Yoxford slay BT to open up gap at top

YOXFORD won another high-scoring encounter to open up a gap at the top of Section A of the MSC Suffolk Alliance on Sunday.They beat BT & Waldringfield by 41 runs after posting a mighty total of 293 for eight in their 45 overs - with 19 sixes in their innings.

YOXFORD won another high-scoring encounter to open up a gap at the top of Section A of the MSC Suffolk Alliance on Sunday.

They beat BT & Waldringfield by 41 runs after posting a mighty total of 293 for eight in their 45 overs - with 19 sixes in their innings.

James Alder led the way with 125, although Charles Loyd provided some fireworks with eight sixes in an innings of 52.

Mark Keetch provided 37 at the top of the order, and Julian Emeny a late 36 not out to push the total close to 300.


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BT were not too daunted as Dheeraj Nayyar gave them a good start with 61 and then, after losing wickets, Vipin Selvaraj kept outside hopes alive with a late unbeaten 40, but the final wicket fell with two overs to go and the total on 252.

Southwold are still seeking their first win after being promoted last season.

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They scored 171 for seven at Bawdsey, with 31 from Tim Porter and 30 from Keith Pettman. However, Adam Green's 58 helped Bawdsey to a four-wicket win.

Thomas Mills bowled out Elmsett for 108 with three wickets each for Ollie Cremnitz, Mark Harding and James Heathcote.

Dave Insley top-scored with 36 to secure a five-wicket win for the reigning champions.

In Section B, Wortham remained unbeaten by

seeing off Worlingworth by 76 runs, thanks mainly to Liam Brown carrying his bat for 103.

Karl Gooderham then followed up with six for 28 as the visitors were bowled out for 104.

Melton St Audry's, Martlesham Nomads and Ipswich & East Suffolk all won for the first time.

Rob Southall top-scored with 40 and dad Andy weighed in with six wickets as St Audry's beat Caribbeans, Andy Westaway's 87 and Phil Murray's 10-4-9-2 helped Martlesham Nomads to a two-wicket win away to Mallards, while IES won a thriller at home to Needham Market by one run.

In reply to the home team's 128, Simon Mortimer batted throughout the Needham innings for 69 not out, but lost the strike as Ryan Stafford completed a return of four for 21, dismissing James Quinton with the last ball as Needham remained one run behind.

Jacob Merrill took five for 31 and Dave Adams followed up with 43 as Castle beat Kesgrave II by five wickets in Section C and St Margarets kept up their winning record in Section D, seeing off Brantham II by 32 runs.

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