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Beccles relegated

PUBLISHED: 11:39 05 September 2008 | UPDATED: 07:38 01 August 2010

It was the clash between the bottom two placed sides Mattishall and Beccles.

Mattishall won comfortably to avoid relegation but Beccles will go down.

Beccles skipper Dave Turrell won the toss and decided to bat first on a good track and after the loss of an early wicket Beccles pair Richard Turrell and Richard Porter made the most of the conditions putting on 123 with the pair making making 57 and 90 respectively.

It was the clash between the bottom two placed sides Mattishall and Beccles.

Mattishall won comfortably to avoid relegation but Beccles will go down.

Beccles skipper Dave Turrell won the toss and decided to bat first on a good track and after the loss of an early wicket Beccles pair Richard Turrell and Richard Porter made the most of the conditions putting on 123 with the pair making making 57 and 90 respectively.

Beccles were eventually bowled out for 200 with Fordham taking 3-30 and Stokes 4-39.

Mattishall started the chase losing an early wicket with Cross out lbw to Vihm for 14 but after that a 140-run partnership between Stokes and Lockwood saw them well on the way to victory with Lockwood making 92 and Stokes 41 before three late wickets fell with Turrell, Porter and Young picking up one each also, but Mattishall were always in control in the end winning with the loss of only four wickets down to avoid relegation.

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