Sudbury in Final v MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Suffolk Cup on Sun 28 Aug 2011 at 2.30p.m
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall won by 2 runs

Match report In the adjacent wicket Sudbury beat Exning and so Mildenhall took on the E.A.P.L team in the final. This time Mildenhall batted first and were starved of scoring opportunities by some good bowling from Hunn, Fernando and then Batch. Joe Reed and Steve Grinling were both removed and Mildenhall could only manage 35 off the first 10 overs. James Holmes and Steve Lankester began a fight back with Holmes hitting two massive sixes. Lankester (16) fell to a caught and bowled by Batch, however Holmes posted 36 before he was clean bowled by Gallagar. Chris Baugh (12) worked the ball around and it enabled Mildenhall to finish on 102 for 9. Consensus on the boundary was that they were 20 runs short of a defendable target.

Mildenhall started well when Rees was dismissed first ball by Lwana, Grinling (worth a special mention for his days performance as he had not kept since the midweek cup final) holding on to a sharp catch. Warraich bowled Poulson (70) in his second over. Sudbury fought back through Fernando and Batch and they brought up the 50 in the 11th over. Mildenhall changed their attack and took the pace off the ball. Lankester struck to dismiss both Fernando (26) and Batch (20). Reed trapped Poole lbw and suddenly Mildenhall were back in the game. Reed struck again when K.Moulton Day edged to keeper Grinling leaving Sudbury on 72 for 6. As the final overs approached Mildenhall brought on Shepperson only to see his first over cost 13 and the advantage tilt again towards Sudbury. Mildenhalls top scorer James Holmes was brought on with Sudbury requiring just 11 runs to win. Holmes had a great over and bowled B.Moulton Day while conceding just one run. In the 19th over Mansfold (11) launched at Shepperson only to be caught on the boundary by man of the moment Holmes. So it came down to the last over and Sudbury needing 7 runs to win with two wickets left. . Sudbury managed three singles before Holmes induced Gallagar into a simple catch to Lankester. Holmes fifth ball was a dot ball and the last ball resulted in Hyett being run out as he and Hunn tired to scramble the three runs for a win. The final few overs of high drama had seen Mildenhall snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Mildenhall Captain Steve Lankester was presented with the Suffolk Cup and sponsors Greene King provided a large quantity of alcohol to fill it up with.

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Joe Reed ct A. Mansfield b D. Batch 8
Steven Grinling b J. Poulson b M. Hunn 7 2 1
James Holmes b H. Fernando 36 1
Stephen Lankester ct & Bowled D. Batch 16 1
Ben Shepperson b J. Gallagar 3
Chris Baugh ct D. Batch b B. Reece 12
Lennox Lwana b J. Poulson b H. Fernando 2 1
Ahmad J Warraich ct K. Moulton-Day b B. Reece 0
Ryan Clark Run out  1
Andrew Youngs Not Out  0
Jamie Allen Not Out  3

Sudbury in Final Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M. Hunn4.00919.002.25
H. Fernando4.0021210.505.25
D. Batch4.001427.003.50
B. Moulton Day2.002300.0011.50
J. Gallagar2.0010110.005.00
B. Reece4.0024212.006.00

Sudbury in Final Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
100 (0.0 overs)
B. Reece ct S.Grinling b L.Lwana 0
J. Poulson b AJ Warraich 7
H. Fernando ct L.Lwana b S.Lankester 26
D. Batch ct S.Grinling b S.Lankester 20
N. Poole lbw J.Reed 11
K. Moulton Day st S.Grinling b J.Reed 0
A. Mansfield ct J.Holmes b B.Shepperson 11
B. Moulton Day b J.Holmes 11
M. Hunn Not Out  5
J. Gallagar ct S.Lankester b J.Holmes 1
B. Hyett Run out  0


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Lennox Lwana4.0023123.005.75
Ahmad J Warraich4.0012112.003.00
Stephen Lankester4.001728.504.25
Joe Reed4.0023211.505.75
Ben Shepperson2.0016116.008.00
James Holmes2.00522.502.50
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