Suffolk Over-70s run tourists close

August 2, 2023

AUSTRALIA Over-70s defeated Suffolk Over-70s by 19 runs in their match at Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC on Tuesday.

The tourists, who were put into bat after losing the toss, scored 249 for 4 in their 45 overs, four of their top five batters retiring, three of them after reaching the mandatory mark of 40 runs.

Dave Hinchcliffe, although wicketless, returned impressive figures of 7-1-24-0, and Peter Christie picked up the last two wickets to fall to finish with 9-0-41-2.

After losing two early wickets with only nine runs on the board, the middle order all got among the runs as Suffolk rebuilt their innings.

Peter Boughton (24), Rob Jenkin (38), Ray Black (26) and Hinchcliffe (35) all played useful knocks.

However, the stand-out contribution came from Ken Jones, whose undefeated 53 came off just 43 balls with eight fours as Suffolk were bowled out for 230.

Suffolk skipper Neil Hames said: “We started off slowly but luckily our middle order and later batsmen came in and stuck the ball very well.

“Ken Jones got a very good fifty and we had a couple of other people who got quick thirties, so it helped us get close.

“On the day we could have fielded a bit better – I think we gave them about 20 runs in the field and that was the difference between us getting right up to their score or losing it.”

The match, which was sponsored by Gladwells Pet & Country Store, was one of a series of warm-up matches for the tourists ahead of three one-day internationals against England, starting at Castle Park, home of Colchester & East Essex CC, on Sunday, August 6th.

Ray Black, who made 26, is pictured above batting during Suffolk’s innings.



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