Stowmarket 1st XI - 125 all out (4points) lost to Long Melford - 127 for 5 (20 points) by 5 wickets.
By Nicholas Pyke
1st XI Defeated Again
Batting first in tricky conditions proved too much for the early Stowmarket batsmen, and a reasonable total was only possible after Craig Watling (32) and Paul Blake (27) gained some support from Kierran Haynes, Andrew Holding and Jordan Dye.
Wickets from Dale Watling (3-48) and Adrian Watling (2-19) gave some consolation to a side that has spent the previous three years winning most matches. Next week, a change in fortunes is to be hoped for.