Littleport overcome Fen rivals Witcham

Witcham CC v Littleport CC, Littleport bowler James South, and Witcham batsman Lawrence Herselman,

Witcham CC v Littleport CC, Littleport bowler James South, and Witcham batsman Lawrence Herselman, - Credit: Archant

CCA Division 1N Littleport’s strong start to the season continued as they overcame Fen rivals Witcham on Saturday.

Witcham CC v Littleport CC, Littleport bowler James South,and Witcham batsman Jamie Lawrence, out

Witcham CC v Littleport CC, Littleport bowler James South,and Witcham batsman Jamie Lawrence, out - Credit: Archant

Opening pair Nigel Pate and Jamie Lawrence put on 82 for the first wicket as Witcham batted first, with the duo amassing 32 and 43 runs respectively.

Number three Angus Pate added a quick-fire 33 to lift the score past the 100-run mark but the determined efforts of the visitors’ bowling attack prevented Witcham from piling on the runs.

Conor Logan took 4-50 as Witcham posted 169-7 at the close of the innings.

In Littleport’s reply, Chris Tull was in excellent form, blasting his way to 72 as Port reached 170-4.


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Sutton I recorded their second victory of the season as they overcame in-form Fen Ditton.

Batting first, Sutton scored 158-6, with Cornelio De Plessis (33) Mike Grady (26) James Skillen (31) and James Nuttall (41) all contributing.

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Sutton fielded superbly in their reply, with Mike Grady taking a stunning one-handed catch to add to his haul of three wickets.

James Nuttall took 4-44 from his eight overs while further wickets fell to Eddie Bowles and Robin Hamerton. Fen Ditton were bowled out for 144.

Elsewhere, a masterly innings of 76 not out from Ian Baldwin led Fordham II to a six-wicket victory over Cherry Hinton.

The visitors made good early progress with Ankur (31), Tanzeel (29) and Livermore (28) the main run scorers.

But Mark Barton (3-36), Chris Reay (2-33), Mike Spreadborough (2-38) and Graham Arnold (2-19) managed to bowl the visitors out for 167.

Chamilla Prykhana (29), Chris Rule (20) and Graham Arnold (13) all contributed to Fordham’s response but it was Baldwin who saw his side home in 35 overs.

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