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Williamson hits ton for Mellis

PUBLISHED: 16:09 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:30 12 July 2010

In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Two Mellis (251-8) beat Tuddenham (130).

Mellis, fielding four players making their first appearance of the season, two having not played in a match for at least 12 years, lost the first three batsmen relatively cheaply.

In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Two Mellis (251-8) beat Tuddenham (130).

Mellis, fielding four players making their first appearance of the season, two having not played in a match for at least 12 years, lost the first three batsmen relatively cheaply.

However, a typically aggressive innings of 49 from Neil Spence and a classy 31 by Tim Courridge took Mellis to 103-5 at the

20-over mark.

Adam Williamson, batting at number seven, then took over and playing some splendid shots, including six sixes, dominated the bowling and was undefeated on 116 when the innings closed at 251-8. This means he takes over as best batsman in our roll of honour.

Richard Morgan made an early breakthrough and he and Doug Spence, who bowled well with no reward, restrained the batsmen with only David Cross (37) looking capable of a good score.

The leg spin of David Williamson was introduced into the attack and in four balls he took three wickets.

With figures of 6-27 off six overs Mellis were now well in control of the match.

Despite a last-wicket stand of 41, Mellis won comfortably by 121 runs with Neil Spence tying up the tail, finishing with 3-15.

A good fielding effort by Mellis with Adam Williamson taking four catches and significant contributions by newcomers Graham Pentelow and Steve Fowler and by Rowland Warboys behind the stumps.

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