Halstead bounce back to beat promotion-chasers

Cricke action from Halstead II v Mildenhall III.                                          FL; ANL-150719-195922009
Cricke action from Halstead II v Mildenhall III. FL; ANL-150719-195922009

MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Wivenhoe 195 lost to

Halstead 196-8

by two wickets

Halstead bounced back from consecutive defeats with a 20-point win over promotion-chasing Wivenhoe on Saturday.

Joe Morris was in fine form with the ball as his 4-48 helped the visitors to a vital victory.

Matt Durrell (0) was his first victim as Morris and Dylan Verreynne, relieved of wicket-keeping duties by Gary Dicker, opened the bowling, the latter pair combining to dismiss J Elliott (11).

Vickery (0) was trapped lbw by Verreynne, with Robinson (22) caught by Mark Johnson off of Josh Wells.

Charlie Douglas-Hughes also had Johnson to thank as Kelly (3) departed, leaving Wivenhoe at 58-5.

A 30 partnership between Savill (25) and W Morgan (30) helped the hosts, but the former was dismissed by Sam Walter. Morgan combined with Harry Burnett (46), adding 55 for the seventh wicket before being broken by Freddie Statham.

Joe Morris returned to claim three more scalps.

Halstead’s reply looked relatively untroubled with a 49-run stand between Verreynne (29) and Chris Rayner (38) being the glue in the middle order. Douglas-Hughes made 34 but it was Johnson’s 47 that set Halstead up for a two-wicket win.

n Halstead II were beaten at home by Mildenhall III in Division Four. Mildenhall III set a target of 252-3, Halstead falling two runs short on 250-6.

n Sudbury’s Nathan Poole scored 53 for Suffolk in the East of England Cricket Development Competition match against Essex at Woolpit, the visitors winning by eight runs.

Essex scored 257, Sudbury’s James Poulson taking one wicket for 17 runs.

Poulson scored six in Suffolk’s reply, with Ben Parker (Hadleigh) scoring 17 and Dominic Manthorpe (Hadleigh) 11 as Suffolk reached a total of 249-9.