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CRICKET ROUND-UP Theobald steals ton-der as Fordham power to the max Tucker Premier League Fordham 285-4 Burghley Park 110 Fordham won by 175 runs FORDHAM took the maximum 25 points, with Darren Theobald the star of the show. He amassed 103 not out as


Theobald steals ton-der as Fordham power to the max

Tucker Premier League

Fordham 285-4

Burghley Park 110

Fordham won by 175 runs

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FORDHAM took the maximum 25 points, with Darren Theobald the star of the show.

He amassed 103 not out as he and his team mates plundered the Burghley attack all round the ground.

Fine contributions also came from Neil Clark (66), Matthew Foulds (62) and Mark Silcock (37).

Theobald and Clark featured in a fine stand of 158 for the fourth wicket as Fordham reached 285-4 from their allotted 48 overs.

Despite brave efforts from Bucknell (42) and Larter (20), the home side succumbed in the 37th over for 110.

All the Fordham bowlers returned good figures with Craig Theobald and Graham Theobald grabbing three wickets apiece and Clinton Cornwell and Dave Stannard both claiming a brace.

After defeating Upwood in the National Village Championship, Fordham meet Weston Colville in the group final.

CCA Division 1N

Fordham II 140 Willingham 144-7

Willingham won by three wickets

THIS was a hugely disappointing result for Fordham, who will look back on the match and think that they really should have taken the points.

Fordham suffered a disastrous start, losing the first four wickets with only 20 on the board.

There was some assistance for the bowlers but Fordham's middle order retrieved the situation to some degree with Andy Benton playing several fine shots in his 39.

Daren Pryke (23) and Gary Palmer (19) weighed in with some useful runs and some respectability was restored as the home side went on to make 140, although they needed to use all their allotted overs.

Willingham made a solid start to the batting but when Phil Dean was introduced into the attack the visitors began to struggle.

Dean Cook bowled well and managed to take five wickets for just 29 runs, but some hard hitting at the end of the Willingham innings ensured a three-wicket victory for the visitors.

Milton 233-5 Witcham 91

Milton won by 142 runs

WITCHAM failed to fire as they were well-beaten by a strong Milton outfit.

In a match that Witcham will want to forget quickly, the only performance of note came from Phil Howells, who took two wickets and hit 21, his side's highest score.

Howells' effort put into perspective a dismal batting stint from the home side, for whom even Nigel Pate, Witcham's Mr Consistency, could manage only one.

Charlesworth's unbeaten 80 was the highlight of the Milton innings, but there were also contributions from Major (56), Mohanraj (34) and Scott (31).

With the ball, Milton's Carey took 6-19 to help dismiss Witcham for a paltry 91.

Newmarket 131 Littleport 132-4

Littleport won by six wickets

A FINE performance with the ball put Littleport on the road to victory.

Five wickets for Scott Connop, at a cost of 42 runs off eight overs, helped Port to dismiss Newmarket for 131. Jamie Leonard weighed in with three dismissal and James South took one wicket.

Gary James' 51 was the bedrock of Port's reply, in an innings peppered with fours, and he was ably assisted by Ashley Dougan (26).

CCA Division 2NA

Soham 88 Fenstanton 26

Soham won by 62 runs

SOHAM made one of their biggest and best comebacks against Fenstanton on Saturday.

Both teams struggled for players because of England's opening World Cup game, Soham with only 10 men and Fenstanton nine.

Playing at Fenstanton on a difficult wicket, Soham won the toss and elected to bat. Their batsman again failed to perform with wickets going down quickly on a tricky pitch. Peter Hinde and David Lunn provided some resistance, both scoring 12, but were soon out.

Wickets kept on tumbling until Rick Bridgland got to the wicket with Lewis Beckett. The pair put on 38 for the seventh wicket until Beckett was run out.

Bridgland continued his aggressive scoring before he was run out for a quickfire 28, with three fours and one six, making him Soham's highest scorer.

The Soham innings closed on 88 with the team only batting for 28 of their 40 overs.

It was up to in-form bowler Chris Branch to help win the game for Soham. With some fine slower balls and the help of a bowler-friendly pitch, Branch ripped through the Fenstanton top order with spectacular figures of 4-7 from his seven overs.

It was almost as good as his performance three weeks earlier on the same pitch where he took 5-9 against Milton II.

David Lunn gave great support, finishing with figures of 3-14 before Lewis Becket took Fenstanton's final wicket, topping off a fine comeback, leaving Fenstanton all out on 26.

