Weekend round-up: Sudbury’s winning run continues


Darren Batch hit a century with Mike Jones finishing on 92no as Sudbury kept up their 100 per cent record in a one-wicket home win over Wivenhoe on Saturday.

The Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One leaders hold a 22-point lead at the top of the table after five straight wins to begin their campaign in scintillating fashion.

After Wivenhoe posted a challenging total of 298-4, Sudbury proved to have just enough firepower with the bat to chase it down.

Batch made 104, which included 16 fours and three sixes in their 299-9.

22 point Sudbury v Wivenhoe Wivenhoe 298-4, Sudbury 299-9 17-9

Hadleigh registered their second win from their opening five games with an impressive six-wicket win at Witham.

In Division Two Halstead’s 183 proved enough for a 53-run home win over Frinton II, while in Division Three Long Melford tasted derby success for the second week running with a six-wicket win over Bury St Edmunds II.

Sudbury II bounced back from their defeat to Long Melford with a 37-run win at Coggeshall II.

* For a full round-up of results from the area, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press print edition.