Weekend round-up: Sudbury’s winning start to the season continues
Sudbury stormed to the top of the Two Counties Championship Division One table after beating Coggeshall by seven wickets on Saturday.
Tom Huggins (97 not out) helped Sudbury reach a winning score of 189-3, after three wickets from Billy Moulton Day led to the home side being bowled all out for 188 runs.
Sudbury are now top of Division One with a maximum 60 points from their opening three games of the season.
Halstead slipped to back-to-back defeats following an eight-wicket home reverse against high-flying Wivenhoe.
Despite posting their highest total with the bat so far this season (224-9), Halstead were beaten after Wivenhoe eased to the target with a score of 225-2.
Hadleigh’s search for their first win of the season continues after a seven-wicket loss at home to Witham.
After finishing on 199-7, Hadleigh were condemned to a third consecutive defeat as the visitors got to 200-3.
In Division Two Long Melford got back to winning ways with a seven-wicket victory over Lakenheath.
Melford batted to a winning score of 140-3 after reducing Lakenheath to 139-9, and therefore maintained their unbeaten home record.
In the football, Hadleigh United finished their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division campaign with a 4-1 defeat at Godmanchester Rovers.
Liam Scopes had got the Brettsiders on level terms after cancelling out Godmanchester’s early goal, before Jamie Alsop, Tom Meechan and James Hall netted to secure runners-up spot.
In the Sky Bet Championship, Norwich City signed off the season in style with an emphatic 4-2 win over Fulham at Carrow Road.
A Bradley Johnson double was added to by Nathan Redmond and substitute Graham Dorrans with Matt Smith and a Johnson own goal giving the visitors their goals.
The Canaries can now set their sights on a play-off semi-final derby day encounter with Ipswich Town on Saturday, after the Tractor Boys sealed a sixth place finish despite a 3-2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.
Darryl Murphy struck twice but goals from Jordan Rhodes, Craig Conway and Rudy Gestede gifted Rovers the points. However, the visitors still clinched a play-off spot on goal difference.