King Reigns Supreme Over Linton

THE City of Ely s perfect start to the season continued at the weekend with victories for both the first and second teams. Exceptional batting from the first team saw them to a crushing 132 run victory over Linton Village, while precision bowling from the

THE City of Ely's perfect start to the season continued at the weekend with victories for both the first and second teams.

Exceptional batting from the first team saw them to a crushing 132 run victory over Linton Village, while precision bowling from the seconds wrapped up a 115 run victory at the expense of Fenstanton.

A dinosauric knock of 134 not out from club chairman Bruce King, whose average now stands at a hefty 164, saw the first team scythe their way to 242-5 from their 45 overs, leaving the visitors needing more than 5.3 an over for victory.

Linton's reply never really got going though, and regular wickets from across the team ensured that the visitors limped to 110 all out.


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The second team meanwhile, made it to a presentable total of 188 before they were bowled out, with an eye-catching knock of 80 from Robert Finch making up the bulk of the runs.

Though defendable, Ely's total was far from unattainable and it took some lively bowling from Kevin Felton (3-8) to make sure Ely got their noses in front. Good work from Mark Deas (3-33) and wicket-keeper Mick Tickner, who picked up two stumpings, sealed the win for the home side.

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