Fordham Back On Track With Much Needed Points

AN improved Fordham 1st XI took the lion s share of the points in a drawn match at Saffron Walden. Though honours were even at the death, Fordham took 14 points to the hosts six by virtue of their runs scored and wickets taken, both of which surpassed tho

AN improved Fordham 1st XI took the lion's share of the points in a drawn match at Saffron Walden.

Though honours were even at the death, Fordham took 14 points to the hosts six by virtue of their runs scored and wickets taken, both of which surpassed those of Saffron.

Fordham posted an impossibly high score of 271-3 from their allotted 48 overs, a scoring rate of some 5.6 runs per over, to really lay the gauntlet down to their hosts. Mark Abbott's flashing blade saw him clock up 96 not out for the visitors with useful knocks of 55 from Darren Theobold and 41 from Gavin Harding.

Saffron rose to their challenge with admirable candor, and at one stage were well on course to match their visitors. They were pegged back however, by the good work of Ian Jelleyman (4-52) and Graham Arnold (2-50) who ensured they were fighting to draw the match come the finish.


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Fordham 2nd XI meanwhile, overcame Doddington II by 36 runs to secure their second win in succession.

Batting first , Fordham clocked up 170-7 from their 40 overs with Steven Morley's 51 the highlight of a decent total.

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Doddingdon were determined in reply but, after a strong start, they began to tail off and fine bowling from Ryan Houghton (3-21) and Phil Dean (3-13) ensured the seconds perfect record remained in tact.

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