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Ton-up Spence is a big hit

PUBLISHED: 13:29 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 12 July 2010

Mellis enjoyed a six wicket win over Withersfield in Hunts County Bats Suffolk Cricket League Division Two.

They won the toss and Goldsmith and Giles made a brisk start against the Mellis openers.

Mellis enjoyed a six wicket win over Withersfield in Hunts County Bats Suffolk Cricket League Division Two.

They won the toss and Goldsmith and Giles made a brisk start against the Mellis openers. The century partnership arrived in the 18th over. However a change of bowlers proved successful for Mellis with Robbie West and David Williamson each taking a wicket after an opening stand of 116. Withersfield kept the momentum going however and had reached 171 before the third wicket fell with 10 overs still remaining. The innings ended on 218 with seven wickets down, Keith Greenwood and Robbie West both taking a wicket each but the best figures fell to the oldest and youngest players of the team. David Williamson 2-40 off 10 overs and Barnaby Chenery 2-32 off six.

Against a depleted fielding side, Mellis got off to a poor start with three wickets down and only 22 on the board. However an excellent aggressive century by Neil Spence ably supported by Seb Goodge dominated the game and in a partnership of 174 in only 21 overs, the match was won. Goodge was out for 47, Adam Williamson came in and hit a brisk 24 not out leaving Spence undefeated on 119 as Mellis won by six wickets.In the friendly fixture at Eye, Mellis lost to Tivetshall.

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