Blistering Buck makes his mark with 152 but Haddenham miss out in March III contest - East Cambs cricket round-up

March III vs Haddenham cricket. Picture: Steve Williams.

March III vs Haddenham cricket. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Geoff Buck’s glorious 152 proved in vain as Haddenham lost by three wickets to March III.

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Geoff Buck’s glorious 152 proved in vain as Haddenham lost by three wickets to March III.

Buck smashed a dozen sixes in his knock, which contributed more than two thirds of his side’s 218-7.

But the visitors, led by the teenage Rob Conyard (68), chased down the runs in 36.3 overs.

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Josh Arksey (3-71) and Alex Sears (2-58) were the main wicket takers as Granta posted 239-6.

In reply, Barrie Forrester-Smith top scored with 36 but Burwell were dismissed for 165.

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Ed Fletcher was the star man as Burwell II beat Saffron Walden II by seven wickets.

Matthew Hague (3-55), Joshua Vowden (2-24) and Jay Ghelani (2-48) were in the wickets as Saffron Walden II made 229-9.

Burwell II put together an accomplished chase. Fletcher led the way with 92, with Manish Burman (35) and Hague (37) also contributing, before Daniel Jones (19no) and Vowden (29no) saw them home.

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Fordham gained another 25 points with a convincing 109 run win over Cambridge NCI.

After losing their first three wickets for 23 runs, Gareth Summerskill (28) and skipper Mark Abbott (31) forged a crucial 67 run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Further wickets fell after both had been dismissed, but George Darling (40no) and Matt Foulds (18) took Fordham to a respectable 176-8 at the close of their innings.

Cambridge NCI began in determined fashion, but after their first wicket fell for 30, Jason Harding and Charlie Forden destroyed the remainder of the order as the visitors were bowled out for 67.

Harding took 5-26 from 12 overs with Forden grabbing 3-24 from the same number of overs.

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Fordham II continued their fine form with an eight wicket victory at Bottisham & Lode.

Graham Arnold’s 6-22 was the highlight of Fordham’s day in the field as the home side fell for 87.

Chris Rule (32no), Gav Harding (20) and Alex Theobald (19no) saw Fordham home comfortably.

Littleport won a low scoring thriller against Milton by 16 runs.

Littleport looked up against it when they were dismissed for 93. But the bowlers produced an inspired effort to skittle out Milton for 77.

Sutton lost to Cherry Hinton by 93 runs. Max Loker picked up 4-52 as Cherry Hinton posted 215 all out. A spirited 45 from number eight Michael Grady was in vain as Sutton were bowled out for 122.

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Wilburton enjoyed a seven wicket win over Wisbech III.

Wisbech III looked on course for a decent total when Ali Anthony (42) and Paul Strickle put on 60 for the third wicket. But Wilburton’s bowlers fought back to restrict them to 147 all out. Paul Dewey (3-16), James Seymour (2-17) and Ollie Sellars (2-24) did the damage.

Lee Newton and John Falconer gave Wilburton’s chase impetus with an opening stand of 69. Falconer fell for 42. There were three run outs but Lee Newton (67no) and Ryan Newton (22no) reached the target.

Isleham lost to Cambridge Granta III by five wickets. Isleham batted first and posted a modest 137-9. Despite Jamie Saunders’ 2-38, Granta II knocked off the runs.

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A fine bowling performance from Jon Hill paved the way for City of Ely II’s two wicket win over Needingworth II.

Hill took 4-9 off 10 overs. He received good support from Magnus Woodroffe (3-16). Needingworth II posted 160 all out.

City of Ely IIs chase started badly - they lost three early wickets - but the middle and lower order all chipped in to reach the target. The mainstay of the innings was Maha Ramanathan (48).

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Sutton II lost by 10 wickets to St Ives III. Robert Braybrooke (24) top scored in Sutton II’s 93 all out.