GALLERY: Little Downham hoping to chase down Milton after league derby glory

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham batsman Nigel King

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham batsman Nigel King - Credit: Archant

LITTLE Downham captain David Cutforth says his side can chase down Milton and claim league glory after a comprehensive six wicket win over rivals Sutton on Saturday.

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler Ryan Duffield

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler Ryan Duffield - Credit: Archant

His side sits second in CCA Junior Division 2N, 23 points behind leaders Milton, with six games remaining.

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler (left) Ryan Duffield, congratulated by wicket k

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Little Downham bowler (left) Ryan Duffield, congratulated by wicket keeper Dave Cutforth - Credit: Archant

Ryan Duffield took 4-28 and James White picked up 4-30 as Little Downham skittled out Sutton for a paltry 123.

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Sutton bowler Ryan Bowles

Sutton CC V Little Downham CC, Sutton bowler Ryan Bowles - Credit: Archant

Cutforth made an unbeaten 40, Duffield scored 28 and White contributed 18 not out as they chased down the modest target with ease.

Cutforth said: “It was hard work but the bowlers bowled very well and we are very pleased with the result.


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“If we can string a few more wins together there is a good chance we can chase down Milton.

“The problem is in this league you only play eachother once, either home or away, and we have already beat them this year so we can’t take points off them again.”

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Sutton captain James Nuttall could not contain his frustration at his side’s batting performance, in which Ryan Bowles top-scored with 28.

Glen Campbell, with 25, and Ren Barnard, with a sprightly 19 not out, were the only other batsmen to trouble the scorers.

He said: “We are very disappointed to be honest.

“The heat took its toll on us and we were outplayed.

“On that track we could have scored 200 runs but we had a bad start and they bowled very well.

“We are determined to bounce back against Leverington on Saturday.”

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