Sudbury stuck in the pavilion as downpour forces early end

WINNING STREAK: Sudbury's Sunday side kept up their 100 per cent record as Adam Mansfield (73) ' pictured ' James O'Brien (64) and Jandre Coetzee (54no) helped them to 248-7 at Bury St Edmunds. Darren Batch took 5-19 in reply as the Talbots bowled Bury out for 136
WINNING STREAK: Sudbury's Sunday side kept up their 100 per cent record as Adam Mansfield (73) ' pictured ' James O'Brien (64) and Jandre Coetzee (54no) helped them to 248-7 at Bury St Edmunds. Darren Batch took 5-19 in reply as the Talbots bowled Bury out for 136
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GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Sudbury (did not bat)

drew with Great

Witchingham 236-2

The afternoon downpours on Saturday left Sudbury with seven points without batting from their home match with draw specialists Great Witchingham.

The visitors won the toss and on a flat looking pitch decided to bat first.

Openers James Spelman and Sam Arthurton looked comfortable against all that Sudbury threw at them.

Arthurton took the role of aggressor, lofting captain Darren Batch for a straight six to bring up his half-century.

Batch shuffled his bowlers looking for the breakthrough and it came after Andrew Simmons induced a false stroke to bowl Arthurton for a well-made 82.

Spelman reached his 50 just after lunch and put on a partnership of 72 with James Hale before Simmons again struck, trapping Spelman lbw for 87.

Hale and James Page were both unbeaten when the rain ended their innings at 52 overs.

Witchingham had reached 236-2 and decided to declare during the rain interval, but no more play was possible and Sudbury gained seven points from the draw, leaving them third bottom in the table.

On Saturday, Sudbury travel to third-placed Saffron Walden (11am) looking to extend their lead over the clubs at the foot of the EAPL.