Magnificent 109 for Batch in Sudbury’s record win

OPENING PLAY: Sudbury opener Peter Siegert plays the ball to leg during Saturday's emphatic win over Woolpit in the East Anglian Premier League
OPENING PLAY: Sudbury opener Peter Siegert plays the ball to leg during Saturday's emphatic win over Woolpit in the East Anglian Premier League

EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Woolpit 62 lost to
Sudbury 236-8

Sudbury recorded their biggest-ever win in the East Anglian Premier League, beating Woolpit by 174 runs on Saturday.

It would have been the biggest win of the day, but that went to Vauxhall Mallards who beat Bury by 190 runs.

Skipper Darren Batch won the toss and elected to bat on a track which looked like a mid-summer one rather than an early season pitch.

Batch scored a magnificent 109 and Rory Darkins made 59 on debut. They put on a patient 160-run partnership with plenty of quick running to compile a 236-run total off 66 overs. Will Parker, the best bowler for Woolpit, finished with figures of 5-52 off 17 overs.

In reply, Billy Moulton-Day started the wicket haul by removing Ben Shepperson. Sudbury bowled really well, exerting pressure and bowling a tight line and length which allowed the ball to move in the air and off the deck.

Jonny Gallagher and James Poulson took three wickets apiece, and Darkins also took two wickets.

This made sure Sudbury took all 30 points, dismissing Woolpit for 62 in the 32nd over.

Jay Phillips also had an excellent acrobatic run out fielding at mid-wicket as Woolpit made a losing start to life in the EAPL.