Cricket round-up: Little Downham end Wilburton’s unbeaten league record with six-wicket win

Wilburton CC v Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler Pete Baker, and Wilburton batsman Callum Ste

Wilburton CC v Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler Pete Baker, and Wilburton batsman Callum Steel, out, - Credit: Archant

Not all bad news for Wilburton, however, after they reach CCA Junior Cup final for the first time.

CCA Junior Cup

Wilburton have reached the final for the first time after victory at Bottisham & Lode on Sunday.

Lee Newton (48) and John Falconer (40) were the main contributors to Wilburton’s total of 186-9. Josh Gray took 3-23, Jordan Haynes 3-43 and Will Allen 2-18, as Wilburton lost their last four wickets for 18.

In response, Bottisham & Lode were bowled out for 74 with Newton (4-14), Ian Jacobs (3-15) and James Seymour (2-25) taking the wickets.

Opponents in the final, at Clare College Ground on August 23, are Milton I from Division 1 North.

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Peter Richer opened with 73 but Burwell lost by four wickets at Frinton on Sea.

Fellow opener Alistair Allchin made 22 before being trapped lbw, while Shardul Brahmbhatt hit a quick-fire 47 off 48 balls as Burwell scored 208 all out.

Frinton on Sea made a solid start in response, putting on 60 for the first wicket, but 38 from number seven Gihan Dilruk and 29 from number eight David Brent saw them comfortably home.

Josh Arksey took 3-51 with Burwell, with Graham Hume, Brahmbhatt and Henry Hoare taking a wicket each.

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Burwell II remained in mid-table after a 99-run defeat at table-topping Wisbech.

Opener Sam Albutt scored 60 and number three Josh Bowers was 84 not out as Wisbech declared on 252-7 after 45 overs.

Jay Ghelani led the Burwell bowlers, taking 4-56 off 11 overs.

Burwell lost opener Merrick Fuller to a golden duck, and were soon 36-3 when Matthew Hague and Manish Burman followed him back to the pavilion.

Daniel Jones offered some resistance, but fell one short of his half-century to Brad Apted who took 4-23 off five overs.

Burwell were eventually all out for 153.

Tucker Gardner Division 2

Fordham were beaten by league leaders Eaton Socon after the hosts chased down Fordham’s 178-9 for the loss of only one wicket.

Former Essex batsman Jonny Carpenter led his side to victory with 87 not out and he was supported by Banks (45) and Hay (20 not out).

Fordham’s efforts in the field were severely tested when they suffered three injuries to bowlers, with one player being taken to hospital with a serious knee injury.

Earlier, Luke Duplooy (46) and Chris Summerskill (28) had compiled a fine opening stand of 79, with Shoab Khan (27) and Ian Baldwin (20) in support.

Hay followed up his batting cameo with 5-38.

CCA Senior Division 2

City of Ely failed to increase the gap to the relegation zone after a six-wicket defeat against promotion-chasing Hardwick & Caldecote.

George Leech top-scored for the home side with 36, supported by Jonny Wallace with 22, but Ely were bowled out for just 142.

Hardwick & Caldecote chased down the total in less than 30 overs. Mark Deas took 2-38.

CCA Junior Division 1N

Top-of-the-table Fordham II continued their good form with an 115-run victory over Witcham.

George Darling (56), Graham Arnold (49 not out), Gavin harding (43) and Craig Theobald (33 not out) were Fordham’s main run scorers in a pleasing total of 223-6.

Angus Pate bowled extremely well to take 2-21 off 10 overs.

Pate (40) also did his best with the bat to thwart the hosts but with Sam Buck taking a fine 6-34 and Mike Spreadborough 4-26, Witcham were bowled out for 108.

Fifth-placed Littleport maintained the pressure on the teams above them with a four-wicket win over basement side Bottisham & Lode.

Littleport scored 262-6 off their 40 overs, before removing Bottisham for 88.

Sutton I claimed a 43-run victory over Milton I to move further away from the relegation zone.

Ren Barnard finished not out on 46, supported by Mike Vincent with 39, as Sutton scored 173-8 off their 40 overs.

Jonathon Few (4-29) and Barnard (3-36) then combined to bowl Milton out for 130.

CCA Junior Division 2N

Wilburton lost their unbeaten league record after losing to Little Downham by six wickets.

John Falconer top scored for the home side with 33, against a five-man Downham attack that gave little away.

Ryan Newton hit 20 and Spencer Saberton added 31 for the fifth wicket to take score to 91-5, after which 6 wickets went for 15.

Ryan Duffield (3-4 off 4.5 overs) and James White (4-42) did the damage as Wilburton were all out for 106.

Peter Baker led the reply with 58 not out against Wilburton’s seven-man attack and with Ryan Duffield scoring 13 not out, and 17 extras, Little Downham took the points in the 30th over.

Isleham I won a nail-biting encounter at Leverington I, by just three runs.

Isleham scored 194-9, with number 10 Jamie Saunders’ 25 not out proving pivotal resistance.

Leverington made a solid start in reply, with Simon Gilbert, Andy Reid and James Dod all making starts before falling.

Isleham conceded 35 extras, including 24 wides, to keep Leverington in the match. But Leverington were unable to find the crucial four runs they needed in the final over for victory. They ended their 40 overs on 191-9.

William Ellis took 4-42 for Isleham, with Saunders 2-38.

CCA Junior Division 3N

Pymoor lost at Terrington St Clement. Pymoor were restricted to 165 all out, which Terrington reached with six wickets to spare.

Haddenham lost by 55 runs at home to March Town III. March’s 230-5 was too big a target for Haddenham, who were all out for 175.

CCA Junior Division 4N

Openers Wayne Hardy and Gwilyn Davies both fell in the 90s as Burwell III thrashed Chippenham II by 173 runs.

Hardy was caught out for 94, while Davies was run out on 95, as Burwell hit 304-3 off 40 overs. Chris Hoole supported the openers with 63.

Chippenham made a bright response, with Ashley Brown and Charles Dore, but Colin Vowden turned the game in Burwell’s favour when he was brought into the attack.

Vowden took 6-5, including five maidens, off 8.2 overs as Chippenham were all out for 131. Thomas Molten took 2-49 with Daniel Knight and James Turner taking the other wickets.

Isleham II claimed the local bragging rights over City of Ely II with an 89-run victory.

Isleham scored 182-6 at the village recreation ground and then skittled Ely all out for 93.

CCA Junior Division 5N

Captain Andy Bowles hit a half-century but Sutton II suffered a 29-run defeat at Madingley II.

Batting first, Madingley were 138 all out inside 36 overs. Jake Bowles took 3-24 off five overs, with Craig Faux and Jack Boston taking two wickets each.

Andy Bowles, opening the batting, hit seven fours and a six in his 51 before he was bowled by Finlay Wison. The rest of the Sutton side offered little resistance, with Steve Northrop and Lewis Foyle the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

Sutton were all out for 109, in less than 35 overs.

CCA Junior Division 6N

Fordham III’s opponents Willingham II were unable to field a side and defaulted.