Skipper in bid to keep on winning

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Jonathan Phillips is hoping to help continue Sudbury Cricket Club’s unbeaten start to the season when they host Maldon on Saturday (1pm).

Sudbury’s captain was part of a 92-run third-wicket partnership with Mike Jones that saw them defeat Haverhill by five wickets at the weekend.

“We got the full 20 points available without performing at our best,” said Phillips. “But the result was the most important thing for us.”

“James Poulson bowled very well, getting five of the 10 Haverhill wickets.

“And Jones and myself formed a good partnership with the bat too.”

Poulson was im-pressive with the ball for Sudbury, bowling 5-22 to skittle their last opponents for 177.

The hosts then scored 180-5 to secure back-to-back wins to start the new season.

Sudbury are one of four teams yet to lose in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One after Saturday’s play.

And take on another one of those sides when Maldon visit Friars Street this weekend.

“We are hoping to 
get another win to maintain our good 
start to the season on Saturday,” the Sudbury captain said.

Sudbury are expected to name a virtually identical squad for their third match of the season this weekend.

A win would move the joint-third-place side above their weekend opponents, who are both locked on 39 points after two matches.