CCA Division 2NB

Wilburton 60-9 Bar Hill 61-3

Bar Hill won by seven wickets

TONY Jacobs and Dominic Drane were the only Wilburton players to reach double figures in this disjointed performance that saw them fall to Bar Hill in this clash.

Jacobs picked up 13 runs before he was bowled out by Bar Hill's Phil Walmsley and Drane stayed at the crease for 88 minutes and picked up 17 runs before he went lbw.

The Wilburton batsmen were only able to pick up scraps for the remainder of the innings, which included a Scott Stanford brace where he took three wickets for six runs in three overs

Stanford and Phil Pelling opened with 32 for the visitors, then Ian Jacobs went on to take two wickets for eight runs.

Bar Hill took the full points in the 16th over.

Lower Junior Cup

Littleport II 250 Elmdon 49

Littleport won by 201 runs

A POSITIVE knock from James South and four wickets for Luke Peskett enabled Port's second-string to enjoy a comprehensive win over Elmdon.

South's 82 was full of fine stroke play, as he lashed 14 fours and one six. Andrew Berry contributed 38 and Steve Kimsey weighed in with 29.

Peskett shone with the ball as his team skittled Elmdon for 49. Peskett's four wickets came at a cost of 27 runs off 7.5 overs. There were two wickets each for South and Andrew Plumb.

Kirkland Cup

Sutton 213-5 Littleport 145

Sutton won by 63 runs

HALF-centuries from Rob Braybrooke (57) and Jonathan Few (54 not out), with Braybrooke hitting eight fours and Few getting nine fours and one six along the way, ensured a comfortable victory for Sutton.

Solid batting displays were also put in by Mike Vincent (22), Colin Coulson (21) and Glen Campbell (16 not out) to give Littleport the unenviable target of 213 for five.

Littleport's opening batsman Jamie Leonard notched up 18 runs before he was caught by Sutton skipper Coulson off a delivery from Andy Cobbin.

Number two Terry Stone then went for 27 and Littleport began to struggle as they quickly lost two more wickets - Steve Kimsey (6) Rob Freestone (9), who were bowled out by Jonathon Few and Campbell.

Andy South gave the home side some hope by notching up 33 runs with a spirited display before Campbell got his second wicket of the day and Coulson got his second catch.

Mark Nicholas was then bowled for just two runs before Campbell went on the rampage, taking three wickets in a row.

The first came when he combined with Coulson again, this time in dramatic style, as the skipper made an impressive running catch after James South skied it.


Welney Croft 184-4

Narborough II 119-8

Welney won by 61 runs

WELNEY'S openers Ken Smart and Stephen Kent got the home side off to a great start, picking up 46 runs before Kent was bowled out by Narborough's K Kennedy.

Smart went on to carry his bat for the entire 45 overs, a total of two hours and 55 minutes, collecting 62 runs along the way.

Three middle-order batsmen, Revett, Sargent and Birch, were then dismissed for just 10 runs as the visitors strived to stamp some authority on the game, but Stuart Singleterry came in at number six and hit an impressive 58 not out, including 11 fours and one six in the 13 remaining overs.

Smart and Singleterry managed a formidable partnership which garnered a total of 95 runs.

Work still needed to be done and a good all-round bowling display secured the 61 run victory.

John Rowland took three wickets for 20 runs, Malcolm Sargent got two wickets for 23 runs and young Sean Goodger put in a fine display, bowling economically to concede only nine runs off eight overs with four maidens along the way.


Old Wilhads 119-8

Ely/Haddenham Youth 120-7

Ely/Haddenham Youth won by three wickets

FOR the second year in succession Ely/Haddenham Youth's Edward Aniskowicz stole the day with an undefeated half-century against a varied Old Wilhads attack.

Apart from 35 extras, Nigel Baker was the top scorer for Old Wilhads, with 27 runs. Bob Moodliar also weighed in with 18 as they reached 119 for eight in the 35 overs.

George Cornwell, who took four wickets for 12 runs, and C Findlay, who took one wicket and conceded just one run in two overs were the most impressive bowlers on display for Ely/Haddenham Youth.

Mike Beeby opened for Ely/Haddenham Youth with a score of 36, which included seven fours. The next six batsmen were then dispatched with relative ease, managing just 13 runs between them, before Edward Aniskovitz stepped up to hit 50 before he retired, leaving his team mates needing just nine runs to take the win.