East Cambs Cricket Round-up

CCA Senior League Division 1A Needingworth 194-6 Littleport I 215-6 Littleport won by 21 runs LITTLEPORT batted first on Needingworth s ground and were going well at 157-3 despite the early dismissal of Dougan for 13. James (40) and Brady Stone (54) batte

CCA Senior League Division 1A

Needingworth 194-6

Littleport I 215-6

Littleport won by 21 runs


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LITTLEPORT batted first on Needingworth's ground and were going well at 157-3 despite the early dismissal of Dougan for 13. James (40) and Brady Stone (54) batted well together and the addition of 41 extras helped Littleport achieve a score over 200 as they batted out their 40 overs. Best of the Needingworth bowlers was Moore (2-44) and Stimpson who took 1-16 off his two overs.

Needingworth's openers, Baldock (52) and Smith (38) put on 99 for the first wicket and, at 178-5, the home side were in sight of their goal but ran out of overs before they could reach Littleport's score. Steve Tuck took 2-40 and Terry Stone 2-20 off his two overs.

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CCA Senior League Division 2

City of Ely 127 all out

March II 130-0

March won by 10 wickets

ELY suffered a crushing defeat on Saturday after batting first and making just 127, with R Green taking 5-27.

J Hilliard (66) and J Kaberry (34) then made light of chasing that total, knocking off the required runs in less than 21 overs with Ely also giving away 30 extras.

S Gautam top-scored in Ely's innings with 27, followed by S Jackson (24).

R Vinsett, L Emson and Oliver Swan-Taylor also made double figure scores for Ely.

CCA Junior League Division 2A

Soham 143 all out

Wilburton 154-8

Wilburton won by 9 runs

ANDY Buller and Dominic Drane added 87 runs in 71 minutes for Wilburton's fourth wicket, and that stand proved crucial in a narrow win for the home side.

Buller's half-century included five boundaries, and Drane's 44 included six fours as Wilburton looked to set up a formidable target, but they lost their last four wickets for just 10 runs.

Opener Josh Pope hit 39 in Soham's response before being caught and bowled by Lee Newton, but Peter Hinde (28) and Todd Bridgland (35) looked to have steered the visitors home as they reached 136-7 off 32 overs.

But the last three wickets fell for only nine runs as Buller had a spell of 3-3, backed up by Newton who also took three wickets on the day.

Sutton 96 all out

Dullingham 187 for 7

Dullingham won by 91 runs

DULLINGHAM won the toss and decided to bat first, putting on 102 for the first wicket as Sutton contrived their own downfall by dropping both openers D Goodchild (59) and D Baldwin (45).

Tom Newton took five wickets for 45 runs after stepping up from second team duty, but the rest of the bowlers had little success although Chris Greaves conceded just 16 runs from his five overs.

Sutton number seven Greaves then headed his team's response by top scoring with 27, but his side - missing six regulars - lost their last four wickets without troubling the scorer and lost by 91 runs.

Witcham 214-9

Fordham II 213-7

Witcham won by 1 wicket

A GREAT last wicket stand saw Witcham claim an unlikely victory in this match.

Neil Clark hit 55 for Fordham as they batted first, and there were useful contributions from Reece Theobald (31), Adam Cornwell (31) and Scott Blaber (30).

Sharp's 81 led Witcham's response, but Charles Forden took 2-18 off 10 overs and Fordham looked sure to win with the last pair at the crease and 30 runs still needed.

But Witcham's final pairing of Tyler Phillips (40no) and Hugh Lawrence (5no) achieved their target with an over to spare.

CCA Junior League Division 3A

Littleport II 98 all out

City of Ely II 99-5

City of Ely II won by 5 wickets

ELY'S Ben Storey conceded just eight runs off his 7.5 overs to undermine Littleport's batting hopes, and he included the wicket of 'Port's top scorer A Berry (42) in his four-wicket haul as the hosts reached 98 all out.

Ely never really looked in trouble as they chased the home side's meagre tally, reaching it with five wickets to spare.

Ed Aniskowicz was still there at the finish on 35 not out, along with Mark Deas who - like M Higginson before him - reached 13.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

St Ives IV 128 for 6

Sutton II 127 all out

St Ives IV won by 4 wickets

SUTTON II suffered their first defeat of the campaign, despite an opening stand of 79 between Craig Faux (hitting his second half-century of the season) and Chris Robinson (24).

The only other Sutton player to reach double figures was Spencer Saberton with 20, as D Stevens (6-8 from 9.4 overs) and S Joyce ripped out the middle and lower order, taking nine wickets between them.

Sutton restricted St Ives to 68-6 at one stage, but that was as far as they got and Stevens (20 no) and I Bryant (31 no) led the home side to victory.

The pick of Sutton's bowlers were Graham Mayle (2-17) and Saberton (1-11), although Richard Powell also took two wickets.

Fordham III 206-6

Isleham II 143 all out

Fordham III won by 63 runs

BOTH teams fielded a mixture of youth and experience, with Fordham batting first and coming out on top.

Chamila Priyankana and Chris Foulds both made half-centuries for Fordham, with Ian Woodbridge (32 not out) and 13 year-old Ryan Clark (20) helping them to a healthy total of 206.

Will Ellis took an amazing catch deep in the outfield for Isleham, and fellow youngster Dominic Smith also impressed, scoring 21.

John Goff top scored for Isleham, with the main wicket-takers being Ian Woodbridge (3-14), Tom Peters (3-20) and Barry Houghton (2-9). Another youngster - Nick Poole - netted two fine catches.

Kirkland Cup

Sutton 281-3

Wilburton 81 all out

Sutton won by 200 runs

SUTTON decided to bat first on a good wicket.

Opener Mike Vincent topped the scoring with 134 (including 18 fours and two sixes), and he was supported by James Nuttall (44 - including three 6s) and Michael Grady with 37.

Chris Hughes was Wilburton's top scorer with 40 runs, but T Walker was the only other batsman to reach double figures as Steve Northrop (4-5 off 2.5 overs), Nuttall

(3-18) and Newton (2-27) ripped through the batting order, with Northrop taking the last four wickets.

The final of this 70 year-old competition will be held at Littleport Leisure Centre on Monday and Tuesday (July 7/8) starting at 6.30 pm.

Sutton will meet Witcham in a repeat of the 2004 final.

YOUTH CRICKET

CYCA Under-13 Division B

Cambridge St Giles B 80 for 4

City of Ely 115 for 9

City of Ely won by 35 runs

C J Porter-Thaw top scored with 39 runs as Ely batted first at Cambridge University Press, making 115.

Baz Janssen (37) and Dilip Goyal (16) were both not out when the St Giles innings came to a close but, despite the loss of only four wickets, they came up 35 short.

Porter-Thaw took 2-18, with Edward George and Spencer Saberton both taking one wicket for nine runs each to keep things tight for the visitors.

Fordham 160-2

Hardwick & Caldecote 66-8

Fordham won by 94 runs

AN opening partnership of 112 between Tom Peters (78) and Chris Martin (32) saw Fordham home cosily in this fixture.

Peters then took 4-7 from four overs, and Matty Allen 2-2 off three overs as Hardwick's response was hampered by persistent rain.

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