East Cambs Cricket Round-up

CRICKET ROUND-UP Tucker Gardner Premier League Division 2 Fordham 88 Castor & Ailsworth 88 Match tied ON an unpredictable pitch, the home side (Castor & Ailsworth) struggled from the start, and bowler Clinton Cornwell took 5-26 as Castor were dismissed fo

CRICKET ROUND-UP

Tucker Gardner Premier League Division 2

Fordham 88

Castor & Ailsworth 88


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Match tied

ON an unpredictable pitch, the home side (Castor & Ailsworth) struggled from the start, and bowler Clinton Cornwell took 5-26 as Castor were dismissed for just 88.

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It was then Fordham's turn to find the going tough, and only Gavin Harding (20) and Adam Cornwell (14) made any significant contribution in their side's innings.

With just one run required to win and the last pair at the crease, Castor dismissed Fordham's last batsman and the match was tied.

CCA Senior League Division 3

Burwell II 178

Cambridge Granta III 76

Burwell won by 102 runs

BURWELL batted first and relied on a few men to put together a decent score. Opener Kevin Smith made 52 and Neil Ticehurst 63, but seven Burwell batsmen made scores of nought or less than 10.

Three Cambridge bowlers - Rhys Hill, Rajan Singh and Seb Hammersley - each took three wickets, with Singh best at 3-27.

Cambridge were under siege from the beginning of their innings, with opener Richard Brown out for nought.

Top scorer was number eight batsman Mark Coteman with 18 and Alan Heath registered the next highest score of 13. Extras accounted for 23 of the total and Cambridge were bowled out for 76 in 28.5 overs.

Best of Burwell's bowlers was Jordan King who took 3-17 off 6.5 overs.

Vijithran and Driver each had two.

CCA Junior League Division 2A

Witcham 85-2

Soham 82

Witcham won by eight wickets

GOOD bowling by Witcham's Nigel Phillips (5-5) saw that Soham were bowled out for 82 runs, and this was followed by a good innings by Andrew Sharp (32 no) as Witcham cruised to an eight-wicket win.

CCA Junior League Division 2NA

Pymoor 152-7

Wilburton 53

Pymoor won by 92 runs

JACK Hargraves underpinned the Pymoor innings, batting 138 minutes for 55. He and Lloyd Hershelman added 54 in 27 minutes for the fifth wicket.

Ian Jacobs and Chris Hughes finished with three wickets each as Pymoor's innings closed on 152-7.

In reply, tight bowling by the Pymoor attack left the Wilburton batsmen floundering. Chris Ward (2-13), Steve Saberton (2-11), Chris Baker (2-15) did much of the damage, with Lloyd Hershelman also enjoying a devastating spell, taking three wickets for seven runs off his seven overs - including three maidens.

Chris Hughes and Alistair Braybrooke top scored for Wilburton, with 10 runs each, but they were the only batsmen to reach double figures as their side slumped to 53 all out.

CCA Junior League Division 3A

March III 132

City of Ely II 134-4

Ely won by 6 wickets

MARCH visited Ely on Saturday and batted first, openers Hillard and Stimpson scoring 33 for the first wicket before Mark Deas (4-16) struck, taking March's first four wickets for just 16 runs.

Ben Storey (4-26) wrapped up Ely's bowling, with March's top scorer being Peck (33) in March's total of 132 all out in 31.5 overs.

In reply, Koopowitz (24) and Finch (15) made a good start for Ely. Beeby top scored with 47 and Ely cruised to their target in 31.1 overs, losing just four wickets and taking 20 points from the match.

CCA Junior League Division 4A

Sutton II 128-7

Bar Hill II 107

Sutton won by 21 runs

AN all round performance saw Sutton II to another victory at the expense of Bar Hill II. Sutton had a third wicket partnership of 48 between Phil Day (34) and Mick Few (15). The rest of the runs came from Craig Faux (24) and John Megginson (34 not out) to reach a good total of 128 for 7 off 32 overs. Sutton at one stage looked like they would make a lot more but three wickets in five balls by T Leviitt reduced the Sutton total.

In reply, Sutton made great start taking two wickets in the first three overs but a partnership of 41 between P Stimpson (25) and D Fletcher (31) put the game in the balance but the bowling from Johnathan Few (5-0-10-3) and Spencer Saberton (6.5-0-16-3) led Sutton to victory.

JUNIOR CRICKET

CYCA Under-13 Cup Quarter Final

City of Ely 54

Burwell 100-4

Burwell won by 46 runs

ELY travelled to Burwell for the Quarter Final of the under-13s cup last Friday. Burwell batted first with Chris Summerskill having to retire after reaching 31 runs and Callum Downing making 21 not out on their way to a total of 100 for four after their 20 overs.

The wickets were taken by Edward George (1-14), Spencer Saberton (1-7) and Ciaran Russell (1-17).

Ely's reply was hampered by the poor light and the excellent bowling of the Burwell team, and Tim Lucraft was the only Ely batsman to reach double figures before being caught for 17.

Ely's final score was 54 all out after 19.5 overs with six of Burwell's eight bowlers taking a wicket each and Niall Kelly taking 2-7.

CYCA Under-13 League Division B

City of Ely 101-6

Milton 57

Ely won by 51 runs

Ely travelled to Milton last Thursday for their latest under-13s league match. The day had been very wet, leaving the pitch damp.

Ely won the toss and elected to bat first. Tim Lucraft batted solidly before being caught off the bowling of Jonathan Staplehurst for 22.

The other top order batsmen struggled with the lack of bounce and it was left to Ely's keeper Andrew George, and Spencer Saberton to steady the team scoring 25 and 24 respectively, both not out.

Milton struggled chasing Ely's score of 101 for 6, with Guy Halfpenny (bravely returning to the crease after being hit on the arm by a stray ball) and Andrew Staplehurst both scoring seven, and Guy Macfarlane scoring six.

Ely's bowlers were in fine form however, with Spencer Saberton taking 3-1, CJ Porter taking 3-32, Edward George taking 2-4 and Lewis Woollard taking 1-7.

CYCA Under-13 League Division B

City of Ely 80

Fordham 153-5

Fordham won by 73 runs

ELY hosted Fordham for their latest Under-13 league match on June 9.

Fordham batted first and scored very quickly through openers Tom Peters and Chris Martin (16 and 21 respectively) with Ryan Clark scoring an impressive 45 not out and George Peters scoring 25 on their way to a total of 153 for 5. Ely's wicket takers were Nathan Boothroyd (3-22) and Tim Lucraft (2-23).

Ely struggled in reply with only Spencer Saberton (20), Andrew George (17) and Edward George (12) reaching double figures. Fordham's bowlers were all very solid with Tom Peters taking 3-11, Matt Allen (2-6), Ashley Clark (2-16) and George Peters (2-18). Ely finished their innings on 80 all out giving Fordham an emphatic win.

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