For our second game, as cricket resumed across the league, we entertained Woolpit II’s a newly promoted team. Captain Walpole won the all-important toss and decided to put Woolpit into bat. Not a difficult decision.
Great opening spells from Wild who despite a wide bowled a misery opening spell and a first wicket from impressive overseas Connah Thompson kept the Woolpit batsmen under wraps. This opening intent was built on throughout the innings with left arm spin twins Pugh 2-32 and Coker 2-31 controlling the middle of the innings.
It was left to Thompson to come back and finish off the innings finishing with four wickets and although he will be disappointed not to convert his hat trick ball, keeping Woolpit to 140 for 9 was a fantastic effort.
In reply Maldon knew that 141 was very gettable but also it needed a focussed and careful response. After Walpole fell with the score on 21 an important fifty partnership between Bryant and Ainscough laid the foundation for a successful run chase on a still tricky surface.
Walpole’s decision to then promote young Brown when Ainscough fell paid off as his quick fire 19 cemented Maldon’s dominant position. At 100 for 3 it was Maldon’s to lose and despite a few wickets falling in difficult conditions Bryant’s excellent 65 not out meant they got a cross the line 6 wickets down in the 39th over.
Maldon will be very happy with another win that saw contributions throughout the team and in all three disciplines. Next week a trip to Little Bardfield will give Maldon the opportunity to make it three from three.
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