Sudbury’s losing streak continues

Vauxhall Mallards 109-1 beat Sudbury 105 by nine wickets


Vauxhall Mallards 109-1 beat Sudbury 105 by nine wickets

SUDBURY’S losing run continued in a heavy defeat at league leaders 
Vauxhall Mallards in Norfolk on Saturday.

Skipper Darren Batch lost the toss and was asked to bat first on what looked like a good track but with the outfield still wet from the overnight dew.

The Sudbury opening line-up, Jay Phillips and Pete Siegert, failed to make a solid start. Sudbury lost Siegert for zero and Phillips for just two.

Wickets quickly fell and Sudbury collapsed to 33-8 but Ben Reece and Jon Gallagher consolidated. Reece was the pick of the Sudbury batting line-up and entertained the crowd with seven fours and a six for 51, a partnership of 60 for the pair.

Sudbury reached 105 all out off 31 overs.

Mallard’s reply started poorly after opener Billy Moulton-Day clean bowled Carl Amos for 13.

But David Turner and Matt Platter batted well, picking off the bowling of Gallagher, Batch and overseas professional Hasantha Fernando with ease.

Turner finished on 30no and 16-year-old Platter made 60 off 55 balls with eight fours and two sixes.

Moulton-Day finished with figures of 1-23 in a disappointing result for the Talbots.