East Cambs cricket round-up: Littleport Town seal hat-trick of wins with Sutton success and Fordham run down top total to post win
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Littleport Town’s remarkable Cambs Junior League Division One recovery continued last weekend with a shock victory over Sutton.
‘Port made it three wins in a row on Saturday with a 64-run success over Sutton, who in contrast have taken a dramatic downturn in form, losing their last three matches.
Opening batsman Joe Murfitt hit 61 and Andrew South struck an unbeaten 41 as strugglers Littleport posted 200-7 after 40 overs, before Mike Vincent was skittled for a golden duck in Sutton’s reply.
South and Nik Marsh then took three wickets apiece with further contributions from Ellis Yearn, Scott Connop and Chris Tull helping them to a well-earnt victory.
Elsewhere, in the Tucker Gardner Division Two, Fordham successfully chased one of their highest totals on record to snatch a three wicket victory from Weston Colville.
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Colville were 50-5 before Adie Westley plundered 136 runs in a 147 partnership with Peter Bragg (32) setting Fordham a total of 302-9.
Sam Buck took 4-23 and Harry Harvey 2-45.
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After losing an early wicket, Gavin Harding and Mark Abbott put on 89 for the second wicket before Harding and Luke Duplooy added 93 for the third.
This set Fordham up for victory with Harding making 92, Duplooy 67 and Abbott 39 .
There was still some way to go as the overs began to run out but Chris Summerskill (35*) and Gareth Summerskill (12*) saw Fordham home with two overs and three wickets in hand to complete an exhilarating afternoon.
Burwell extended their unbeaten East Anglian Premier Cricket League run to three matches with an impressive 137-run win over Norwich.
Half centuries from Ben Seabrook (66), Peter Richer (59) and Joseph Tetley (51) fired Burwell to 268, before a stunning five-wicket haul from Josh Arksey for just 22 runs helped his side see off the city side for 131.
City of Ely’s mission to keep their place in the Senior Division Two took another hit last weekend as they were on the end of a 43-run loss to Foxton.
Owen Buxton took 2-50 as Foxton hit 225-6, and Ely looked to be in good stead with the bat through 50 from Ed Aniskowicz, and 36 from Jonny Wallace and George Leech. However, Ely were only able to post 182 after their 45 overs following a lower-order collapse.
Fordham 2nds sub-standard batting display contributed to their 78-run defeat at the hands of Histon 2nds in the Senior Division Three.
Histon were in trouble at 30-4 but they recovered to record a reasonable 156-9 with Charlie Forden, Gary Duplooy and Clinton Cornwell taking two wickets a piece.
Fordham made a respectable start but at 50-2, they lost their last eight wickets for just 28 runs - which included three wickets in the space of two overs - to be bowled out for 78.
Wilburton maintained second place in the Junior League Division One after a 105-run win at Girton.
Conor Logan (49) and Ryan Newton (51) were the top contributors to the Wilburton cause as the East Cambs side hit 270-6.
With the ball, Troy Sparkes took 3-38 as Girton fell short with 165 for 9. Marcus Brook and Lee Newton both took three wickets.
Isleham continued their stunning rise to the top of the Junior Division Two North with another victory, this time an eight-wicket hammering of local rivals Little Downham.
Similarly, Witcham were on the end of a heavy defeat in the Junior Three North, losing by seven wickets to league leaders Burwell III.
City of Ely 2nds demolished Isleham 2nds by eight wickets in the Junior Four North, while league toppers Sutton 2nds sealed a seven-wicket success over Wimblington 2nds in the Junior Six North.