East Cambs Cricket Round-up

CCA Junior Division 2A Wilburton 124 for 1 Soham 123 all out Wilburton won by 9 wickets SOHAM had three generations of the Fretwell family in their team on Saturday, with granddad Alan (66), father Pete (41) and his son Matthew (11) all in action against

CCA Junior Division 2A

Wilburton 124 for 1

Soham 123 all out

Wilburton won by 9 wickets

SOHAM had three generations of the Fretwell family in their team on Saturday, with granddad Alan (66), father Pete (41) and his son Matthew (11) all in action against Wilburton.

Soham won the toss and elected to bat first, and despite the loss of two early wickets reached 80 for 2 thanks to a third wicket partnership of 61 between opener Pete Fretwell (42) and John Lane (35).

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Things looked to be going Soham's way until Lane - who hit six fours and one six - was dismissed for P Dewey's only wicket, and Fretwell had to temporarily retire with a shoulder injury.

Lewis Beckett scored a brisk 19 before becoming one of Ian Jacobs's three victims, and Soham's innings fell apart after that as they went from 104 for 4 to 123 all out, with 15-year old Lee Newton enjoying a spell of 4 for 6 in just 4 overs.

Newton then opened the batting for Wilburton, sharing a stand of 70 with Gary Foot before being bowled out for 35.

Foot eventually finished with 25, and was joined on that score by Stuart Norman as Wilburton reached their target with the loss of just one wicket.

Soham used seven bowlers, with Wade Leaford the only wicket-taker (1 for 18).

Paul Leaford meanwhile conceded only 24 runs in his 10 overs, and Todd Bridgland just 15 runs from 7 overs.

Soham's top scorer Pete Fretwell fends off a delivery during his side's defeat at Wilburton. 5147HD2507

Soham's John Lane finds the middle of the bat on the way to 35. 5135HD2507

Young Lee Newton took 4 for 34 and hit 35 runs in Wilburton's win. 5138HD2507

Witcham 151 all out

Sutton 115 all out

Witcham won by 36 runs

WITCHAM followed up last week's Kirkland Cup Final victory over Sutton by winning this week's league encounter with their local rivals.

Pymoor 88 all out

Dullingham 90 for 3

A LOW scoring affair saw Pymoor dismissed for just 88 runs, with Dullingham surpassing that total for the loss of just three wickets.

CCA Premier League Division One

Nassington 232 for 5

Burwell 234 for 8

Match drawn

BURWELL batted first against the league leaders, and posted a formidable total as they put on 90, 52 and 58 for each of the first three wickets.

Paul Redfarn (62), Henry James (55), Benjamin Cross (41) and James Ross Craig (31) all made useful contributions with the bat for Burwell, but from 230 for 4 the team lost their last four wickets for just four runs, with Mohammed Harroon taking 4 for 56 for Nassington.

The home side's performing batsmen all made double-figures with Jonathan Potter's 67 the top score, but unfortunately for them they fell just three runs short of what they needed to win.

CCA Premier League Division Two

Fordham 178 for 5

Weston Colville 175 all out

Fordham won by 5 wickets

FORDHAM earned themselves a maximum 25 points by beating Weston Colville, who batted first.

They made steady progress until Chris Rule's superb reflex catch in the gully accounted for Trevor Wheatley.

Arvid Gundersen made 30, but it was Adam Curtis with a quick-fire 50 that increased the run-rate so that Colville reached the three-figure mark after 22 overs.

Fordham introduced the slower bowlers following Curtis's departure, and the run-rate decreased markedly with only Adrian Westley breaking through with 30,

Colville were eventually dismissed for 175 in 44 overs, with Graham Arnold taking four wickets in his time with the ball.

Fordham lost an early wicket themselves but fought back with two successive partnerships, Gavin Harding making a fine 62 and sharing time at the crease with both Matt Foulds (28) and Ian Baldwin (31).

There was a minor blip at the finish, but in the end Fordham still had five wickets in hand as they passed Colville's total.

CCA Senior League Division Two

Balsham 112 for 2

City of Ely 108 for 8

Balsham won by 8 wickets

LEAGUE leaders Balsham - who are undefeated this season - comfortably, overcame struggling Ely on Saturday.

Ely batted first, but could only manage 108 for 8 as they once again struggled to post a reasonable target for their opponents.

Balsham had little difficulty in surpassing the total they needed, and lost only two wickets in the process.

