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Allcock blasts a super hundred TUCKER PREMIER LEAGUE NCI Sports and Social Club 242-6 Fordham 96 NCI Sports and Social Club won by 146 runs A SPECTACULAR 108 from Peter Allcock ensured Fordham were heavily beaten on Saturday. Allcock opened for NCI Spo

Allcock blasts a super hundred


NCI Sports and Social Club 242-6

Fordham 96

NCI Sports and Social Club won by 146 runs

A SPECTACULAR 108 from Peter Allcock ensured Fordham were heavily beaten on Saturday.

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Allcock opened for NCI Sports and Social Club in confident fashion and never looked troubled until he was caught by Darren Theobald off Christopher Rule.

A half-century came from Mark Thompson (51) and contributions from Tom Griffiths (22), David Greening (17) and Ed Craigen (14) ensured Fordham would be given a tough target.

Carl Arnold was Fordham's best bowler with 3 for 63 from 16 overs.

The Fordham batsmen never looked up to the challenge and were all out before the start of the 28th over.

No.3 Matthew Foulds (34) tried to make a game of it but wickets fell cheaply with three batsmen going for ducks and five of the dismissed batsmen failing to reach double figures.

Martin Sneesby with 4 for 34 and Mark Evans with 3 for 33 were NCI's best bowlers on the day.


Littleport 118-5 Witcham 116-9

Littleport won by five wickets

LITTLEPORT took a comfortable win against a struggling Witcham side on Saturday.

Witcham batted first and got off to a decent start with opening batsman Nigel Pate making 21.

Witcham's star man Phil Howells came in at No.3 and put in an excellent performance to make 42 runs.

If it were not for Howells the Witcham score would have been very low and none of the middle or lower order batsmen were able to make any sort of mark on the game.

Andrew South bowled superbly for Littleport with 4 for 32 from just seven overs. Doug Marsh and Scott Connop also bowled well, taking two wickets each.

Littleport's opening batsman Terry Stone stayed at the crease for the entire innings and made a superb 40 not out to put the home side well on their way to victory.

Gary James (23), Brady Stone (14) and Jamie Alsop (19 not out) were the other major contributors as Littleport comfortably reached their target with five wickets to spare.


Longstanton Grasshoppers 231-9

Fordham II 228-6

Longstanton Grasshoppers won by one wicket

IN a magnificent match, Fordham's second team were beaten in the penultimate over.

Fordham batted first and made 46 before the first wicket fell, but it was Steven Morley's sensational 72 that was the highlight of the innings.

Contributions also came from Adam Cornwell (33), Barry Houghton (31) and Chris Foulds (25) as Fordham went on to reach a decent score of 228-6 from their allotted 40 overs.

Longstanton Grasshoppers made a swift response with Pryor scoring runs at a rapid rate.

Grant Pearson intervened, bowling superbly for an impressive 5 for 59. Then, with their final two batsmen at the crease, Longstanton claimed victory with one ball to spare.


Sutton 163-8 Soham 162-9

Sutton won by two wickets

SUTTON took victory in this closely-fought contest against Soham on Saturday.

Soham batted first and got straight down to business. Opening batsmen Todd Bridgeland (54) and captain Robin Jones (40) struck up a fine 89-run partnership.

However, after Jones was dismissed lbw, Soham were unable to press on. This was mainly due to some fine spin bowling from Alan Ruttherford.

Ruttherford finished the match with an impressive 4 for 32. Andy Cobbin also bowled well with 3 for 23.

Sutton started their innings poorly and struggled to cope with the bowling of Chris Branch and Alex French.

Sutton were in a dire situation after 10 overs at 22-4 compared to Soham's 41-0 at this stage of the match. Branch went on to take 3 for 24 and French ended with 3 for 31.

Sutton were saved by a superb 70-run partnership from middle order batsmen David Braybrooke, who made 51 with eight fours and a six and Craig Faux (24).

In a tight finish, Sutton's Ruttherford (21 not out) and A Cobbin (19 not out) kept their cool and won the match with 11 balls to spare.


Histon III 255-5 Wilburton 76-9

Histon won by 179 runs

WILBURTON suffered their fifth league defeat of the season at Histon on Saturday.

