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Cook hits century in loss to Melford



Sudbury Sunday II 222-9

lost to Long Melford Sunday 225-4

by six wickets

A century from Chris Cook was not enough for Sudbury Sunday II to avoid defeat to Long Melford at the weekend.

Cook, who was playing his first Sunday game of the season, scored 115 runs before retiring to allow others to bat.

Bryan Poulson (38) backed him up, while 15-year-old Tom Park scored three boundaries before being caught.

All six Sudbury junior members got a bat. Alex Quin scored a nice boundary as Sudbury managed a total of 222-9 from their 40 overs.

Melford were very generous in the way they played, giving the Sudbury juniors every chance while they were batting and later while they were bowling.

Dave Hinchcliffe and James Elsey, playing his first game of the season, opened the bowling for Sudbury and in the fifth over found a wicket.

Young bowler Steven Warner took his first senior wicket by bowling Ivan Newman, before the champagne moment of the day came when 13-year-old Quin dived full length off the ground to make a catch with both hands.

Quin would take another catch later on off the bowling of junior player Lewis Gawne, but Melford skipper Matt Hoadley’s knock of 67 got his side over the line in the 38th over.

Melford passed the target for the loss of four wickets to finish on a winning score of 225-4.

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