Good win for City of Ely while Hume’s fiver sets up Burwell triumph - East Cambs cricket round-up

Ely City CC v Horseheath CC, Ely bowler Magnus Woodroffe,

Ely City CC v Horseheath CC, Ely bowler Magnus Woodroffe, - Credit: Archant

A fine all-round bowling performance set the platform for City of Ely to beat Horseheath by six wickets.

CCA Senior Division Two

A fine all-round bowling performance set the platform for City of Ely to beat Horseheath by six wickets.

Richard Vinsett was the pick of the bowlers with 4-22, while Harvey Cook (2-10) and David Cook (2-43) were also in the wickets.

City of Ely’s chase got off to a ropey start, with the top three falling cheaply, but Michael Sellars batted through with an unbeaten 46. He received support from Thomas Beaumont (29) and Vajira Ketipearachchi (22).

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Graham Hume grabbed a five wicket haul as Burwell beat Woolpit by seven wickets.

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Hume amassed stunning figures of 5-24 off 17.4 overs, while Josh Arksey (2-27) and Peter Richer (2-21) kept it tight at the other end, as Woolpit laboured to 147 all out off 62.4 overs.

Burwell’s opening pair knocked off the bulk of the runs. Richer (40) and Alastair Allchin (77) put on 108 for the first wicket. After they went, Ben Bryant (16no) and Barrie Forrester-Smith (14no) knocked off the remaining runs.

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Burwell II were made to pay for an under-par batting effort as they lost by five wickets to Nassington.

Paul Redfarn (33no) provided the only real resistance as Burwell were bowled out for 113.

Matthew Hague (4-30) gave Nassington a few problems but they knocked off the runs.

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Fordham’s good run continued with a four wicket victory at Kimbolton.

The hosts chose to bat first but were soon in trouble as Charlie Forden and Jason Harding claimed early wickets to reduce Kimbolton to 6-3.

Although they recovered to some degree with two worthy partnerships, only Chris Gilthorpe (62) and Tom Biddle (24) made any real impact with the bat as seven batsmen failed to score.

The home side were bowled out for 121 with Harding taking 3-24, Luke Duplooy 3-34, Forden 2-22 and Sam Buck 2-32.

It was never going to be easy for Fordham against left armers Martin Burton and Lee Ingram but Duplooy with 26 and Chris Summerskill laid the foundation with a steady opening partnership.

Then Gareth Summerskill held the innings together with a defiant innings of 33 against a strong attack.

With cameo contributions from other batsmen, Fordham eventually got over the line with four wickets and 4.2 overs to spare.

CCA Junior Division 1N

Fordham II defeated Littleport by seven wickets after bowling out the visitors for 118.

Farnell made 30, F.Logan 28no and C.Logan 22 with Craig Theobald taking 3-17, Mike Spreadborough 3-23, Mark Barton 3-27 and Graham Arnold 1-28.

With Gavin Harding making 62 not out, Chamilla Mirresearchi 27 and Graham Arnold 18 not out, Fordham reached their target for the loss of only three wickets in 29 overs.

Witcham picked up their second win of the season with a crushing eight wicket win over St Ives II.

St Ives II, fielding nine players, were dismissed for 37. Reece Murphy (2-11) and Glen Griffiths (2-12) enjoyed success. Chasing such a small target, Witcham, as expected, cruised home.

CCA Junior Division 2N

Top of the table Wilburton got back on track with a 40 run win over Cambridge St Giles II.

John Falconer top scored in a patchy Wilburton innings with 61. Ian Jacobs, with 33 not out, picked up the momentum and raised the score to 152-8 in the 40 overs.

Ollie Sellars had an opening spell of 3-4 leaving the visitors 8-3. St Giles II staged a partial recovery before Jacobs took 3-9 as four wickets went for 12 runs.

At the end of their innings, St.Giles II were 112-9. Jacobs finished with 5-35, Sellars 3-17.

Isleham beat Fulbourn Institute II by eight wickets. Fulbourn II were dismissed for 80. Isleham knocked off the runs with ease.

CCA Junior Division 5N

A brilliant innings by Andy Bowles saw Sutton II win by five wickets against March IV.

David Mayle (4-22) did the damage as March IV were restricted to 129 all out.

Bowles hit 14 fours and a six as he almost single-handedly saw Sutton II over the line with an unbeaten 93.