Fordham's Promotion Push Suffers Setback
FORDHAM S bid for promotion from the Tucker Gardener Premier League took a hit at the weekend as they lost out by six wickets to Babraham. Sent in to bat on a soggy wicket, Fordham s batsmen struggled to keep control as a spongy wicket made strokeplay a c
FORDHAM'S bid for promotion from the Tucker Gardener Premier League took a hit at the weekend as they lost out by six wickets to Babraham.
Sent in to bat on a soggy wicket, Fordham's batsmen struggled to keep control as a spongy wicket made strokeplay a challenge. A few mistimed shots coupled with sluggish scoring rates meant that the home side were left on 145-8 at the close. Gavin Harding's 30 proving the stand-out performance.
With the pitch starting to improve as Babraham came to the crease, the going was always set to be tough for Fordham's bowlers. A couple of early wickets from Clinton Cornwell gave the home side some hope of victory, but it wasn't to be as the visitors rallied.
Fordham II took a significant step towards promotion with a convincing eight wicket win at Doddington.
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Opting to bowl first, Fordham proved too good for their hosts and took regular wickets to dismiss the home side for just 127. Chris Rule took 4-43 with Phil Dean registering 3-16.
Early wickets for Doddington looked to have Fordham in trouble but a sturdy knock of 56* from Ian Baldwin and 53* from Neil Clark rescued the innings and secured a superb win for the visitors.
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Fordham III also looked to have secured a promotion place this year after an emphatic nine wicket win over NCI.
Fordham inserted the opposition after winning the toss and bowled the home side for just 114. Carl Houghton's 4-37 stealing the show for the visitors.
Fordham proved equally as comfortable with the bat as openers Chris Foulds (48*) and Ryan Clark (21) ensured the victory at a cost of just one wicket.