Haverhill ease past Exning with room to spare
MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Exning 178-7 lost to Haverhill 180-4 by six wickets
Haverhill reached their target at Exning with 16.2 overs to spare to make it two wins out of two for the season.
Exning batted first and were reduced to 42-3 after Dan Poole (8-2-19-1) trapped opener Simon Lawson lbw for six and Joe Woodley (12-2-56-3) bowled Ben Atkinson (22) before having Simon Allen caught by Adam Dellar for seven.
Tim Catley (29) and Daniel Baigent led a recovery, but once Baigent was lbw to Callum Brunning for 60 with the score at 140-5, Exning were only able to muster 178-7 from their 45 overs.
Dan Pass removed Catley and Oakley Colby (11) to finish with tidy figures of 14-2-46-2.
Haverhill got off to a strong start at Sam Hartshorn (20) and Sam Powell put on 46 for the first wicket, before Hartshorn was caught by Catley off Ian Starling’s bowling.
Powell struck eight fours and four sixes on his way to a typically belligerent 66 before Adam Newbury claimed his wicket to leave the visitors on 121-2.
Josh Ruthven (35) Adam Dellar (32no) and Dan Poole (16) then took Haverhill past their target with only 28.4 overs bowled.