East Cambs cricket round-up: Logan smashes 113 off just 48 deliveries in big Wilburton win

Conor Logan hit 113 from just 48 deliveries as Wilburton hammered St Ives Town 2nds by eight wickets

Conor Logan hit 113 from just 48 deliveries as Wilburton hammered St Ives Town 2nds by eight wickets in the CCA Junior Division One. - Credit: Archant

Wilburton’s Conor Logan smashed his first century in sensational style last weekend.

The batsman fired a fine unbeaten 113 off just 48 balls in Wilburton’s eight-wicket rout of St Ives Town 2nds, including an impressive 19 fours and three sixes.

Opening batsman Logan notched nothing but boundaries until his 80th run, helping his side to a big victory over a struggling St Ives 2nd side in their pursuit of the CCA Junior Division One title.

Logan’s impressive stint at the crease has fired him up the Wilburton top run-scorers chart, taking him onto 312 in 14 appearances.

Club secretary and scorer John Gothard was overwhelmed by Logan’s exploits. He said: “What a blast that was. That really was something special we saw there.”

Wilburton also impressed with the ball, with Lee Newton taking 5-31 as the East Cambridgeshire side kept up their chase on Junior league leaders, Cherry Hinton.

In the same division, Sutton returned to form with an eight-wicket drubbing of Over thanks to some superb batting from Michael Grady.

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Grady hit an unbeaten 85 as Sutton easily reached their target of 191.

Littleport Town also extended their purple patch; causing one of the upsets of the weekend by beating league leaders Cherry Hinton by 35 runs.

Ishmeet Singh Arora and Chris Tull starred with the bat, hitting 60 each, before Nik Marsh helped himself to five wickets as the Cambridge side were skittled for 174.

Meanwhile, Burwell had a less than successful trip to the seaside when they took on Frinton-on-Sea.

Burwell experienced a steady innings, striking 250 thanks to knocks of over 40 from Andrew Bramley and Lalit Bose.

However, the East Cambs side were no match for the seasiders with the ball, with Josh Arksey giving away 79 runs for just three wickets as Burwell slumped to a three wicket defeat in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League.

In the Tucker Gardner Division Two, Fordham went down by just one wicket in a closely fought tense encounter at Warboys.

Fordham, batting first, made 165-9 from their allotted overs with Matt Foulds making a top score of 65. Foulds shared a third wicket partnership of 57 with Mark Abbott and one of 50 for the fourth with Chris Summerskill who made 21.

There was a good spell from Chris Reay (4-42) and Sam Buck (2-27) with support from youngsters Jacob Kippax (2-25) and Harry Harvey (1-29), but the hosts scrambled across the line to win by the narrowest of margins.

City of Ely were also the longside side last weekend in the Senior Division Two, going down by seven wickets to Longstanton Grasshoppers.

In the division below, Fordham 2nds lost by 10 wickets after posting 242-5 on a peach of a wicket.

Ian Baldwin (61) Graham Arnold (46*), Tim Sale (29) and Mark Silcock (20) were the home side’s main run makers but Cambourne made light work of their target with both openers making centuries as they got home in the 35th over.

Witcham won the battle of East Cambridgeshire in the Junior Division Three North by overcoming Haddenham by 89 runs.

Finally, Ed Aniskowicz hit a magnificent unbeaten 100 as City of Ely 2nds restored some parity for the club by beating Longstanton Grasshoppers 2nds by eight wickets.