MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC 1st XI on Sat 31 Jul 2021 at 11:00
Match was Drawn

Match report Nic gets his ton at last. After a week of THE HUNDRED with its crash, bang, wallop format, today we were treated to a different form of the game, a far cry from the former. This was a more dour format, comprising 120 overs of block, defend and protect your wicket at all cost. To be fair to Mildenhall, Copdock who arrived with three covid enforced changes to their published side, set their stall out early. In hindsight, having won the toss, Olly should have asked them to bat but its easy to be clairvoyant after the event.
So, Mildenhall batted first and put on a decent score of 240 for 8 off 63 overs. Stars of the show were Nic with 107 and Darren with 55 who carried his bat through to the 42nd over before falling LBW. Congratulations to Nic for his first century for MCC and to both Nic and Darren for being in the top ten of the EAPL batting league.
Clearly Copdock didn’t fancy getting anywhere near this target and decided to be dogged in defence. They underestimated Jack ‘Notsoluvly’ though as he tried to decapitate all who had the temerity to stand their ground. He didn’t hang about neither, making contact with Sam Webb-Snowling’s helmet in his second over with a vicious bouncer. This left a nasty dent in the helmet and induced Sam’s retirement from the arena. Hugh Thomas came in and stayed for 11 overs making 32 runs before Baker had him LBW. This heralded the arrival of the gutsy youngster Donald Mlambo in the 14th over and immediately Jack ‘Notsoluvly’ was handed the ball and got him in the shoulder. After a bit of massage and a drink the young lad regained his composure and stuck it out. Tthis obviously un-nerved Jack Beaumont who had so far resisted everything thrown at him but suddenly lobbed a catch to Baker off Notsoluvly. At this point Copdock closed ranks and only one more wicket fell and that not until the 44th over when Jacob Marston was caught behind off 'notsoluvly'. By this time they had scored only 135 runs and were intent on just staying put, which they did with ease. Their star of the show was clearly Donald Mlambo who faced 118 balls from all of our bowlers and remained bruised, but unbeaten on 48. Well done the Don!
Finally we wish the injured players of Copdock a speedy recovery and no hard feelings.

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 4w 2b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
Jack Potticary lbw M Wareing 18 32 2 56.25 1
Darren Ironside lbw M Wareing 55 113 6 48.67
Matt Allen ct B Tweedy b M Wareing 1 22 4.55 1
Nic Smit ct J Marston b B Claydon 107 148 9 3 72.30
Tom Rash ct B Claydon b C Swallow 23 21 3 1 109.52
Tom Allen run out  (G Bennett) 1 4 25.00
Ollie Lovejoy ct H Thomas b C Swallow 4 14 28.57
Tristan Blackledge ct S Webb-Snowling b C Swallow 10 15 66.67
Jon Allen Not Out  10 9 1 111.11
Jack Loveday Not Out  1 1 100
Alex Cruickshank  

Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Claydon17.0455155.003.24
Matthew Wareing13.0442314.003.23
Hugh Thomas4.002500.006.25
Jack Beaumont14.014900.003.50
Chris Swallow14.0064321.334.57
Thomas Harper1.00100.001.00

Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
153 (55.0 overs)
Ben Claydon lbw T Blackledge 0 7 0
Jack Beaumont ct M Allen b J Loveday 29 47 5 61.70
Sam Webb-Snowling Retired Not Out  1 5 20.0
Hugh Thomas lbw M Allen 25 32 4 78.12
Donald Mlambo Not Out  48 118 5 40.68
Jacob Marston ct J Potticary b J Loveday 35 91 5 38.46
Chris Swallow Not Out  9 30 2 30.0
George Bennett  
Matthew Wareing  
Thomas Harper  
Ben Tweedy  


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tristan Blackledge9.0123123.002.56
Jack Loveday16.0455227.503.44
Alex Cruickshank4.001500.003.75
Matt Allen11.0421121.001.91
Nic Smit7.011400.002.00
Darren Ironside7.031300.001.86
Ollie Lovejoy1.001200.0012.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Child