Maldon entertained Haverhill determined to put behind them two recent defeats with an unchanged side at Drapers Farm.
With Haverhill winning the toss they elected to bat and despite an early breakthrough from Matt Wild at 55 for 1 this looked a good decision.
Cue Harry Grant, after batting well on his debut last week, this time he took control of the game with the ball. Haverhill were to fall to 71 for 5 as he took four quick wickets to turn the game around. Ably supported by two good catches from Ross Walpole Maldon now had full control of the game.
Spinners Toby Pugh 2-23 Ian Elliott 2-17 and Martyn Coker 1-21 persevering despite some dogged resistance from the Haverhill tail end to finish off their innings. At 151 all out Maldon could be very happy with their day’s work.
In reply Maldon were in little danger after a good opening stand laying the foundation to complete the run chase. When Jimmy Ainscough departed for 20 it was left to Max Bryant to score an attacking and positive 70 to see Maldon home with supportive forty partnerships from both Elliott and Walpole. Eventually Maldon ending up victorious by 4 wickets in a comfortable victory.
An important and welcome win that sets them up nicely for a trip to inform Coggeshall next week looking to do the double over them after winning earlier in the season at Drapers Farm.
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