East Cambs Cricket Round-Up

CRICKET Little Downham 135 all out Milton 138 for 5 Milton won by five wickets. IN Senior Division Three, Little Downham hosted Milton and were put into bat. Laxman Singh top scored for them with 41, but Downham struggled in the wet conditions and were al

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Little Downham 135 all out

Milton 138 for 5

Milton won by five wickets.


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IN Senior Division Three, Little Downham hosted Milton and were put into bat.

Laxman Singh top scored for them with 41, but Downham struggled in the wet conditions and were all out for 135.

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Milton lost only half of their wickets in surpassing that total.

Fordham 115 all out

Abington 144 all out

Abington won by 29 runs

Fordham threw away another opportunity to claim maximum Tucker Premier League points as they went down to struggling Abington.

Graham Arnold took 7 for 26 on a rain-affected pitch as the visitors posted a moderate-looking 144, but Fordham struggled too and were eventually dismissed for 115 despite reasonable contributions from Gavin Harding (28) and Adam Cornwell (24), leaving them with just eight bowling points from the fixture.

Fordham II 110 all out

Soham 114 for 9

Soham won by 1 wicket

Fordham II managed only 110 runs as David Lunn took 3 for 30 and Josh Pope 4 for 31 as Soham's attack dominated proceedings. Tony Kirby-Cook was also instrumental in tying up Fordham's batsmen, including five maidens in his 1 for 7 off 10 overs.

Only Rob Jones (20), Scott Blaber (18) and Steve Morley (14) made any impact with the bat during a disappointing Fordham innings which began slowly and never really picked up.

Ryan Houghton (3 for 22) and Charles Forden (2 for 24) then put Soham on the back foot at 20 for 5 at one stage, but the lower order partnership between Mick Harvey (32) and Lunn (25) swung the match back in Soham's favour.

Phil Dean took 2 for 19, but their opponents still managed a one-wicket victory.

Wimblington 159 for 8

Fordham III 158 for 6

Wimblington won by 2 wickets

Fordham's thirds managed to give league leaders Wimblington a scare on their own artificial pitch.

Barry Houghton (64) was the mainstay of Fordham's innings, but young Nick Poole also played well for a splendidly constructed 28.

The home side were reduced to 17 for 3 in their response as youngsters Jordan Doughty and Luke Bowers bowled well at the start of the innings, but a series of partnerships edged Wimblington ever closer to their target and - despite the odd scare - they got home with two wickets in hand.

Cherry Hinton I 124 all out

Littleport I 251 for 9

Littleport I won by 127 runs

Brady Stone cracked a marvellous century as 'Port opened the batting and made an unassailable total of 251 for 9.

Stone (103) enjoyed partnerships with his father Terry (22) and C Farnell (33) amongst others before losing his wicket to J Ali, who took 4 for 42 for the hosts.

J Ordish also bowled well with 3 for 28, but the rest of the Cherry Hinton bowlers were largely unsuccessful and expensive.

The hosts were 72-1 at one stage in their response as M Livermore (36) and S Darley (37) got amongst the runs, but no-one else managed double figures.

The wickets were shared between six 'Port bowlers, with L Buxton (3 for 10), T Stone (2 for 8) and S Tuck (2 for 11) proving to be the pick.

City of Ely II 73 for 3

Burwell III 71 all out

City of Ely II won by 7 wickets

Visiting Burwell batted first, and had five players out for ducks as they crumbled to 71 all out.

J De Pfieffer was easily their top scorer with 25, but bowling figures of 5 for 28 from B Storey, 3 for 13 from M Dean and 2 for 6 from S Cornwell from just 2.2 overs kept Ely in control of the match.

O Pringle took 3 for 24 - all caught and bowled - as Ely's batsmen set about their target, but Ed Aniskowicz was on 21 not out at the close.

M Sellers and M Beeby contributed 18 and 15 respectively to the home side's winning total.

Witcham I 243 for 8

Wilburton 132 for 9

Witcham I won by 111 runs

Hosts Witcham maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable victory over Wilburton.

Jamie Lawrence and Neil Smith put on 92 runs for the second wicket as Witcham batted first, with Lawrence hitting 10 boundaries in a top score of 60.

Smith also beat the field regularly during his 38, and a quick-fire half-century from Andy Sharp compounded Wilburton's problems.

Chris Houghton (30) and Nigel Phillips (24) then added a rapid 61 runs for the seventh wicket as Witcham posted a mammoth total, despite the bowling efforts of Mick Garner who took 4 for 54.

Phil Howells then wrecked Wilburton's response with a 3 for 8 spell to leave the visitors on 63 for 7, and although Tom Walker (48) and Paul Dewey (27) put up some late resistance with a seventh wicket stand of 63, the target was always beyond them.

Howells eventually finished with 4 for 26, but Wilburton contributed to their own downfall with three run outs.

Sutton I 156 all out

Girton 55 all out

Sutton I won by 101 runs

Sutton won the toss and elected to bat first, with Mike Vincent (27) and Lloyd Brown (42) putting on 66 runs before the first wicket fell.

Sutton struggled to gain momentum on a two-paced wicket however, and Girton made life difficult with some tight bowling, leaving the visitors on 156.

This looked a below-par total, but Sutton got off to a flying start in the field with Glen Campbell skittling four of Girton's top five batsmen, conceding just nine runs in the process.

Chris Greaves also took four wickets (for 20 runs) and Tom Newton 2 for 12 as Girton survived only 22.2 overs.

Sutton II 153 for 7

Chatteris II 149 all out

Sutton II won by 3 wickets

Chatteris made a reasonable start with opener J Jackson top-scoring with 49 and G Osbourn subsequently holding the innings together with 44 not out.

Sutton lost some early wickets as they took up the chase, but J Megginson (56 not out) saw them through and N Northrop his 26 in a useful sixth wicket stand.

Chatteris also gave away 38 extras, which was a quarter of Sutton's target.

City of Ely U-13s 125 for 6

Chatteris U-13s 63 all out

City of Ely won by 62 runs

Spencer Saberton again top-scored with 28 not out as Ely batted first on a sunny Paradise Centre wicket.

Edward George and CJ Porter-Thaw were also amongst the runs with 26 and 21 respectively, as Ely scored at a rate of more than six runs per over.

Tight bowling restricted Chatteris to just 63 in their reply, with George taking the final wicket to finish on 2 for 12.

Ciaran Russell's figures were an impressive 3 for 7, and Porter-Thaw took 2 for 16 as Ely claimed yet another win.

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