Maldon are left frustrated by the rain

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maldon hampered by rain Maldon hampered by rain

MALDON were left frustrated after their match was abandoned due to rain.

Martyn Coker’s side were entertaining bottom-of-the-table Lakenheath in their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one match when the wet weather forced an early finish.

Maldon, one place above Lakenheath, were looking for the win to push them up the table and had made a good start.

The home side posted 250-7 and the visitors were on 133-4 when the match had to be stopped.

And Maldon face a tough fixture this week as they host champions Frinton, who sit second in the table.

But they will be looking to complete the double over their visitors after beating them on the opening day of the season.

Coker said: “We play Frinton this week and will be looking to do as much as we can to repeat our victory over them. They are unbeaten since then, they will not be easy opponents, so we must play to our absolute best if we are to give them a tough game.”

Speaking about the Lakenheath game, Coker said: “Chris Harris made 59 before he was bowled.

“He has made three consecutive scores of 50 or more, and has made a big difference to the side, as he missed the two previous games. It ended up being a strong team performance of 250-7 from our 50 overs.

“When the rain came, Lakenheath were 133 for 4.

“We claimed 13 points from the game, and now start the second half of the season.”

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