Two’s Lose By 9 Wickets

The Maldon 2nd XI travelled deep into Suffolk to play at Nowton looking to bounce back from defeat to Abberton the week earlier.

Skipper Liam Saxton won the toss and elected to bat. Openers James Ellis and Jamie Goldstein played well and ensured that after 15 overs Maldon had 10 wickets in hand still.

The Nowton opening bowlers gave nothing in their opening spell and restricted Maldon to under 40. Jamie Goldstein was caught at mid off for 28 bringing Joe Figg to the crease. At drinks Maldon were 62 for the loss of 1 wicket. However Ellis fell for 33 runs with the score at 77 for 2 and Jamie Brown joined Figg. Figg and Brown started to play some shots and the runs began to flow.

Figg reached his 50 from 65 balls with Brown reaching 50 from 35 balls. Both continued to score, albeit Figg with a bit of luck at times, and both were run out trying to score quick runs at the end of the innings. Figg scoring 86 from 84 balls and Brown 81 from 56 balls in a 139 run partnership. The innings ended with Maldon scoring 239 runs and losing 6 wickets.

The Nowton opening batters started well and showed their experience with some fine shots. Skipper Saxton rotated the bowlers but the Nowton batters played shots all over the wicket.

James Ellis took the only wicket of the innings bowling the Nowton skipper for 52 runs. The Maldon fielding was good and the batters needed to play good shots to get the ball past them. However, Nowton reached the target of 240 with 3 overs remaining with Pilgrim scoring 128 runs.

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