good again

TIGHT LINE: Hadleigh's Kalpesh Ellis kept things tight for Hadleigh against Mildenhall II on Saturday. 'MSFP-25-08-12 HW 010 Pictures: Helen Whitcombe www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/buyaphoto
TIGHT LINE: Hadleigh's Kalpesh Ellis kept things tight for Hadleigh against Mildenhall II on Saturday. 'MSFP-25-08-12 HW 010 Pictures: Helen Whitcombe www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/buyaphoto
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MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION TWO

Hadleigh 150-1 beat Mildenhall II 149-9

by nine wickets

ANOTHER week and another resounding victory for Hadleigh, who are dominating every Division Two opponent they come up against.

This nine-wicket thumping keeps Josh Davey’s side at the top of the table and moves them one step closer to promotion.

The home side once again opted to field first and showed they can cope without key bowler Kyle Tanner by reducing the west Suffolk side to 26-4, James Gilderson and Ken Henry inflicting the early damage.

Only J Beaumont was able to show any resistance with 75, but wickets continued to fall around him.

The fact that Hadleigh used eight bowlers, of which six took wickets, demonstrated the depth of all-round talent available to Davey.

In their reply, openers Davey and Marlon Dias made light work of their target of 150, sharing 123 for the first wicket.

Dias fell for a dominant 70, while Davey (49no) finished proceedings with Henry.

With neither their closest rivals Witham or Worlington winning, Hadleigh need only another 26 points from their last three matches to confirm their top flight status.

This could conceivably happen on Saturday, although it would depend on Hadleigh beating Witham in their top-of-the-table clash in Essex as well as other results going their way.