CAPTAIN Louis Cant hailed "another great team performance" as his Braintree Cricket Club side romped to a 147-run victory against Sudbury seconds.

The dominant win got Braintree back to winning ways in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division two after their setback at Frinton twos the week before and lifted them to fourth in the table ahead of a trip to Clacton on Saturday.

Batting first against Sudbury, Braintree set the tone early and although they didn't have anyone making a half century, their aggressive hitting saw three players make it into the 40s as they set the visitors a target of 275 for seven.

And it was a total that Sudbury never really looked capable of reaching, with Josh Newman taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings, before Cant went on to claim three for 52 and Dean Bass took six for 27 as the visitors were all out for 128.

"It was another great team performance with everyone doing their specific jobs extremely well, which always makes for a great team," said a delighted Braintree skipper.

"I think it’s the highest score I’ve ever seen, without an individual reaching 50.

"I take that as a positive sign that we’re all capable of producing valuable runs.

"We stayed aggressive in the field and never stopped pushing for the win at any point.

"We were dominant from the very beginning.

"We didn’t let rain breaks put us off our game and at no point did we not believe we were going to win.

"Sudbury seemed to turn up with the attitude, that they wanted the game called off.

"This became very apparent when, after the first rain delay, they said they shouldn’t have had to field, because the ball would get wet and that it wouldn’t be fair.

"That was even though they won the toss and chose to bowl.

"But our opening batsmen gave us another great platform, achieving 100 partnership in very quick time, which allowed for everyone else to play with freedom as the innings went on.

"Our bowlers started really well, getting plenty of half chances and looking like taking a wicket every ball.

"With the weather closing in, we turned to our spinners to get through the overs as quickly as possible and once Dean Bass got started, there was no stopping him.

"After chipping our way at the top order, the tail collapsed and we were able to keep turning the screw until the job was complete."