Champions make winning start to season
CRICKET: Defending Medite Suffolk Alliance champions Thomas Mills made a good start to their season with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Sudbourne Hall on Sunday.
DEFENDING Medite Suffolk Alliance champions Thomas Mills made a good start to their season with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Sudbourne Hall on Sunday.
Peter Clift fought a lone battle with 56 for the Hall, who were bowled out for 104 (Adrian Norman three for 31).
Nick Willis (27) and Shaun Kinnear (37 not out) guided the Framlingham-based team to their target for the loss of only two wickets.
Rosh Wimalananda and Richard Shemmings combined to bowl Worlingworth II out for just 81, and John Todd's 43 took Easton III to a nine-wicket win in Section C.
Andy Burgess scored 64 to lead Needham Market to a useful total of 172 for three at Martlesham and the home team ended up 11 runs short despite 45 from Chris Westaway and 32 from Richard Allport.
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Nomads also made an impressive start, dismissing Pettistree for 56 (Pete Denness four for 11, B Day three for nine, Nigel Gibbons three for 10) on their way to a seven-wicket success.
Malcolm Spillings collected eight for 31 to send Kesgrave II packing for 103, and then Neil Morley scored an unbeaten 63 to guide Wortham II to a nine-wicket win in Section D.
Wortham were involved in a high-scoring contest on Sunday, Steve Bartram's unbeaten 93 carrying them to 212 for seven.
In reply Tattingstone III were 121 for three off 19 overs, but what might have been an interesting finish was ruined by rain.
Stuart Hammond was 89 not out when play was abandoned.