Stradbroke A find it hard to get going

In the MSC Suffolk Alliance Section A, Stradbroke A have started the season with two defeats, both following the same pattern.

Their curtain-raiser against Sudbourne Hall, saw a rusty bowling attack unable to cope with ex-Suffolk batsman Micky Peck (147).

The last nine batsmen scored just 29 between them as Joe Pearson (4-73) and James Ling (4-43) including a hat-trick, saw the visitors bowled out for 226.

Sadly, the home side kept finding ways of getting out extravagantly.

A straight bat is an unhappy bat, it seems, with only Benji Spinks (46) looking at ease.

A completely new bowling attack travelled to BT and that lack of penetration saw Kevin Nunn (96 no) score at will.

Lee Bedwell (4-56) and Alan Barker (5-55) eventually found some rhythm, the last seven batsmen scoring 18 between them.

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