Southwold sealed a thriller to progress to the quater-finals of the Plate at the expense of Saxmundham as Aaron Goffin’s 21-ball 30* catapulted them to an away draw at Wortham.
After inserting their hosts following a wet morning and afternoon in Saxmundham, Southwold watched as opener Stephen Owston his 78 off 89 balls in a game shortened to 25 overs per side. Receiving support from Billy Thurston (22) and Stuart Goddard (23) the left hander blasted the Southwold attack to all parts before he was caught by Jordan Barber off Edward Garrard, after one leg-side heave too many. Thurston was bowled by Barber before both Goddard and Ray Halls were run out as Saxmundham scrambled for all the runs they could get as Southwold’s bowlers salvaged a situation that had looked ominous. Barber’s 1/14, Steve Hines 0/16 and Sam Booker’s 0/25 were miserly and effective as the visitors restricted their hosts to 146/4.