Goddenham lose and miss out on top spot

CRICKET: The top two teams in Section A of the Medite Suffolk Alliance both lost to make the title chase a little more interesting.Leaders Yoxford posted a useful total of 204 for eight at home to Easton II, but on a good wicket that was not enough.

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THE top two teams in Section A of the Medite Suffolk Alliance both lost to make the title chase a little more interesting.

Leaders Yoxford posted a useful total of 204 for eight at home to Easton II, but on a good wicket that was not enough.

N Collins (61) and Spencer Chorlton (55) had put on 104 for the first wicket but Yoxford did not really capitalise in adding just another 100 runs as Richard Fernley picked up five for 25.


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Then Fred Mitchell (57), Dave Marriott (72) and Wayne Mitchell (44) guided Easton to a seven-wicket win with two overs to spare.

Meanwhile challengers Coddenham & Grundisburgh were also losing.

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Visitors Bawdsey scored 171 for four, with Mike Rose leading the way with 45. The home team were then bowled out for 134, with Rose completing a good day by taking three for 43.

Sudbourne Hall improved their chances of avoiding relegation with a win over Melton St Audry's.

Richard Bramley (39), Mick Peck (25) and Tom Jenkin (23) gave them a good start but Marc Younghusband pegged them back with four for seven in a total of 133.

Richard Daykin then took four for 38 as St Audry's were dismissed for 107.

A Worne (52), Nick Willis (44) and Dave Insley (30) helped Thomas Mills to 162 for five and a comfortable win over Caribbeans, who were all out for 78.

Jez Brotherton was in fine form with bat and ball as St Audry's II beat British Telecom in Section B. He scored an unbeaten 52 and then took five for 23 in the 110-run win.

Nigel Howlett's 80 set up a 69-run win for AXA/DBSL over Nacton and Eye II beat Elmsett by 52 runs thanks mainly to J Hawkins, who scored 39 not out.

Holbrook have decided to try to continue in the league, despite falling foul of Rule 28 regarding senior players.

There was a big shock in Section C as bottom team Pettistree chalked up their first win at the expense of promotion-chasing Nomads, who suffered their first defeat.

David Thurkettle was the match-winner with four for 37 as Nomads were bowled out for 119, and then an unbeaten 85 to set up an eight-wicket win.

Needham Market scored their eighth win in a row at home to Yoxford II, with M Hunt taking four for 40 in the 15-run success.

Southwold bowled Waldringfield out for 83 (Jason Hill four for ten, Robin Coleman three for ten) to set up a ten-wicket win, Keith Pettman (32) and Tim Porter (36) knocking off the runs.

Shaun White scored his maiden century after 20 years of trying for Wortham II in a 158-run win against Stradbroke II in Section D.

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