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Bungay drop down table

PUBLISHED: 11:58 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 08:24 01 August 2010

BUNGAY dropped out of the Alliance Division Four promotion places after a three-wicket defeat at the hands of improving Eaton on Saturday.

Put in to bat, Bungay struggled against accurate bowling from Billington and Geoff Vincent, Smith going first playing early at one

from Billington to edge one to Barker at gully.

BUNGAY dropped out of the Alliance Division Four promotion places after a three-wicket defeat at the hands of improving Eaton on Saturday.

Put in to bat, Bungay struggled against accurate bowling from Billington and Geoff Vincent, Smith going first playing early at one

from Billington to edge one to Barker at gully. Porter slashed at one from Vincent and Trett held on to a stinging slip chance, and Tony Chang (20) and Dave MacPhillie (36) consolidated the innings.

Neil Vincent entered the attack and promptly removed Chang with the score at 56 in the 28th over as the visitors failed to get to grips with the slow pitch. Flatt was trapped in front, and despite a brief flurry from MacPhillie, he too perished trying to push up the run rate.

The middle and lower order were scythed through by the returning Billington and Vincent, who ended up with a commendable 5-26, as Bungay folded meekly for a paltry 114, about 20 runs short on a difficult pitch.

Eaton started patiently as Brackebury and Graham Butcher posted a half-century opening stand as Bungay toiled to no avail. Butcher fell hitting one to Haines at mid-wicket, and Brackenbury was well caught by Bedingfield off Luke Pawsey.

Sam Butcher and Duke took the score on to 102-2 as the hosts looked to be coasting home. Darren Flatt returned to the attack and forced a mistake from Butcher who skied one to MacPhillie.

Best was unluckily run out as Haines fortuitously deflected Smith's throw onto the stumps. Haines trapped Barker in front and Flatt accounted for Duke and John Chilvers as Eaton wobbled in sight of the victory line.

Billington and Vincent eventually ensured that the hosts crept past their target with just three wickets to spare.

Bungay host Cringleford Lodge this weekend hoping to return to winning ways.

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