Fordham and Huntingdon share the spoils while Burwell see off Saffron Walden - East Cambs cricket roundup

Fordham CC v Huntingdon & District CC, Fordham batsman Matt Foulds,

Fordham CC v Huntingdon & District CC, Fordham batsman Matt Foulds, - Credit: Archant

In a close fought encounter, the spoils were shared as Fordham took 14 points to Huntingdon’s 11 in a drawn match.

Tucker Premier Division Two

In a close fought encounter, the spoils were shared as Fordham took 14 points to Huntingdon’s 11 in a drawn match.

Fordham chose to bat first, and their innings was dominated by a superb 88 from Luke Duplooy.

The middle order supported the opening batsman but when he was out, the acceleration in the run rate failed to materialise and after being 124-2 at one stage, the innings closed on 198, still a respectable score on a good pitch. Matt Foulds made a valuable 30 down the order and opening bowler Kumpukkal took 5-50.

Fordham reduced Huntingdon to 55-4, which included two wickets in as many overs but Kumpukkal (57) then joined Andy Wright (49) to put the visitors in a good position at 145-5.

But the Fordham bowlers reproduced their form of recent weeks and hit back strongly as wickets began to fall.

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The final pair were forced to see out the remaining couple of overs as their side finished on 187-9 after requiring 12 to win from the final over.

Charlie Forden took 3-28, Jason Harding 3-31 and Mark Abbott 3-32.

East Anglian Premier League

Opener Peter Richer and Barrie Forrester-Smith both hit fifties as Burwell produced an accomplished chase to beat Saffron Walden by six wickets.

Josh Arksey was the pick of the bowlers with 4-37, with Henry Hoare taking 2-54, as Saffron Walden made 209-7.

In reply, Richer led the way with 83 not out. There was still work to do when Forrester-Smith was joined by Milan Mniszko. The pair put on 79 runs to see Burwell home. Forrester-Smith finished 56 not out, with Mniszko unbeaten on 26.

Tucker Gardner Division One

Burwell II lost by five wickets at Foxton. Batting first, they found themselves in trouble at 35-4 and did well to get to 197 all out. Daniel Jones made 31, Joshua Vowden 34 and James Craig 28.

Vowden took 2-43 but Foxton knocked off the runs.

CCA Senior Division Two

Thomas Beaumont and Ed Aniskowicz hit half centuries as City of Ely held their nerve to beat Longstanton Grasshoppers by 12 runs.

Beaumont (62) and Ed Aniskowicz (56) got the bulk of the runs in City of Ely’s 223-8.

Mark Deas (2-38), Ben Harding (2-39) and Richard Vinsett (2-44) were in the wickets as Longstanton were bowled out for 211.


Fordham II lost for only the second time this season, going down by 91 runs at Sutton.

Du Plesis was Sutton’s top scorer making 76, supported by P.Grady with 31 not out, in a total of 207, but Fordham’s cause was not helped by some questionable fielding and a host of dropped catches. Graham Arnold took 3-31 and Gary Duplooy 2-44.

Only three batsman made double figures in Fordham’s response with Ryan Bowles 3-24, Hammerton 3-31 and Bernard 2-22 doing the damage in the visitors total of 116.

Littleport were hammered by 116 runs by Histon. The bowlers did well to dismiss Histon for 169. But, in reply, Littleport were skittled for just 53.

CCA Junior Division 2N

With just one match to play, Wilburton narrowly hang onto top spot after a 114 run win against a youthful Fulbourn II side.

Chris Holden (41) provided the early impetus before Tom Walker (69) and Ryan Newton then added 87.

Tom Juden struck 47 off 17 balls,and the innings closed at 266-6, with Newton finishing 65 not out.

Steve Marshall took 3-15, Ollie Sellars 2-20 and Newton 2-8 amongst the wickets as Fulbourn II’s innings closed at 152-9.

Isleham lost by three wickets to Cambridge NCI II. Isleham batted first and made 190-6. William Ellis (3-46) and Joseph Griffin (2-29) enjoyed some success but Cambridge NCI II knocked off the runs.

CCA Junior Division 3N

James Money took 4-33 but Haddenham lost by 100 runs to Chatteris II.

Daniel Martell (53) and tailender James Surtees (39no) were in the runs in Chatteris II’s 203 all out.

In Haddenham’s reply, Archie Palmer took 4-40, Michael Hill 3-28 and Paul Foster 2-5.

CCA Junior Division 4N

Burwell III piled on the runs before clinching a thumping 193 run win over Isleham II.

Chris Hoole (94) fell just short of a centrury, with Colin Vowden hitting an unbeaten 80, as Burwell III racked up a mammoth 305-6.

Matthew Driver led the way with 5-26 as Isleham II were dismissed for 112.