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TUCKER GARDNER PREMIER LEAGUE Division Two Eaton Socon 162-6 Fordham 201-9 Match drawn FOR the third time this season, Fordham came out on top in a drawn match, as visitors Eaton Socon exercised their right to shut up shop and obtain eight point


Division Two

Eaton Socon 162-6

Fordham 201-9

Match drawn

FOR the third time this season, Fordham came out on top in a drawn match, as visitors Eaton Socon exercised their right to 'shut up shop' and obtain eight points to Fordham's 12.

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Fordham began well with openers Mark Silcock and Gavin Harding playing beautifully on a good track. The partnership was ended on 71 when Harding went for 30 but Silcock went on to make a fine half century before being dismissed for 56. This led to a succession of dismissals Fordham were forced to consolidate rather than accelerate at this point in their innings.

Middle order batsman Mark Abbott played gloriously for 55 not out and put on 37 for the last wicket with Clinton Cornwell to take Fordham to 201-9 and eight batting points.

Eaton Socon responded well and were only two wickets down at the required rate as they approached the three figure mark. But Fordham gradually swung the match back in their favour with two more wickets and, when two more batsmen fell in quick succession, Eaton Socon decided to end their run chase, requiring 49 from the last seven overs, with four wickets in hand. The innings ended on 162-6 with Carl Arnold claiming three wickets, Gain Harding two and Jason Harding one.

CCA Senior League Division 2

Yelling I 185

City of Ely I 188-9

Ely won by one wicket

YELLING batted first and posted 185 all out. Richard Vincett took 3-23 off 11 overs and Andrew Foster and Robin Hammerton took two wickets each. Notably, Mark Hatcher took two superb catches at first slip.

Ely replied with 188 for 9 off 44.5 overs. Captain Robin Hammerton came in at number 11 with Ely still needing 33 runs to win. He smashed 26 not out off 11 balls, including four 4s and a six. Jan Dekker, in his first season at the club, held his nerve to clip bowler Steve Tack over midwicket for four to seal the victory off the penultimate delivery of the match. The situation was set up by a patient and classy innings from 19 year-old Mark Hatcher, coming in at number three and scoring 55. He was supported well by Satia Gaud who made 22 on his second appearance for the first team. The middle order didn't contribute enough and Kevin Felton's 22 was the only other innings of note.

CCA Junior Division 1A

Cherry Hinton I 114 all out

Littleport I 115-4

Littleport won by six wickets

LITTLEPORT hosted Cherry Hinton on May 3 and put the visitors in to bat. The opening pair of Niall Barber (53) and Martyn Livermore (10) put on 41 for the first wicket and that proved to be the highlight of Cherry Hinton's batting performance, with no other player reaching double figures. The team was 79-5 at one point but lost four wickets for just 11 runs. Douglas Marsh returned figures of 4-32 and he was ably supported by Steve Tuck (3-26) and Stephan Kimsey with 2-18.

Littleport knocked off the required runs in 26 overs. Opener Terry Stone scored 36 before being bowled by Lewis Bird. Extras recorded the next highest total (27) - these two accounting for over half the total required. Cherry Hinton's Bird finished with impressive figures of 3-28 off his six overs.

CCA Junior Division 2A

Sutton I 219

Wilburton I 84-8

Sutton won by 135 runs

SUTTON'S Mike Vincent and Robbie Braybrooke added 93 runs for the second wicket with Vincent scoring nine 4s and a six in his 71. Braybrooke hit seven 4s in his 52. Sutton were 203-5 when bowlers Chris Hughes (5-51) and 15 year-old Tom Walker (2-37) struck Sutton's lower order and they were eventually bowled out for 219 - just 16 runs being scored for the last five wickets.

In reply, Wilburton's number three batsman, Gary Foot, top scored for his side with an unbeaten 34. He had to watch from the crease as his fellow batsmen fell to a devastating performance from Glen Campbell (4-7) and Steve Northrup (3-17) and Wilburton slumped to 84 all out in 33 overs.

CCA Junior Division 3A

Littleport II 158-8

St Ives III 71 all out

Littleport II won by 87 runs

ST Ives hosted Littleport on May 3 and the visitors batted first. Good top scored with 51 and carried his bat to the end. Bowland was the best of St Ives bowlers with figures of 3-42 off his 10 overs.

In reply, St Ives found themselves outclassed by the Littleport team. Ewart was the only batsman to make it into double figures, with 21, before being bowled by Marsh. St Ives struggled to 71 off 30.2 overs. Plumb finished with 4-21 off his 10 overs and Marsh, Rathinam and Peskett ( 4-2-8-2) picked up two wickets each.

City of Ely II 127

St Ives III 131-8

St Ives III won by two wickets

ELY hosted St Ives on Saturday (May 10) and batted first at the Paradise Ground. Oliver Swan-Taylor top scored with 46 but at number five in the order he was the last Ely batsman to score in double figures and Ely were bowled out for 127 in 32 overs. St Ives' Bowland ended the day with the most satisfactory figures of 6-18 off six overs, including a maiden.

The St Ives batsmen put up a reasonable show, with a top score of 35 for Stevens. Their middle order did not manage to reach double figures in the face of some accurate Ely bowling from Jan Aniskowicz (3-15) and Sheldrick (2-27). However, the late order batsmen showed some resistance and carried the team home to 131-8, picking up 20 points to Ely's seven.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

Sutton II 216-9

Bluntisham II 116 all out

Sutton II won By 100 runs

SUTTON got off to great start with an opening stand of 82 with Craig Faux (54) and Paul Robinson (23) and ended strongly with a partnership of 51 from John Megginson (58 no) and Graham Mayle (30 no).

Bluntisham captain Searle was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 10-0-39- 6.

In reply, Blutisham was restricted to 116 all out due to tight bowling from Graham Mayle (10-1-20-2) but Tom Newton was the pick of the Sutton bowlers with six wickets for just 17 runs off 9.2 overs. The top Bluntisham batsman was Chandler with 40.


Sawston 250-5 dec.

Old Wilhads 158 all out

Sawston won by 92 runs and 5 wickets

OLD Wilhads opened a new season against a youthful Sawston team. Sawston declared at 250-5 off 36 overs. Opener Benny Benson retired on 106 no, and matt Bradford struck four 4s and three 6s in an undefeated 50. Old Wilhads used seven bowlers, with Graham Mayle the best of them, taking 3-33 off seven.

In reply, Wilhads opener Mike Vincent top scored with 40 and Doug Vincent made the second highest score of 31, the pair putting on 74 in the first 15 overs. Then five wickets fell for six runs, taking Old Wilhads' score from 126-5 to 132-9. Phil Parker and Callum Walker added 26 for the last wicket.

Sawston bowlers Andrew Norrie took 3-23, Nick Griggs 3-47 and Rob Matthews 2-16 as Wilhads finished on 158 all out.