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Seasiders celebrate title success
3:40pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
Frinton have been crowned Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one champions.
Mark Jones’ side clinched the title after beating fourth-placed Mildenhall by 34 runs, in an exciting clash at Ashlyns Road.
Frinton will now take part the play-offs to earn the right to play in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian League, next year.
Frinton made 169, with Moulton scoring a fine 48 and Matt Foakes (32) continuing his good run of form, with good support from Ben Wilcock (30).
Frinton’s South African fast bowler Viret enjoyed a breathtaking opening spell, dismissing Mildenhall’s top order of Eric Laubscher (4), Luke Turner (6) and Joe Holmes (0) in quick succession.
Viret finished with match-winning figures of six wickets for 21 runs off his 13 overs, as Mildenhall were bowled out for 135.
Elsewhere in the division, Hadleigh (262 for seven) remain second following their 48-run win over Haverhill (214).
Mistley (115 for seven) defeated bottom club Halstead (114) by three wickets, while Coggeshall (259 for five) narrowly beat Maldon (247) by 12 runs.
Witham (281 for five) saw off Elmstead Grasshoppers (214 for nine) by 67 runs and Wivenhoe (135) lost to Ipswich (139-5) by five wickets.
In division two, it is still tight at the top between leaders Worlington and second-placed Lakenheath, after both sides won.
Worlington beat Braintree by five wickets, while Lakenheath were nine-wicket winners over Exning.
Bottom two Long Melford and Mildenhall II were both beaten.
Kelvedon and Feering moved a step closer to the division three title with a five-wicket win over Abberton.
But Frinton II are still hot on their tails after they defeated Felixstowe by 23 runs, while third-placed Sudbury II also won after defeating Halstead II by 161 runs.