Cricket round-up: Fordham must fight to stay up after loss and Tetley hits a superb ton in Burwell victory

Mark Abbott was bowled out for zero has Fordham slumped to a 122 run defeat to Huntingdon DCC on Sat

Mark Abbott was bowled out for zero has Fordham slumped to a 122 run defeat to Huntingdon DCC on Saturday. - Credit: Archant

Fordham have a fight on their hands to remain in the Tucker Gardner Division Two.

The East Cambs side are hovering above the relegation zone after their 122-run defeat to Huntingdon DCC on Saturday.

The visitors, batting first, made 214-7 from their 50 overs with Harry Harvey taking 3-22, Luke Duplooy helping himself to 2-35 and Mike Spreadborough taking 1-19.

Only Gavin Harding (32) made any real impact but Ian Baldwin and Harry Harvey batted resolutely in an attempt to retrieve the game.

But the hosts were bowled out for a disappointing 92 and must now have to win at least two of their remaining four games if they are to stay in the division.

Elsewhere, a stunning performance from Joseph Tetley fired Burwell to a much-needed victory over Swardeston in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League.

Tetley smacked a majestic 183 as Burwell, with the help of Lalit Bose’s 68, amassed an impressive 400-5 before declaring.

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Graham Hume turned on the style with the ball, taking four wickets for 31 runs as Burwell ran out 156-run victors; a win which hoists them even further from the drop zone.

Back in Cambridgeshire League action, City of Ely’s woes were compounded by mid-table side Hardwick and Caldecote.

Star performer Ed Aniskowicz impressed once again, hitting 77 in his side’s reply to the visitors’ 312, but Ely fell 37 runs short and remain at the bottom of the Senior Division Two table.

In the division below, Fordham 2nds recorded a fine five wicket victory at Saffron Walden 3rds.

Luke Bowers took 5-50 as the hosts were dismissed for 186.

Dan Lubaschange with 75 led the way with the bat, supported by Adam Cornwell with 36 not out as Fordham overhauled their target with five wickets in hand.

There was a shock in the Junior Division One North as Wilburton’s title charge was derailed by lowly Littleport Town as the strugglers pipped them by 58 runs.

Sutton were also on the losing side; Mike Vincent’s knock of 75 wasn’t enough as they fell to a narrow five run defeat to Cambridge Granta 3rds.

Mid-table Junior Division Three North side Witcham have work to do as we enter the business end of the season; they went down by 133 runs to Bottisham and Lode.

City of Ely 2nds pursuit of the JLD4N title suffered a setback when they were handed a nine-wicket hammering by Newmarket Town.

Ely were able to post just 85 before being dismissed, with the Suffolk side losing just one wicket in their reply.

City of Ely remain in second place in the division.

Fordham 3rds went down by 56 runs at Coton in the JLD5N, scoring 81 in response to the home sides 137-7, and Sutton 2nds kept their place at the top of the JLD6N with a big six-wicket win over Coton. Andy Bowles top-scored with 72 and Max Loker took 3-18 with the ball.