MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Woolpit (Sponsored by HAC Grass Roots) on Sat 01 May 2010 at 1.00 p.m
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Lost Mildenhall lost by 19 runs

Match report On Saturday at Wamil Way, Mildenhall took on newly promoted Woolpit in a Two Counties Division One match. Having got a resounding victory last week and seeing other league games go in their favour, Mildenhall were confidently looking to cement their challenge for this seasons honours.
A bright sunny day saw Woolpit win the toss and elect to bat. They opened with Rutterford and Northcote. Northcote had scored a near double hundred on the same ground this time last year. In the very first over Lwana induced Northcote to edge the ball to slip only to see Ziaf Kulasi go high and wide to his left and then drop the ball. However in the fourth over Mildenhall got their prize when Northcote (8) attempted to hook a slower ball from Tymal Mills and spooned a catch to Chris Baugh.
Mildenhall leaked early runs with some indifferent ground fielding and unusual field placements, allowing Woolpit to reach 45 off 9 overs. Martin Taylor replaced Mills at the River End and the run flow was stemmed. Mills switched ends and with the score on 56 he bagged the wicket of Large (13) when Larges shot skied out towards third man and Baugh ran in, dived forward and took a great catch. Pilgrim joined Rutterford. Taylor with his in duckers was having a great effect on the run rate as Woolpit were restricted to scoring just 11 runs in 9 overs after Northcotes departure. Mildenhall brought on Steve Lankester and he and Taylor continued to strangle the run flow. With the score on 76, Taylor made the break through when Rutterford (34) having been patient until this point offered an easy catch to James Watson.
Lankester joined in the wicket taking as firstly he had Pilgrim (14) caught at deep mid off by Mills and on the same score he got Jones (5) trapped lbw. Woolpit by now had half their side out for 88. Just two runs later and it was Lankester picking up another wicket as Karl Holmes standing up, took a sharp catch to his right to dismiss Whiteman for 3.Starling (2) then gave Lankester his fourth wicket when he completely missed a loping full toss and was bowled. Steward joined Parker at the wicket. Taylor completed his 16 over spell with a very economical 1 for 21. Mildenhall however were unable to prise any more wickets as the Woolpit pair added a further 34 during the last 10 overs. Little did anyone realise at the time how valuable this partnership would prove to be. Woolpit had set Mildenhall the modest target of 129. Lankester finished with 4 for 31 off 14 overs and Mills 2 for 28.
Mildenhalls run chase was desperate. Richard Cross (0) walked forward after playing his shot and was run out. Baugh (0) fell to his third consecutive lbw and Collins got his second lbw decision when Luke Turner (7) was trapped in front. Poor shot selection followed as Jimmy Watson, Kulasi and Lankester were all bowled. Mildenhall reeled at 22 for 6. Captain Karl Holmes and James Holmes dug in and steered the score to 50 off 20 overs. Holmes then changed an attempted drive into a cut and was bowled by Rutterford for 21.Mildenhall had reached 66 when they lost their seventh wicket. Taylor (8) was brilliantly stumped by Northcote off Rutterford. Steward like Lankester and Taylor for Mildenhall belied his years as he sent down 16 overs for just 42 runs. He picked up his third wicket when Lwana (13) giving little thought to shot selection drove high to mid on and was superbly caught by Parker diving low to his right.
Mildenhall teetered on 79 for 9. Mills joined his skipper and they began a nail biting partnership that saw the Mildenhall 100 raised. The “Boys Own” story was not to be however when with the score on 109 Holmes (29) was adjudged caught by wicketkeeper Northcote off Parker. Woolpit had won what at teatime had looked like an unlikely victory. Mildenhall on the other hand with two home defeats out of two, will have to apply themselves much more if they are to put any challenge together for those league honours this season.

Woolpit (Sponsored by HAC Grass Roots) Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
128 (0.0 overs)
A.Northcote ct  C.Baugh bwld T.Mills 8
C.Rutterford ct  J.Watson bwld M.Taylor 34
D.Large ct  C.Baugh bwld T.Mills 13
G.Pilgrim ct  T.Mills bwld S.Lankester 14
R.Jones lbw  S.Lankester 5
W.Parker Not Out  24
O.Whiteman ct  K.Holmes bwld S.Lankester 2
A.Starling b  S.Lankester 2
D.Steward Not Out  11


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Lennox Lwana13.014200.003.23
Tymal Mills7.0128214.004.00
Martin Taylor16.0521121.001.31
Stephen Lankester14.023147.752.21

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Chris Baugh lbw  Collins 0 2
Richard Cross Run out  0
Luke Turner lbw  Collins 7
James Watson b  Steward 8 1
Ziaf Kulasi b  Collins 0
Stephen Lankester b  Steward 0
James Holmes b  Rutterford 21
Karl Holmes ct  Northcote bwld Parker 29 1
Martin Taylor st  Northcote bwld Rutterford 8
Lennox Lwana ct  Parker bwld Steward 13
Tymal Mills Not Out  14 1

Woolpit (Sponsored by HAC Grass Roots) Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
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  • Scorer :
    Mick Emmett