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Ainscough pleased by bowling display
4:51pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Sport
MALDON brushed aside Woolpit in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one and Jimmy Ainscough’s bowlers vindicated his decision to put Woolpit into bat.
Apart from Parker (28) and Jones (57) no other Woolpit batsman made double figures.
Skipper Ainscough said: “We were so tight in the field.
“The bowlers took every advantage from the wicket but were so accurate they gave them no easy runs.”
In fact it took Woolpit to the 50th over to grind out 132.
Jack Riley epitomised the quality of the bowling as his four for 33 spanned 14 overs.
He made the early breakthrough and got Parker (28).
That left Jones (57) trying in vain to find a partner as Ian Elliott (two for 33) and Toby Pugh (two for 33) worked their way through the middle order.
A smart run out by Gary Bannister and a wicket with his first ball by Chris Harris and that was that with Maldon having to chase 132.
Ainscough said: “Jon Barratt caught the last man and he was one of four youngsters we had to recruit to the first team this week.
“I was really pleased with them.”
Maldon’s match winners were Chris Harris (45) and Ian Elliott (59 not out).
In two watchful innings of good quality they showed Woolpit how to handle a different wicket and a tight attack.
Ainscough said: “We all know how good Ian is and I was very impressed with the maturity that young Chris showed.”
When Harris was out Martyn Coker (14 not out) saw Maldon home with Elliott.