CCA Senior League Division Three

Burwell II 377 for 6

Chatteris 203 for 4

Burwell II won by 174 runs

BURWELL'S massive total of 377 for 6 proved too much for Chatteris, who could only reach 203 in response, despite the loss of only four wickets.

Girton 194 for 6

Little Downham 193 for 8

Girton won by 4 wickets

DOWNHAM remain at the foot of the table after losing their match at Girton.

CCA Junior League Division 1A

Isleham 201 for 5

Camb NCI II 200 for 8

Isleham won by 5 wickets

NCI batted first and made a good start, with top order men Russell Ward (37), Dave Greening (55) and Shyam Sadasivan (34) all contributing well to a total of 200 from 40 overs.

Isleham responded well however, and reached their shock victory target with just eight balls remaining.

Newmarket 120 all out

Littleport 211 for 4

Littleport won by 91 runs

LITTLEPORT maintained their promotion bid with an emphatic win at Newmarket.

CCA Junior League Division 3A

City of Ely II 180 for 8

Somersham II 118 for 2

City of Ely II won by 62 runs

A NINTH wicket partnership between M Deas (19 not out) and B Storey (top scoring with 34 not out) paved the way for Ely's 62-run victory over Somersham.

Ely batted first, but struggled against the bowling of T Notamicola (5 for 39) and J Notamicola (2 for 39) as they reached 180 for 8, with K Felton (27) and S Jackson (21) the other Ely batsmen amongst the runs.

Somersham found life even more difficult however, with Storey dismissing opener I Berminster for 26 and N Fenton falling to J Hill for just three runs.

S Soragi (28) and J Notamicola (17) were both not out at the end of the 40 overs, but Somersham averaged less than three runs per over and were consequently well beaten at the finish.

Littleport II 96 all out

March III 98 for 0

March III won by 10 wickets

ONLY three Littleport batsmen reached double figures as the home side crashed to a heavy defeat against March.

Opener R Freestone and number eight A Plumb scored 14 and 15 respectively, but when the Littleport innings closed S Jennings was still at the crease with a score of 41 not out.

Goodfellow did most of the damage for March's attack, taking 4 for 15 from 10 overs, three of which were maidens.

'Port's bowlers on the other hand had no luck, and March's openers J Stimpson (41 not out) and D Hazelgrave (50 not out) needed only 19 overs to overhaul 'Port's meagre total.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

Sutton II 225 for 4

Bluntisham II 96 all out

Sutton II won by 129 runs

PAUL Robinson hit his first half-century as Sutton posted a big total to overwhelm Bluntisham on Saturday.

Robinson (76) shared a second-wicket stand of 107 with John Megginson (72), with only T Aston (2 for 43) having any real success with the ball for Bluntisham.

R Searle top-scored for the visitors with 31, but they lost early wickets and always looked in trouble.

Tom Newton and Phil Day both took three wickets a-piece for Sutton, conceding 17 and 31 runs respectively.

Craig Faux meanwhile dismissed Bluntisham's two top-scoring batsmen for the concession of just eight runs in his 5.2 overs.

Little Downham II 117 all out

Abbots Ripton 169 for 7

Abbots Ripton won by 52 runs

CCA Junior League Division 5A

Little Thetford 96 all out

Over III 35 all out

Little Thetford won by 61 runs

HAVING managed only 96 runs themselves, Little Thetford proceeded to dismiss their opponents for a measly 35 to take the points.

CCA Junior League Division 5B

Fordham III 195 for 5

Burrough Green 196 for 5

Burrough Green won by 5 wickets

FORDHAM'S third string went down despite a courageous 97 not out from Neil Clark.

Chamila Priyahkana (30) and young Nick Poole (15) were also amongst the runs as Fordham eventually reached 195 at the end of their innings.

Burrough Green's hard-hitting batsmen wasted no time in knocking off the runs however, and they had five wickets in hand at the finish.


Welney 205 for 5

Old Wilhads 114 all out

Welney won by 91 runs

KEN Smart and Steve Kent put on 60 for the first wicket before Kent was trapped lbw with the score on 79.

Adrian Buxton and Shaun Goodyear then added 45 for the third wicket, with Buxton going on to score 81 with six sixes and four fours before being caught by M Walker off the bowling of Tim Sherwin - one of eight bowlers used during the innings.

Old Wilhads started well enough reaching 86 for 3 at one stage, but A Buxton, L Buxton and S Smythe each took three wickets, the last five of which fell for 19.

Tim Sherwin top-scored for the losing side with 22.