Forster shoots down Mallards
Cricket: THE cup took centre stage in the Medite Suffolk Alliance with the main feature involving Brantham and Mallards.Both sides totalled 157 all out in their innings, but Section B side Brantham defeated Section A club Mallards, due to a faster scoring rate.
THE cup took centre stage in the Medite Suffolk Alliance with the main feature involving Brantham and Mallards.
Both sides totalled 157 all out in their innings, but Section B side Brantham defeated Section A club Mallards, due to a faster scoring rate.
Mallards, bolstered by a fine 47 from I Leggett, compiled their 157 off 39 overs, but Brantham matched them from 37.5 overs to cause a deserved upset.
Gary Forster was Brantham's star with an excellent 61, while earlier Danny Orman had taken four wickets and Tony Nicholls three.
Section A team Easton II had no trouble in disposing of Felixstowe Corinthians II, from Section D, thanks to large total of 220.
The in-form Dave Marriott was the star with 95 (following on from two centuries in the three previous weeks), but there were also useful efforts from Wayne Mitchell (45 not out) and D McMillan (40).
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Felixstowe fell well short in their reply, losing by 141 runs. C Monteith was the main destroyer with four wickets for just six runs in four overs.
Thomas Mills accounted for early Section D pace-setters, Kesgrave II, by 59 runs. S Read claimed three wickets as Thomas Mills were restricted to 134, but visiting Kesgrave were bowled out for 75 in their reply.
Waldringfield beat Nomads in the all-Division C clash at Henley Road. N Gibbons top-scored with 62 in the Nomads' total of 150 for eight, but K Nunn responded with an unbeaten 63 as Waldringfield reached their target with five wickets in hand.
The all-Division A encounter at Bawdsey ended in a narrow eight-run victory for the hosts over basement team Sudbourne Hall.
Bawdsey made 136 for six in their innings, prompted by 47 from M Rose and 34 from all-rounder David Mark. The latter then took three wickets as Sudbourne Hall were restricted to 128 for eight, despite 41 from Richard Bramley.
Elmsett cruised to a 60-run victory over Stradbroke II, thanks to a fine 54 from J Brown. Jamie Perry was unbeaten on 41 for Stradbroke, but it was enough to cause an upset.
Holbrook also booked their place in the next round. Martin Daniels made 47 as Section B strugglers Holbrook totalled 134 for six, and this proved too much for hosts Melton St Audry's, who were bowled out for 97.
In the league, Coddenham & Grundisburgh edged out Easton II by 30 runs, due to a superb century from Adie Green. He made 111 in the home side's total of 212 for seven.
Green rounded off a good afternoon by taking four wickets in Easton's reply in this Section A fixture.
Melton St Audry's posted a fine seven-wicket win against Caribbeans at The Grove. Lennis Austin dominated the home side's total of 139, remaining unbeaten on 72 at the end.
It was Austin's first game for a couple of years and he showed no signs of being
hampered by a shoulder injury picked up while skiing. Veteran Conrad Wright kept Caribbeans in check with a spell of four for 28.
Melton St Audry's reached their target for the loss of just three wickets, thanks to 62 from Adrian Smith and an unbeaten 47 from skipper Malcolm Grubb. It was Smith's third half-century of the season.