East Cambs Cricket Round-up

CRICKET Tucker Gardner Premier League Division One Burwell I 248-8 Histon I 255-9 Match drawn AFTER reaching 128-2 at one stage, Burwell eventually fell seven runs short of the 255 target set by Histon. Histon started their innings well, scoring 160 run


Tucker Gardner Premier League

Division One

Burwell I 248-8

Histon I 255-9

Match drawn

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AFTER reaching 128-2 at one stage, Burwell eventually fell seven runs short of the 255 target set by Histon.

Histon started their innings well, scoring 160 runs before they lost their second wicket. Opener Mark Lemmon hit 85 before becoming one of Adam Huckle's three victims, with the Burwell bowler conceding only 39 runs from his 16 overs. Mark Bissett also took three wickets, but at a cost of nearly six runs per over.

Paul Redfarn opened for Burwell and made 36, but his innings was eclipsed by Sivabalan Garthik who hit seven fours and five sixes as he made 69 from 45 balls.

Daniel Jones (34) and Alan Nash (40) then put on 45 for the fifth wicket, but despite a late 17 runs from number eight Huckle they eventually had to settle for a draw.

Tucker Gardner Premier League

Division Two

Fordham I 145-3

Castor & Ailsworth I 144-7

Fordham won by 7 wickets

FORDHAM recorded a comfortable win against a team which needed as many points as possible.

Castor & Ailsworth decided to bat first and Fordham took regular wickets from the outset, with Ian Jellyman removing a Castor opener early on. The first 10 overs produced very few runs and with the introduction of the slower bowlers, the visitors plummeted to 65-5. But middle order man Dan Anslow inspired a mini revival and with the assistance of a few spilled catches, Castor were let off the hook to some degree. Anslow went on to play a fine innings, making over half of his side's total and finishing on 75 not out.

Fordham's Graham Arnold (4-54), Ian Jellyman (2-45) and Chris Rule (1-19) were the wicket takers.

Castor also struck early with the ball but Matt Foulds joined Gavin Harding in the middle and the Fordham pair compiled 86 runs for the second wicket. With Fordham into three figures, Foulds went for 32, and Harding continued to play many fine shots as his side drew nearer to victory.

Darren Theobald finished things off in style with three successive boundaries while Harding carried his bat for 71 not out.

Fordham reached their target with seven overs in hand and only three wickets down.

CCA Senior League Division 3

Little Downham I v Madingley I

Little Downham I won by default

Great Chishill I 209-8

Burwell II 183-8

Great Chishill I won by 26 runs

CCA Junior League Division 1A

Littleport I 152-9

Somersham I 122 all out

Littleport I won by 30 runs

LITTLEPORT batted first at the King's School ground where they played host to Somersham's first team. Opener Dougan top scored with 32 and at 54-1 Littleport looked solid. But wickets fell at regular intervals after this and at 116-7, a low score was about to be posted. Littleport finished on 152-9 thanks to some good Somersham bowling. Notarnicola bowled eight overs with one maiden and took three wickets for thirty runs. Coleman had 3-44 off his 10 and Hobbs had 2-25 off eight.

But the Littleport bowlers were also economical and soon had the opposition at 99-7. Top scorer was Cornwell with 34 but none of his team mates managed more than 15 runs each and Somersham finished on 122 all out. Doug Marsh was the best of the Littleport bowlers, taking 3-19 off his ten overs. Buxton had 3-30 from his 10 and Farnell and Stone picked up the other wickets.

Isleham I 82-0

Willingham I 81 all out

Isleham I won by 10 wickets

CCA Senior League Division 2

City of Ely I 202 all out

Eversden I 202-7

A DRAMATIC encounter saw Eversden bat first and just edge past the 200-mark.

Ely then levelled the scores with two balls and one wicket remaining, but lost that wicket from the penultimate delivery.

CCA Junior League Division 2A

Fordham II 103-3

Sutton I 102 (all out)

Fordham won by 7 wickets

FORDHAM'S second team skipper, Steven Morley, won the toss for only the second time this season and it had the desired effect as his side defeated Sutton by seven wickets.

Phil Dean was Fordham's destroyer in chief as Sutton were bowled out for 102. Dean took 5-18 from 9.2 overs with Craig Theobald (2-28), Charles Forden (2-26) amd Ryan Houghton (1-26) also amongst the wickets.

Fordham's opening partnership of Barry Houghton (31) and Reece Theobald (14) made a 42 run stand. When both openers were out Chamila Priyahkana (16no) and Scott Blaber (11no) saw Fordham home by seven wickets, with 11 overs to spare.

Soham I v Witcham I

Witcham I won by default

Wilburton I 77 all out

Pymoor I 81-1

Pymoor I won by nine wickets

CCA Junior League Division 3A

Doddington II 225-4

City of Ely II 174-6

Doddington won by 51 runs

CITY of Ely seconds met Doddington seconds away and the home side batted first. Doddington's opening batsman Harry Vaheesan top scored in the match with an impressive 89 before being caught by Hill off C Aniskowicz. He was well supported by Kevin Smith (34 no), Dan Beavis (34) and David Bamford (27 no). Ely's bowlers just couldn't get the breakthrough they wanted, even though six men were used. After 40 overs Doddington finished on 225-4.

In reply, Ely's openers were out cheaply and it was left to the middle order of Dickinson (24), C Aniskowicz (39) and Mark Deas (56no) to spearhead the fightback. But Doddington's bowlers were on top form and Ely used up their overs still 51 runs short of their target, even though they had wickets in hand. Ryan Wright and Danny Smith each took three wickets and their side went away with 20 points and the win.

Burwell III v Fenstanton I

Fenstanton I won by default

Somersham II 100 all out

Littleport II 195 all out

Littleport II won by 95 runs

VISITORS Littleport batted first at Somersham and, thanks to a good 54 from Berry, made 195 from 36 overs. Somersham's Robinson had the best figures: 3-26 from his six overs. He was well supported by Liddle (3-67) and Riley (2-43).

But Somersham's batsmen struggled to make 100 in reply. Top scorer was Shaud with 39 but seven players scored five or under. Best of Littleport's bowlers was Good with 3-22 off nine overs, including two maidens, and Rathinam with 3-27 off his nine. Berry took two wickets and Peskett had one. Walker took the last wicket in the 32nd over, with his only ball bowled in the match.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

Bar Hill II 68 all out

Little Downham II 69-0

Little Downham II won by 10 wickets

March Town IV v Sutton II

March Town IV won by default

CCA Junior League Division 5A

Little Thetford I 51-5

Cambridge NCI V 49 all out

Little Thetford I won by five wickets

IN a low-scoring affair, Mark Browne's unbeaten 17 finally saw Little Thetford past the meagre target of 49 set by their opponents.

CCA Junior League Division 5B

Borough Green II 130-7

Fordham III 102 (all out)

Borough Green won by 28 runs

FORDHAM thirds went down by 28 runs at Borough Green. The home side were 113-1 at one stage, but Fordham hit back with Simon Murfitt taking three wickets.

Chris Foulds was Fordham's top scorer with 49 not out but, despite making nearly half the runs himself, it was not enough to win.

Witcham II 216-9

Isleham II 102 all out

Witcham II won by 114 runs