East Cambs Cricket Round-up

CRICKET ROUND-UP Tucker Gardner Premier League Division 2 Waresley 148 all out Fordham 102 for 9 Match drawn FORDHAM drew for the sixth time this season, hanging on for an eight-point haul in their match at Waresley on the Bedfordshire border. On an unpre


Tucker Gardner Premier League

Division 2

Waresley 148 all out

Fordham 102 for 9

Match drawn

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FORDHAM drew for the sixth time this season, hanging on for an eight-point haul in their match at Waresley on the Bedfordshire border.

On an unpredictable pitch Phil Masdin (54) was amongst the early runs for Waresley, but Fordham dismissed the home side's last six batsmen for 33 runs with Jason Harding taking 4-48 and Ian Jellyman 3-52.

Clinton Cornwell's early spell of 2-16 from nine overs had helped to restrict the home side's progress in the early stages of the innings.

Fordham lost two early wickets in their response, and only Chris Rule (25) and Matt Foulds (22) made significant contributions as Laurence Bosher (3-9), Clive Asque (2- 16) and Chris Whitfield (2-22) got amongst the wickets.

Fordham held on to their last pairing however, leaving Waresley with 10 points and nothing for the victory they deserved.

Fordham have lost only once this season, but drawn matches are preventing them from challenging the leaders.

CCA Junior League Division 1A

Somersham I 181-8

Littleport I 170

Somersham won 11 runs

SOMERSHAM batted first and Beasley (75) and Hobbs (52) put on more than 100 runs for the second wicket before succumbing to Steve Tuck's bowling (46-4 off his 10 overs). He was supported by south (2-30) and Farnell (2-44) and Somersham finished their 40 overs with 181-8.

Littleport opener and captain Terry Stone came out in determined mood at made 62 runs before being caught off the bowling of Hobbs. Next highest score was from Brady Stone with 26. But it was not enough and, in a nail biting finish, Littleport were bowled out for 170 with two balls to spare.

Somersham used seven bowlers to secure their victory, the best of whom were Hobbs (3-26), Cornwell who took two wicket off his two overs, and Notarnicola (2-26 off four).

Pymoor 184 for 6

Sutton 185 for 6

Sutton won by 4 wickets

PYMOOR'S opening batsman Paul Ruskin was the first casualty on a damp wicket, retiring hurt on 25.

Sutton had to wait until the 27th over before claiming their first wicket, Steve Northrop (1-53) dismissing Godsmark lbw with the visitors on 102.

Wickets fell more frequently after that, although Herselman managed to outscore Godsmark's 40 with an impressive 46 before becoming one of Mike Grady's four victims (4-36).

Pymoor's total of 184 look a useful one, but Sutton opener Mike Vincent included two sixes and 11 fours in a total of 88 as he and Michael Grady (24) put on 75 for the first wicket. Alex Toylson also scored 24 for Sutton, helping his side reach their 185 run target with 4.2 overs remaining.

Herselman was the pick of Pymoor's bowlers, taking 3-48 from eight overs.

Girton II 50 all out

Witcham I 53- 4

Witcham won by 6 wickets

M PHILLIPS took 6-10 (three maidens) as Witcham dismissed the hosts for just 50 runs, with the last six Girton batsmen scoring just one run between them.

In response Witcham eased to their target in just 12.2 overs, with Pate and Houghton scoring 13 and 21 respectively.

Stacey took 3-19 from his 6.2 overs for Girton, but Sharp and Griffiths kept the fifth wicket intact to see the visitors home with room to spare.

CCA Junior League Division 3A

Burwell III 290 for 4

Somersham Town II 76

Burwell won by 214 runs

J PRESTON hit a fabulous 182 not out as Burwell crushed Somersham.

Preston grabbed the lion's share of Burwell's massive 290 run total, and O Pringle then took 4-14 as Somersham were skittled out for just 76 runs.

Littleport II 109

Somersham II 91

Littleport won by 18 runs

LITTLEPORT batted first and were bowled out for 109 in 37 overs. Top scorer was number six batsman Jennings with 27. Somersham's Fenton took 4-25 and Nortarnicola had 2-30.

Somersham must have fancied their chances for a win in this low scoring game but Littleport's bowlers had other ideas and bowled them out for 91 in 36.5 overs. Top scorer was opener Bereister with 36 but he had little support from the rest of the Somersham batsmen. Godfrey was next highest with 16.

Littleport used five bowlers and Peskett took 3-28 and Rathinam 3-33. Morris had 2-11 and Jones finished with 2-3 off 2.5 overs, including one maiden.

CCA Junior League Division 5B

Fordham III 79

Wimblington 119 all out

Wimblington won by 40 runs

FORDHAM did well to bowl the visitors out, but fell 40 runs short with their response. Ian Woodbridge took 4-20, but only Barry Houghton (26) and young Ryan Clark (18) were effective at the crease.


Haddenham 129 all out

Sutton 149 all out

Sutton won by 20 runs

AN opening partnership of 60 between Mike Vincent (40) and James Nuttall (26) proved crucial as Sutton established a 149 run total which the hosts never looked like reaching after their own first wicket stand was broken.

Sutton looked in trouble after Vincent and Nuttall had been dismissed, but fourth batsman Robert Braybrooke hung around and was the last man out for 31.

Openers Andrew Foster and Gary Thistlethwaite both scored 29 as Haddenham reached 41 without loss, but with Sutton bowler Michael Grady taking 5-29 the home side were always going to fall short of their target.