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Mildenhall beat Sudbury again

Mildenhall (180) got the better of league-leading Sudbury (125) for the second time in the East Anglian Premier League this season on Saturday, winning through by a 55-run margin.

Cricket -Mildenhall v Sudbury Mildenhall celebrate 1st wicket Picture Mark Westley. (3921293)
Cricket -Mildenhall v Sudbury Mildenhall celebrate 1st wicket Picture Mark Westley. (3921293)

It was a day when the bowlers were very much on top at Wamil Way, with just six of the batsmen across both teams scoring double figures.

One of those was Mildenhall skipper Tom Rash, who at the top of the order hit 41 runs.

He was the hosts’ second highest run scorer on the day, only beaten by James Stamatis’ knock of 54 before he was trapped lbw by Ben Reece.

Rash followed that up by producing the goods with the ball in hand as Mildenhall successfully defended their total.

At one stage they had the visitors reeling on 14-4 and while Kenny Moulton-Day (53) and Reece (37) offered some resistance, Mildenhall ended up easing to victory.

Rash was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-29, while Jack Loveday and Steve Graham claimed two wickets apiece.

Third-placed Mildenhall, who are 39 points adrift of Sudbury with 50 left to play for, travel to Great Witchingham (6th) on Saturday (11am).

* Burwell & Exning (60) are still not mathematically safe from relegation after a batting collapse saw them beaten by 128 runs at the hands of bottom-of-the-table Norwich (188-9).

Andrew Bramley (4-32) was the pick of the away side’s bowling attack as they restricted Norwich to less than 200 runs from their 50 overs.

However, in reply just two Burwell & Exning batsmen made double figures, with Bramley (14) the team’s top scorer.

The result, which marked the second time Burwell & Exning have been bowled out for just 60 runs this season, has left them 31 points clear of the danger zone ahead of Saturday’s home match versus Bury St Edmunds (11am).