Weekend round-up: Sudbury beat Granta while Halstead suffer another heavy defeat

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HASANTHA Fernando took five wickets as Sudbury bounced back from the previous week’s defeat Burwell at Cambridge Granta on Saturday, winning by 36 runs.

It was not such a good weekend for Halstead though, who still remain bottom of the table and without a win after a seven-wicket defeat at home to Clacton on Saturday.

Sudbury, who are sixth, batted first and were bowled all out for 105 with Jay Phillips (24) finishing on the highest total.

But their bowling got them out of trouble with Sri Lankan overseas professional Fernando taking figures of 9:5:7:5.

Captain Darren Batch and Bill Moulten-Day also took two wickets each.

At Star Stile, Halstead won the toss and decided to bat and put on what looked a good score at 237-8, with Neale Dakin hitting 75 from 124 balls.

But Clacton’s Geroge Boon (90no) and Michael Comber (56) hit freely in the reply to push Clacton over the winning line with seven wickets in hand.

* FOR a full round-up of local sports results, including match action, reaction and previews for the week ahead, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press.