Wickets tumble at regular intervals as Hadleigh lose
Hadleigh 131 lost to
by 61 runs
Hadleigh’s two-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Worlington on Saturday afternoon.
Losing the toss, Hadleigh skipper Ben Wallis had no hesitation in inserting the visitors in to bat first on a damp track and in humid conditions.
Openers, Ben Hyde and Richard Ford made a steady start, posting 66 before Ford (20) was adjudged LBW off the bowling of Tim Rix (1-22).
Kyle Tanner, who last season topped the division’s wicket chart, removed Jimmy Watson for six to leave Worlington on 92-2.
During this time, Hyde had completed his third half century of the season and was looking comfortable before he was caught behind for a well-made 63.
Hadleigh brought themselves back into the game with regular wickets as Sean Cooper (48 not out) remained resolute to help see his side post a competitive total of 192-8 at the close.
After the break, Nathan Twiddy (1-26) removed Josh Davey early on, shortly followed by the first of two wickets for Sean Cooper (2-23) as Ben Parker was bowled for 15.
Cooper dismissed Tom Piddington (12) in similar fashion while the introduction of slow bowler Craig Woollard stemmed the flow of runs further from the other end.
Woollard himself was rewarded with two wickets of his own, as his 10-over spell finished with figures matching that of Cooper with two wickets for 23 runs.
Marlon Dias, meanwhile, remained hard to shift and, as the introduction of Jimmy Watson brought about further wickets, the pressure mounted on the number four bat and he eventually fell for 49 in pursuit of victory.
With the score on 131, Watson (4-15) collected his fourth wicket of the afternoon as he trapped Callum Morrin LBW for nine, and Worlington were victors by a 61-run margin.