YOUNGSTER Finley Jones claimed four wickets for four runs as Maldon's third XI claimed victory in their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division eight.

Due to the adverse weather conditions the decision was made to shorten the game to 30 overs a side.

Harwich won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a tricky wicket for batting.

Harwich never really managed to going due to some impressive bowling from the Maldon opening bowlers.

Youngster Jones who finished with figures of four wickets for four runs off of his five overs.

And Jack Plumb claimed three wickets for ten runs, off his eight overs.

Luke Sanders then took the ball to wrap things up with an equally impressive three wickets for seven runs off just 2.4 overs to leave Harwich all out for 25.

All but two of the Harwich wickets were bowled, with Jamie Brown taking a good catch at point off the bowling of Plumb.

And Mike Smith took a looping catch at first slip off the bowling of Finlay Jones.

A performance worth mentioning was also Lawrence Cook who was exceptional behind the stumps.

Jamie Goldstein and Andy Barnes opened the batting for Maldon making short work of chasing down the 26 runs required to win, striking five fours and finishing the game off, in just 4.2 overs.

After a fantastic maximum point win for Maldon in their opening game of the season, they next host Ipswich II this weekend, at Maldon Promenade Park.

Maldon's first XI beat Coggeshall by two wickets in a low-scoring Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one encounter, at Drapers Farm.

Matt Anderson was the stand out for the Dons, with an unbeaten 52 runs from 52 balls, which followed him taking 3-37 with the ball.

A superb 101 from vice-chairman Joe Figg saw Jas Baines’ Sunday team record a second consecutive victory, dispatching Canewdon by 91 runs.

Alex Strong and David Blackboro both collected three wickets for Maldon, who bowled out their hosts within 28 overs for just 134.