East Cambs Cricket Round-up

Tucker Gardner Premier League Division 2 Fordham 185-6 Yaxley 168-8 Match drawn FORDHAM claimed 12 points to Yaxley s six in a drawn match, although all three results were still possible during the final overs of this thriller. Fordham began steadily but

Tucker Gardner Premier League

Division 2

Fordham 185-6

Yaxley 168-8


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Match drawn

FORDHAM claimed 12 points to Yaxley's six in a drawn match, although all three results were still possible during the final overs of this thriller.

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Fordham began steadily but their innings was dominated by a superb 88 not out from opening batsman Gavin Harding. Darren Theobald contributed 24 during the partnership and Mark Abbott (20) and Chris Rule (18no) weighed in with useful runs at the end.

Yaxley made a steady but solid start to their innings and at just over halfway, they were 70-1. But Harding made a strong claim for the Man of the Match award with 4-44. assisted by Graham Arnold's 2-50 in mid-innings, the visitors began to struggle, but after a brief stoppage for rain, Yaxley put themselves back on track for victory.

Then, in a tense finale, Jason Harding returned to pick up two wickets and Yaxley were pegged back at the close, giving Fordham the points.

CCA Senior League Division 2

Histon II 216

City of Ely I 219-1

City of Ely won by nine wickets

CITY of Ely travelled to Histon to continue their winning ways with yet another decisive victory.

Histon batted first and made 216 all out, with Ben Travers taking three wickets. In reply, Ely lost just one wicket before reaching their goal and taking maximum points from the encounter. Top scorers were Mark Hatcher and Bruce King.

CCA Senior League Division 3

Little Downham I 242-5

Great Chishill I 186-5

Little Downham won by 56 runs

LITTLE Downham batted first at the Great Chishill ground, with opener Chris Heaps making 72 and getting his side off to a solid start. He was supported by Phil Cornwell (56) and Hunt (47). Best of Great Chishill's bowlers were Gent (2-49) and Musson (2-62).

Great Chishill ground out their reply after losing opener Brunt (14) in a run out but, in the end, could not get anywhere near Downham's total even though only five wickets fell. Top scorers were Wood (40) and Drury (37) in a total of 186-5. Little Downham's bowlers had to work hard and gave away 28 extras in Great Chishill's total of 186. White took 2-43 off his 11 overs and Baker and Palmer took the other two wickets.

CCA Junior League Division 1A

Cambridge NCI II 193-8

Littleport I 155

Cambridge NCI won by 38 runs

LITTLEPORT travelled to Cambridge for this Division One clash.

NCI batted first and were cruising at 97-1 when Littleport brought on Doug Marsh who ended with six of the eight wickets to fall. He took two in both his seventh and ninth overs. Top scorer was the first of Marsh's victims, Coe, with 40. other contributions were made by Acharya (36) and White (29) and NCI finished their 40 overs on 193-8.

Littleport had a shaky start when opener and captain Terry Stone was bowled for a duck in the second over. Opening partner Buxton dug in and scored 68 before he became the first of Sahai's three victims when the score was 79. The next highest score was 13 and Littleport were bowled out in 38 overs with the score on 155. Best of NCI's bowlers was Sahai with 3-22 and three others each took two wickets.

CCA Junior League Division 2A

Fordham III 89

Dullingham II 90-2

Fordham lost by eight wickets

FORDHAM'S third team went down by eight wickets against a very experienced Dullingham second team. Dullingham made 90-2 after dismissing their opponents for 89.

Wilburton 75

Witcham 76-1

Witcham won by nine wickets

WILBURTON batted first on their home ground and struggled to put 75 on the board in the face of some tight Witcham bowling, before being bowled out in 35 overs. Top scorer was number nine batsman Braybrooke, with 25no. Jones was the best of Witcham's bowlers, taking 3-14 off his 10 overs, including three maidens. Smith took 3-18 off five overs and Pate and Phillips took two wickets each.

Witcham cruised to 76-1 in 23.2 overs. Nigel Pate was 34no and Houghton ended 22no. The wicket of Lawrence was the only one to fall and went to Jacobs, who was one of six bowlers used by Girton.

CCA Junior League Division 3A

Littleport II 213-9

Doddington II 232-5

Doddington won by 19 runs

DODDINGTON won the toss and decided to bat on their home ground. Openers Bentley (59) and Dove (38) put on a stand of 66 for the first wicket. By the time Doddington had reached 168-3 the Littleport bowlers were having a hard time. Best of them was Morris who took 2-40 off his 10. Of the 232 scored by Doddington, 32 were extras.

Littleport came out to bat with determination and opener Robin Freestone made 75 before being caught off Bamford's bowling. At 132-1 in the 28th over Littleport had plenty of wickets in hand but needed to score at more than one run per ball to win. Wickets started to fall cheaply and at 203-9 in the penultimate over, Littleport had no hope of reaching their target. Doddington's Bamford and Dove each took three wickets, wright had two and Burgess one.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

Chatteris II 47

Sutton II 151-9

Sutton won by 104 runs

ANOTHER good all round performance saw Sutton II to victory at the expense of Chatteris II. Sutton got off to a good start, losing just one wicket for 44 runs, but then a mini collapse saw Sutton to 67-6, then a 74 run partnership between John Megginson (41*) and Shaun Grady (22) led Sutton to a decent total. Chris Robinson also contributed 28 with the bat. West, Grant and Platt all took two wickets each for Chatteris. Tom Newton took his second five wicket haul of the season, dismissing Chatteris' top five batsmen for just 13 runs. The other wickets came from James Salmons who took three wickets off 10 overs for 13 runs, Steve Perry took one and the final wicket was a run out.

CCA Junior League Division 5B

Isleham II 199-5

Witcham II 200-8

Witcham won by two wickets

ISLEHAM batted first and opener Darren Diver made a heroic 103no after his partner Goff was bowled for nought. Clayton (23) and Hilary (20) supported. Witcham's Badcock finished with figures of 3-38 and the other two wicket takers were Phillips and Spencer.

Witcham got off to a shaky start in reply, with the first three batsmen going for 31 runs. Graham Ralphs at number four steadied the side and scored 60 before being bowled by Bell. He was well supported by teenager Tyler Phillips (33) but the gift of 52 extra runs from Isleham helped Witcham to victory. Bell took 3-55, Howard 2-35 and Hancock 2-27. Witcham won by two wickets with five balls to spare.

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