Much of the damage was done by Adam Salby (76) and Gary Crick (56) who made a 110-run partnership in little over an hour.

Thirteen-year-old Fraser Leader then bowled Salby and Crick in a 2 for 3 spell. Joe Litteridge (32) and Kevin Parish (38 not out) weighed in to ensure a formidable 256 target. Wilburton ended up using seven bowlers in their desperate attempts to stem the rapid flow of runs.

Gary Foot (20) was the only Wilburton batsman who managed to reach double figures as the Histon bowlers went on the rampage.

Chris Marshall, who took 4 for 24, Nigel Heap (2 for 9) and Jamie Burrows (2 for 16) ensured Wilburton were not able to come close to making a game of it and they were all out for 76 after 26.2 overs.


Ely/Haddenham II 198

Waterbeach 144

Ely/Haddenham II won by 54 runs

Ely/Haddenham second team claimed a glorious win against the previously unbeaten league leaders on Saturday and extended their winning streak to six games.

Having won the toss, they decided to bat first on a fresh new wicket, aiming for a minimum of 250.

Ely/Haddenham started brightly with Syfil Nury banishing balls to the boundary with classy shots, but this success was short-lived as he was bowled out in the fourth over by Waterbeach's opening bowler Ed Bryant for 21 runs.

With No.3 Steve Jackson going for a duck, Andrew Foster and Mark Higginson were at the crease. This partnership proved to be the backbone of the Ely/Haddenham innings, lasting for more than 100 runs and 21 overs.

In the 26th over, Higginson was run out for 34 and this started a mini-collapse. The last eight batsmen managed only 52 runs between them, with 22 of these going to debut-making Fred Steele, who had progressed through the strong Ely youth system.

The main scorer for Ely/Haddenham was Andrew Foster who hit a strong 71, including 10 fours. The innings was wrapped up in the 39th over as Waterbeach snapped up Steele, leaving Ely with a total of 198.

Ely/Haddenham's opening bowlers, Michael Beeby and Benjamin Storey made early progress. The first breakthrough came with the sixth ball of the Waterbeach innings when Storey bowled opener Martin Kemp for 4.

By the end of the ninth over, Waterbeach had lost four wickets, all to Storey.

Michael Beeby took 3 for 44 from his 9.1 overs, Foster capped off a first-rate display with 2 for 17 from seven overs and Cornwell was the other wicket taker with 1 for 25.

Steele also bowled a good line and length and was unlucky not to take a wicket in his five-over spell in which he conceded only 18 runs.

This fine bowling display was greatly helped by the hugely impressive debut of 15-year-old wicket-keeper Gareth Wright, who conceded only four byes and generally produced athletic stops through-out the innings.


Milton II 79 Pymoor 223-7

Pymore won by four wickets

AFTER setting up a big target, Pymoor ripped through the Milton batsmen to take this league victory with ease.

J Hargreaves was the star batsman for Pymoor, almost matching the entire Milton effort himself with 63, and significant contributions also came from E Davies (38), G Park (32) and J Butcher (23).

C O'Kane (2 for 49) and J Franklin (2 for 23) were Milton's best bowlers.

Milton No.4 Franklin, who scored 24, was the only batsmen in the home side to pose any threat to Pymoor, and with three ducks and four other batsmen failing to reach double figures the side were all out for 79.

CCA Division 4B

Witcham II 223 Littleport II 274-9

Littleport II won by 51 runs

LITTLEPORT took a deserved win against Witcham on Saturday in what was a good day for batsmen.

Littleport opener Robin Freestone scored an excellent 46, No.3 G Dougan was the top-scorer with 58 and No.6 M Scott was just shy of a half-century with 42.

Littleport batted consistently well and went on to reach 274-9.

Few and Rutherford were Witcham's best bowlers with two wickets each.

Despite a half-century from Edmund Dickerson (50 not out), a 44 from opening batsman Colin Alsop and solid batting performances from Paul Stephens (27), Lloyd Few (24) and Rutherford (20), Witchham just didn't have enough to reach their target and were all out for 223.

Dougan was Littleport's best bowler with 3 for 17 from six overs.