Seconds slump to another defeat

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MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION TWO

Easton 133-1 beat

Sudbury II 132

by nine wickets

A much-changed Sudbury went down to their third consecutive defeat.

John Phillips won the toss and decided to bat, and Sudbury started well, Paul Harris racing to 27 before he was out with Sudbury on 50-1.

Phillips anchored his position at one end, but Pete Siegert made a good start before he was out.

Chris Cook and Ben Taylor went cheaply. Louis Brooks hit a couple of nice shots, but did not stay long.

Phillips was the next to go and wickets fell steadily. Adam Clark put up some resistance, but after he went Sudbury were soon out for 132.

Boosted by an excellent Easton tea Sudbury were full of energy in the field. Harris and Alan Macdiarmid were steaming in but were unlucky not to take wickets.

Chances were not taken and Easton steadily knocked off the runs.

Brad Richardson jetted in to take the first wicket. Kimmering bowled.

No more wickets were to fall but Clarke was much improved and Alec Seigert looked comfortable bowling in Division Two, which bodes well for the future.

Charlie Thomas also bowled tightly at one end but only one wicket was to fall.

A defeat, but Sudbury were complimented for their excellent attitude and spirit into which they played the game.