1st XI Fall Short

Maldon travelled to Hadleigh, looking to make it two wins in a row after a convincing win over Worlington the previous week. The hosts were boosted by the return of two key players- Zimbabwean Kudzai Maunze returned from international duty, while Suffolk all-rounder Dominic Manthorpe returned to the side. The visitors lost the toss, andContinue reading “1st XI Fall Short”

1st XI Cruise Past League Leaders

Maldon hosted Worlington at Drapers Farm in an important Division One clash. The visitors led the way in the Division 1 table, following an unbeaten start to the season. In contrast, the hosts were in need of a win, following three defeats to opening their campaign. Worlington Captain Graham Ford won the toss, and decidedContinue reading “1st XI Cruise Past League Leaders”

Another Ton For Elmo

Maldon closed their Division 1 campaign with the long trip to Worlington looking to finish with back to back victories. There was also a debut for promising youngster Finlay Jones who was accompanied in the side by fellow Under 15 player Angus Beames only playing his second first team match. Having lost the toss and been asked to bat it wasContinue reading “Another Ton For Elmo”

1st XI Cruise To Victory

Maldon entertained East Bergholt on an overcast day after some good performances that had not brought about the victories that they wanted.  Having won the toss Maldon elected to field, early pressure from Mackenzie Jones and Matt Wild kept the run rate low and left East Bergholt at 24 for 1 after 10 overs withContinue reading “1st XI Cruise To Victory”

Dons Fall 18 Short

After another near miss last week Maldon headed to Hadleigh knowing they were playing some good cricket and that they were well capable of defeating a high flying Hadleigh team. On a used pitch Maldon lost the toss and Hadleigh unsurprisingly opted to bat first. The ever dependable opening bowling partnership of Matt Wild andContinue reading “Dons Fall 18 Short”

Dons Denied In The Last Over

After a couple of weeks without a match, Maldon returned to the farm for a game with third placed Mistley. On a rain threatened day the game was reduced to 45 overs a side and when Maldon won the toss they elected to bat. A solid opening partnership of 67 was broken when Jimmy Ainscough wasContinue reading “Dons Denied In The Last Over”

1st XI Player of the Month – July

Player of the month for July had several candidates with Max Bryant and Jimmy Ainscough leading the way with the bat and both scoring important runs in victorious games and solid all round displays with both bat and ball from Mackenzie Jones and Ian Elliott throughout the month. A special mention should also go toContinue reading “1st XI Player of the Month – July”

First XI Beaten By Coggeshall

After an important win last week against Haverhill, Maldon travelled to Coggeshall hoping to inflict a second defeat on them this season. Maldon won the toss and elected to field on an unsettled day. Great opening spells from both Matt Wild and Mackenzie Jones were left unrewarded as Coggeshall made a steady start with aContinue reading “First XI Beaten By Coggeshall”

Bryant Helps Ones To Victory

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,Continue reading “Bryant Helps Ones To Victory”

Dons Beaten By Woolpit

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 couldContinue reading “Dons Beaten By Woolpit”