Maldon headed into back to back home games frustrated by their narrow defeat to Halstead the previous week but hopeful that they could bounce back. With captain Pugh back to lead the side he started by winning the toss and electing to bat on a hot day that looked ideal for batting.
Unfortunately, Maldon could not take advantage and when they lost inform Jimmy Ainscough early it was the start of a constant stream of wickets. The only resistance came from Ian Elliott 32 and debutant Harry Grant 27 in a below par total of 146.
Despite the enthusiastic attitude and positive energy in the Maldon fielding 146 was never going to prove enough for a high-flying Woolpit team.
An early breakthrough from another Maldon debutant Jack Bowen gave Maldon a glimmer of hope but that was soon extinguished as Woolpit scored at good rate whilst Maldon attacked looking for wickets. Eventually Woolpit deservedly reached their target for the loss of 3 wickets.
A disappointing display from Maldon who next week look to bounce back with another home game against Haverhill.