Cup victory for all-conquering Littleport

Littleport Town Cricket Club celebrate winning the Lower Junior Cup

Littleport Town Cricket Club celebrate winning the Lower Junior Cup - Credit: Archant

Cricket roundup LITTLEPORT Town capped a superb season with victory over Abington III in the Cambs and Hunts Lower Junior Cup.

Andy Race and Chris Farnell raise the Lower Junior Cup aloft 25 yearsafter Littleport Town Cricket C

Andy Race and Chris Farnell raise the Lower Junior Cup aloft 25 yearsafter Littleport Town Cricket Club last won it - Credit: Archant

Littleport captain Chris Farnell won the toss and Abington were put in to bat.

Jamie Leonard and youngster Conor Logan immediately set about the Abington top order, who started reasonably.

Having set a decent foundation at 42 for 1, however, Abington capitulated and could only manage a total of 87 in 27.5 overs before they were bowled out.

Littleport’s James South took 3-4, Jamie Leonard 2-35, Chris Farnell 2-16 and Chris Tull 2-3.


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It was a tough day for the Abington batsmen, with Colin Godsmark (22) and Jamie Ketteridge (13) being the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Littleport’s batting has been as strong as their bowling this season, with three players scoring centuries to date.

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On this occasion, batting honours went to Scott Connop, who left the field unbeaten on 27 - winning him man-of-the-match from the umpires. Nicky Marsh continued a fine run of form hitting 22.

Harry Franklin, James Brookman, Jonathan Webb and Ketteridge all took a wicket, but, within 20 overs, South struck the winning runs in honour of his grandfather, Norman South, who led Littleport Town when they last won the cup in 1988.

Littleport are looking to restart a second team and, potentially, a youth team for the start of next season. If anyone is interested visit www.littleportcc.com or e-mail the club info@littleportcc.com

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