Cricket roundup: week ending June 24
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Port opted to bat first after winning the toss but the overcast and damp conditions made the pitch spongy and the bowlers were quick to capitalise.
Joseph Murfitt hit 20 at the top of the order for Port but his efforts were largely in vain as the home batsmen struggled to stick around. The ever-reliable Scott Connop managed 25 in the middle-order for Littleport and Conor Logan chipped in with 10 but the Swaffham bowlers continued to enjoy the best of the exchanges.
Port were eventually dismissed for just 79 inside 25 overs.
Logan (3-28) struck twice early on in Port’s reply with the ball and with opener Robert Crisp (13) dismissed, Swaffham wickets began to tumble.
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Chris Farnell took an outstanding 4-7 from his 10 overs while Ben Shipp (1-13) and Finley Logan (1-8) also weighed in.
Swaffham’s last wicket fell with just 71 on the board, completing a remarkable turnout for Port.
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Cambs Premier League
FORDHAM had just started to hit top form when their match against Godmanchester was curtailed.
Opting to bowl first amid the changeable weather, Fordham quickly had the home side up against it, with Jason Harding (4-14) enjoying a particularly good spell.
Charles Forden also took a wicket to leave Godmanchester on 54-5 before the rain set in and the play was abandoned.
CCA Division 2A
LITTLE Downham’s Ryan Duffield was left cursing the weather on Saturday after his outstanding efforts with the ball were rendered redundant by the rain.
Duffield had almost single-handedly blasted his way through the Pymoor batting line-up to set his side on the road to victory only for the match to be abandoned at the lunch break.
Jack Hargraves (14) and Darren Ebbs (14) played well at the top of the order for Pymoor before Duffield clicked into gear, taking 7-24 from 10 overs. J White took 2-14 to see the visitors left on 68-9 before the rain hit.
CCA Senior Division 2
CITY of Ely I suffered a double dose of disappointment at the weekend as they lost out to both Doddington and Godolphin.
In their league match up at Doddington on Saturday, Ely managed only 117 in reply to the home side’s 240-6, consigning them to a 123-run loss. On Sunday, Ely came up just three runs short in a 20/20 Cup contest at home against Godolphin.
The visitors posted 129-8 from their 20 overs and Ely looked on course for a win only for a late surge from Godolphin that saw them dismissed for 126.
CCA Divsion 3A
CITY if Ely II were in excellent shape at the half-way stage of their match against Wisbech IV only for the heavy rain to force an abandonment.
Bowling first, Ely took full advantage of the variable conditions to marmalise the Wisbech lineup.
Though openers Al Hanrahan (15) and Suraj Karavadra (26) made a solid start for the visitors, their team-mates were unable to support their efforts, eventually capitulating to 90 all out.
Ely’s destroyers-in-chief were Mark Deas (4-22) and Mark Higginson (4-11) who used their opening spells to hammer Wisbech.
Jon Hill (1-6) and David Cook (1-2) finished off the visitors.
Ely’s batsmen required a little in excess of two-runs-per-over for the win but their innings was never to get started as the heavens opened and the match was abandoned.