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CRICKET ROUND-UP: Mildenhall win top-of-the-table clash while Bury and Sudbury draw

CELEBRATION TIME: Old Buckenham fielder Pete Free celebrates catching Diss' Simon Cooper int heir derby win at Rectory Meadow on Saturday Picture: Al Pulford
CELEBRATION TIME: Old Buckenham fielder Pete Free celebrates catching Diss' Simon Cooper int heir derby win at Rectory Meadow on Saturday Picture: Al Pulford

The Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League derby between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury at the Victory Ground ended in a draw on Saturday, while Mildenhall won their top-of-the-table clash at Wivenhoe and Old Buckenham took the derby spoils at relegation-threatened Diss.

Bury, batting first, were all out for 213, with Sudbury reaching 200-8 in reply.

Burwell went down by three wickets at Frinton-on-Sea. Burwell were all out for 250, Frinton replying with 253-7.

Woolpit lost at home to Vauxhall Mallards. Woolpit were dismissed for 122, but Mallards struggled in reply, losing six wickets in reaching 126.

In the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League top-of-the-table clash, Division One leaders Mildenhall had a convincing victory at second-placed Coggeshall. The hosts finished on 236-9, with Mildenhall losing just three wickets in reaching 240.

Haverhill, Hadleigh and Halstead, battling against relegation, all went down to defeat. Hadleigh posted an impressive 267-8 at Braintree, but the hosts reached 268-9 to win by one wicket.

Halstead were well beaten at Copford. Halstead’s total of 215-8 was easily reached, Copford making 218-5 to win by five wickets. In reply to Mistley’s 236-4, Haverhill made just 152 to lose at home by 84 runs.

In the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier Division, relegation-threatened Diss remain in the bottom two after losing at home to local rivals Old Buckenham.

Diss were dismissed for 147, Old Bucks reached 148 for the loss of seven wickets.


Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League

Division One: Braintree 268-9 beat Hadleigh 267-8 by one wicket, Copford 218-5 beat Halstead 215-8 by five wickets, Haverhill 152 lost to Mistley 236-4 by 84 runs, Wivenhoe 236-9 lost to Mildenhall 240-3 by seven wickets, Worlington 165 lost to Frinton-on-Sea II 166-7 by three wickets.

Division Two: Exning 177 lost to Dunmow 178-6 by four wickets, Lakenheath 153 lost to Clacton-on-Sea 199 by 46 runs, Long Melford 159 lost to Ipswich 214-7 by 55 runs, Mildenhall II 308-4 beat Easton 210 by 98 runs.

Division Three: Brightlingsea 183-9 lost to Woolpit II 285-6 by 102 runs, Brockley 141 lost to Kelvedon & F 243 by 102 runs, Halstead II 174 lost to Mistley II 199-8 by 25 runs, Sudbury II 203-8 lost to Lt Bardfield 204-2 by eight wickets, Tuddenham 238-6 beat Haverhill II 236-9 by two runs.

Division Four: Bury St Edmunds II 237 beat Needham Market 179 by 58 runs, Hadleigh II 146 lost to Wivenhoe II 192-8 by 46 runs, Mildenhall III 219-6 tied with Yoxford 219-6, Woodbridge & OW 211 lost to Walsham le Willows 238-6 by 27 runs.

Division Five: Earl Stonham 247-2 beat Harwich & D 246-8 by eight wickets, Maldon II 180-7 beat Worlington II123 by 57 runs, Nowton 225-8 lost to Nacton 289-5 by 64 runs.

Division Six: West Bergholt 118 lost to Stowmarket 176-7 by 58 runs, West Mersea 251-9 beat Long Melford II 161 by 90 runs.

Division Seven: East Bergholt II 231-6 beat Mildenhall IV 151-9 by 80 runs, Halstead III 118 lost to Sudbury III 122-1 by nine wickets, Stowupland 400-2 beat Ipswich III 135 by 265 runs, Tendring 216-7 beat Woolpit III 212-6 by three wickets, Worlingworth beat Brantham by concession.

Division Eight: Elveden 101 lost to Frinton-on-Sea III 105-4 by six wickets.

Division Nine South: Boxted 129 lost to Maldon IV 134 by five runs.

Division Nine West: Bardwell 245-5 beat Exning II 235-4 by 10 runs, Eye & District lost to Lakenheath II by concession, Stowmarket II 216 lost to Bury St Edmunds IV 274-5 by 58 runs, Stradbroke V 178-8 lost to Brockley II 210-7 by 32 runs.


Ladies Challenge: Easton 229-2 beat Mildenhall 168-8 by 61 runs, Woolpit 124-2 beat Thriplow/NCI 123-8 by eight wickets.

Ladies T20: Bury St Edmunds beat Ipswich & ES by concession, Felixstowe beat Battisford by concession, Mistley v Bury St Edmunds no result received.

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