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Sudbury beaten in friendly



Sudbury Sunday II 171-8

lost to Stansfield 173-2

by eight wickets

Sudbury Sunday II tasted defeat in their latest friendly this season after losing by eight wickets to Stansfield at the weekend.

David Shropshire and Andy Holness put on 47 runs for the first wicket for Sudbury, before the former was caught at point.

A youthful batting line-up for the hosts was at the crease next, with 14-year-old Ben Duncan and 12-year-old Morgan Waldock (22) both picking up runs with the bat.

Holness retired on 50 to allow others to have a bat, with Alex Quin marking his first senior game with a boundary, while Lewis Gawne, Stephen Warner and Harry Gilbert also scored boundaries to leave Sudbury at 171-8.

The evergreen Dave Hinchcliffe partnered 13-year-old Dan Soborg with the ball as Stansfield started the run chase.

Allan Brunning, Chris Hopkins and Sam Blows all scored half centuries for the visitors before retiring, while Warner took his first senior wicket and Quin also claimed a wicket in his first senior game.

Stansfield reached the target in the 33rd over with a winning score of 173-2.

n Sudbury Cricket Club are holding a Waitrose-sponsored open day on Bank Holiday Monday.

The open day kicks off at 11am with a junior Kwick cricket tournament consisting of 12 teams, while an adult T20 Suffolk cup match between Sudbury and Hadleigh takes place at 4pm.

n Sudbury’s Dave Hinchcliffe and Long Melford’s Stef Marks were both in action for Suffolk Over-60s last week.

After Duncan Elder scored 113 runs from 114 runs to help Hertfordshire finish on 271-3, Suffolk ended their run chase 134 runs short at 137-9.

n Sudbury’s Penny Everett featured in Suffolk Ladies’ recent five-wicket victory over Lincolnshire Ladies.

n Stacey Gilbert scored a brilliant unbeaten knock of 171 as Cavendish Cricket Club overcame Thurston by one wicket.

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