The mens first team were looking to follow up their good win the week before at Haverhill and took on Woolpit 2nds at Dellwood.
Woolpit won the toss and batted first on what looked a hard wicket and hoped to provide scoreboard pressure with a chase later on. Felixstowe couldn't have asked for a better start taking a wicket with first ball of the game, Jon Block tried to play across the line to a Charlie Hitchen swinging delivery taking a leading edge being caught at cover. It got even better for Charlie snicking off Henry Bevan, the unluckiest bloke in cricket to be caught in the slip cordon at Felixstowe, a catch well held by James Heathcote.
Woolpit needed to rebuild, however a poorly judged run by George Tilbrook meant he was run out by Matt Lawrenson via good glovework by Matt Hunwicke to leave Woolpit stranded on 12-3 and well behind the game. Woolpit reached 39-3 before James Holmes fell to Hunter Elliston for 30 having looked good and provided 6 boundaries. Hunter followed the wicket up with an inswinging yorker which took Kian Flannagan's leg stump to leave Woolpit 39-5 and struggling to post a total. An excellent patient innings from Jonty Le Compte with 43no from 73 allowed Woolpit to reach 100 all out.
Great bowling from the two openers Charlie Hitchen and Hunter Elliston finishing with figures of 15 overs, 4 maidens, 4-39 and 10 overs, 4 maidens, 2-34 respectively was supported by Captain Kyle Jay's spin finishing with 3-26 off 10.4 overs.
Despite the low score Felixstowe knew they would need a good start on a pitch which can misbehave in the second innings. The team reached 17 before the loss of Ben Hopkins who edged behind Adrian Starling for 6 who bowled a good spell of bowling. Adam Hopkins steadied the ship and hit a typically classy 49 with 8 fours, before needing a pint and deciding 49 was in fact enough for the day being bowled by Will West who also trapped James Heathcote for a duck.
Felixstowe reached their target from 28.3 overs with Marc Lloyd hitting 24no off 66 with 3 boundaries proving his disdain for slow batting. A good result for the first team taking 39 points from the last two games and pushing up towards the table. The team face Copdock away on the 8th June which is sure to prove a tough game.
Performance of the match: Charlie Hitchen