East Cambs Cricket Round-Up
Tucker Gardner Premier League Fordham 173-7 Kimbolton 49 all out Fordham won by 124 runs FORDHAM, batting first on a damp pitch, did well to reach their total, with Chris rule top scoring with 44 not out and Ian Baldwin, Mark Silcock, Gavin Harding and M
Tucker Gardner Premier League
Kimbolton 49 all out
Fordham won by 124 runs
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FORDHAM, batting first on a damp pitch, did well to reach their total, with Chris rule top scoring with 44 not out and Ian Baldwin, Mark Silcock, Gavin Harding and Mark Abbott all scoring over 20 runs each.
In reply, Kimbolton reached 25 for no wicket at a pedestrian pace but then they were totally destroyed as Fordham took all 10 wickets for 24 runs to leave Kimbolton on 49 all out.
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Jason Harding took five for seven from nine overs, Graham Arnold 2-8 off 10 and Ian Jelleyman 2-11 from six.
CCA Junior League Division 1A North
Littleport I 75-7
Newmarket I 74
Littleport won by three wickets
LITTLEPORT won the toss and put Newmarket in to bat in the difficult conditions.
Newmarket's top scorer was Muir with 14 and the only other batsman to reach double figures was Grainger with 13. Littleport used four bowlers who took 30.1 overs to scuttle out the Newmarket side. Lupson finished with 3-10 off his 10 overs and Farnell took 4-26 off nine.
Littleport came in looking to score 75 runs for the win but they also found it tough going. Opener Doug Marsh was bowled for a duck with Grainger's first ball. Top scorer was Dougan with 16. Grainger, Rodman and Ratley each took two wickets but still Littleport put together 75 runs in 21 overs for the win.
CCA Junior League Division 2A
Soham I 95 all out
Fordham II 90 all out
Soham won by five runs
A COMBINATION of good bowling, fine cut cricket and atrocious batting produced a low scoring close encounter here, with Soham edging the match by just five runs.
Fordham made a good start when Craig Theobald clean bowled his opponent first ball.
Soham recovered to a degree and several batsmen played cameos, with Beckett (21) and skinner (19), the most prominent.
Fordham took wickets at regular intervals and Soham fell to 95 all out, with Andy barker taking 4-21, Craig Theobald 2-24 and youngsters Ryan Houghton 1-13 and Charles Forden 1-7, respectively.
Soham's opening bowlers Tony Kirby-Cook and Liam Eley bowled very well and Fordham struggled in their reply from the outset. Craig Theobald made 10 and Reece Theobald 13 but it was only skipper Steven Morley who played with any application.
Most batsmen got themselves out and Fordham fell five runs short as they were dismissed for 90, with 10 overs still remaining.
Morley ended on a defiant 22 not out and Kirby-Cook took 3-15, with Eley taking 2-25 off his 10 overs.
CCA Junior League Division 3A
March III 172
Littleport II 280-5
Littleport won by 108 runs
LITTLEPORT batted first in this away game on Saturday.
Buxton scored 111 before being run out, and he was supported by Stone with 40 and Connop with 52. Extras accounted for 37. March used six bowlers who failed to make an impression on Littleport. Patel, Young, Shepherd and Short each took a hard earned wicket.
In reply, March III battled well. Peck was top scorer with43, followed by Young with 22. But the Littleport bowlers had the measure of the March batsmen. Marsh and Dickinson each took three wickets, supported by Rathinan and Connop who took two each and bowled march out for 172 in 37.3 overs.
City of Ely II 111
Somersham II 112-2
Somersham won by 8 wickets
CITY of Ely travelled to Somersham where they batted first and struggled to put a decent score on the board. Top scorer was Finch with 26, followed by seelers with 21. Seven Ely batsmen failed to reach double figures.
They came up against the bowling of Riley (5-23) and T Notarnicola (4-34) who ripped through their defences in 31 overs.
Somersham came out knowing they needed to score less than three runs per over for the win. Opener Hind carried his bat with 40, supported by Sahid who scored 55 (half the required runs) before succumbing to Sheldrick. Ely used seven bowlers to try and break through but Somersham reached their target in 26.4 overs to take a relatively easy win.