Mixed luck for Rumburgh teams
Rumburgh lost to Saxmundham by 104 runs, their third consecutive league defeat, by 104 runs. Saxmundham won the toss and decided to bat first. At 41 Sampson edged Duncan Whittle to keeper Hadingham and it was another 155 runs before Rumburgh had a sniff of a wicket as Owston made a superb 104.
Rumburgh lost to Saxmundham by 104 runs, their third consecutive league defeat, by 104 runs. Saxmundham won the toss and decided to bat first. At 41 Sampson edged Duncan Whittle to keeper Hadingham and it was another 155 runs before Rumburgh had a sniff of a wicket as Owston made a superb 104. Saxmundham posted 261-4.
Rumburgh fought back with a good partnership by Hadingham and Whittle. Overseas player Whittle ended his season at Rumburgh, as he has been called home for the rest of the season for representative honours. Rumburgh's chances of victory were slim and they were finally all out for 157.
Rumburgh entertain Worlingworth at The Banks Farm Oval tomorrow and travel to Sudbourne on Sunday.
Saxmundham 261-4: S Owston c-b Godbold 104, P Sampson c Hadingham b Whittle 23, G Butler c Moon b Brennan 44, B Foreman run out 24, B Thurston not out 32, A Palmer not out 2. Bowling: D Whittle 13-2-41-1, K Brennan 12-0-83-1, P Godbold 9-0-37-1, G Shipley 6-0-38-0, J Herbert 2-0-19-0, K Gowing 3-0-38-0.
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Rumburgh: J Hadingham b Crane 38, P Godbold c Crane b Thurston 0, D Whittle run out 29, J Cross lbw Butler 2, G Shipley c-b Crane 6, K Brennan c Crane b Thurston 27, K Gowing b Brown 26, W Roberts b Buttler 1, G Moon b Brown 13, J Herbert not out 2, C Jones b Brown 0. Bowling: B Thurston 9-3-9-2, T Feaveryear 5-0-34-0, D Crane 7-2-22-2, G Butler 12-0-37-2, B Brown 4.4-0-50-3.
Rumburgh 2nd XI beat St Margeret's by seven wickets.
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Captain Roger Davis lost the toss in a rain reduced game and was asked to field. Rumburgh, with a mixture of colts and veterans, had the St Margaret's batsmen in all sorts of trouble.
The pick of the bowlers was veteran and club president Richard Tomkin. St Margaret's finished their innings of 10 overs with 39-3.
Rumburgh's openers and youth team players Alfie Herbert and Will Roberts were never behind the modest run rate and Rumburgh passed the St Margaret's total with three overs remaining with three wickets down, Jimmy Herbert finishing 16 not out.
Thanks go to umpires Lee and Hindle and to Mrs Blaxland for allowing the use of the beautiful rectory ground.