Sudbury Cricket Club lost their lead at the top of Two Counties Championship Division One after an eight wicket home defeat to Wivenhoe on Saturday.
Despite centuries from Tom Huggins (101) and Nathan Poole (140 not out) to help the Talbots close on an imposing 316-2, Dean Robinson’s unbeaten knock of 193 saw the visitors over the line on 320-2.
With nearest rivals Witham beating Worlington by nine wickets to go top, Sudbury are two points behind the new leaders ahead of their meeting this weekend.
Elsewhere in Division One, Halstead lost by four wickets at Mistley and Hadleigh beat Maldon by 109 runs, while in Division Two Long Melford defeated Sudbury II by 120 runs.
In the football, AFC Sudbury remain top of Ryman League Division One North after Liam Wales’ early goal helped them win 1-0 at Cheshunt.
Long Melford saw off London Bari 3-0 in the FA Cup extra preliminary round, while Hadleigh United’s FA Cup run came to an abrupt end with a 2-1 defeat at Hullbridge Sports.
A late goal from Richie Abbott sealed a 1-0 victory for new Thurlow Nunn League First Division leaders Halstead Town at March Town United, while Cornard United dropped to the bottom after a 4-1 home defeat to Dereham Town Reserves.
In the Sky Bet Championship, Ipswich Town came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, while in the Barclays Premier League Norwich City were 3-1 winners at Sunderland.