Two Counties cricket sides hope to swing into action

BIG HIT: Hadleigh's Tim Rix goes for glory during Hadleigh's opening game against Abberton on Saturday, which eventually had to be abandoned due to rain before their innings was completed.
BIG HIT: Hadleigh's Tim Rix goes for glory during Hadleigh's opening game against Abberton on Saturday, which eventually had to be abandoned due to rain before their innings was completed.
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HADLEIGH travel to Ipswich and East Suffolk on Saturday (1pm) hoping to complete their first Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Two fixture after the weather rained on their parade against Abberton.

Their opening match, at Friars Road on Saturday, had to be abandoned with Hadleigh stuck at 129-8 having opened the batting on a damp day as the cricket season opened with the irony of a hose pipe ban.

Hadleigh picked up two bonus points, giving them eight in total, while their opponents took away 10 points from the draw.

In Division Three, Long Melford’s scheduled match at Copford did not even get started with the game cancelled, meaning both sides had to settle for six points.

Village side Long Melford will be hoping to register their first win of the season when they host Halstead’s second string at Meeting Field on Saturday (1pm).