Mammoth defeat for second team

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MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Mistley 254-9 beat Hadleigh 108 by 146 runs

Hadleigh slipped to another heavy defeat on Saturday against previously winless Mistley.

After winning their first game of the season, Ben Wallis’s side have lost three games in a row, raising concerns that this will be another season spent fighting against relegation.

Hadleigh started well with the ball on Saturday, reducing the home side to 21-3.

But they could not dislodge the Mistley captain Goff, who first repaired the damage by taking the score to 82 before the fourth wicket fell, and then sharing a stand of 134 with veteran Adrian Stockton.

Goff went on to score as Mistley reached 254-9 from their 50 overs.

The visitors were in trouble quickly with both openers Ben Parker and Wallis out cheaply.

Josh Davey and Marlon Dias then shared a stand of 50 raising hopes of salvaging Hadleigh’s run chase, but after both were dismissed in quick succession the rest of the innings fell away with barely a whimper.

n Meanwhile, Hadleigh II could take a little more consolation from their defeat at home to Woodbridge and Old Woodbridgians in Division Four.

Set 284 runs for victory, Hadleigh ended up falling 42 runs short.

Ryan Phillips scored a maiden century for Hadleigh.