Abbott returns to make his Mark

PUBLISHED: 11:22 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:27 04 May 2010

EFFORT BALL: Wilburton’s Richard Jacobs sends down a delivery against Cottenham II.	Photo: HELEN DRAKE

EFFORT BALL: Wilburton's Richard Jacobs sends down a delivery against Cottenham II. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

CCA Senior Division Two Cherry Hinton 171-7, Ely/Haddenham 104-3 Match abandoned, rain MARK Abbott took three wickets and hit 31 runs on his Ely/Haddenham return, but his strong performance was ultimately dampened by the weather. Abbott s trio of scalps h

CCA Senior Division Two

Cherry Hinton 171-7,

Ely/Haddenham 104-3

Match abandoned, rain

MARK Abbott took three wickets and hit 31 runs on his Ely/Haddenham return, but his strong performance was ultimately dampened by the weather.

Abbott's trio of scalps helped Ely to reduce Cherry Hinton to 171-7, while Oliver Lucraft (2-19) was also in the wickets.

It was a fine start to the season for Abbott, who returns to the Paradise Ground after a season with Burwell.

Ely's response featured batsmen getting starts but then getting out, with Kevin Wells (19) and Mark Hatcher (16) both being dismissed in the teens.

But Abbott's unbeaten 31, together with Bruce King's 13, meant Ely were 104-3 when the rain came.

CCA Division 1N

Milton 121, Fordham II 125-6

Fordham II won by four wickets

Batting first, Milton made steady progress but after their opening pair had made a half-century opening stand, Fordham began to take wickets at regular intervals.

The visitors were dismissed for 121 in the 38th over. Phil Dean (3-28), Daren Pryke (2-27), Ian Woodbridge (2-29) and Gary Palmer (1-28) were among the wickets.

In reply, Charles Dore made 27 at the top of the Fordham order and 15-year-old Nick Foulds contributed 17.

Generally, Fordham found the going tough until Steve Morley, with 17 not out, joined Adam Cornwell, who hit an unbeaten 35.

The two saw Fordham home in the 26th over with four wickets in hand.

Fordham secured the win in the nick of time - the heavens opened just after the winning boundary.

CCA Division 2NB

Cottenham II 219-9, Wilburton 83-3

Match abandoned, rain

SOLID middle-order contributions helped Cottenham to an imposing total, with a half-century from Glen Griffiths the best effort.

Griffiths' 58 was full of good stroke play as he hit five fours and one six. The innings was earlier boosted by John Barker, who hit nine fours and a six in his 47.

For Wilburton, Stuart Norman took two early wickets, but it was Richard Jacobs who caught the eye, taking 2-3 early on to finish with 3-41 off 10 overs.

After losing early wickets, the Wilburton pair of Andy Buller (30) and Norman (29 not out) put on 55 for the third wicket, before rain stopped play.

CCA Division 3NA

Milton III 69, Pymoor 70-4

Pymoor won by six wickets

GRAHAM Park shone on is debut, taking 4-9 to help skittle out Milton's third-string.

There was also three scalps for Davies and a brace for Baker, as Pymoor sliced through the Milton batting.

Godsmark's 34 helped Pymoor chase down their target with six wickets to spare.

CCA Division 4NB

Fordham III133, Witcham II 136-1

Witcham won by nine wickets

COLIN Alsop's boundary-laden 72 helped Witcham's second-string cruise to a nine-wicket victory.

Alsop's second scoring stroke was a six - one of two he hit - as he put on an opening partnership of 108 with Michael Spencer, also blazing 10 fours.

The result was never in doubt after that, but the good early work of Witcham's bowlers also deserves credit.

Spencer was the star turn with the ball, taking 3-13, while Paul McKenna took 3-47. Tyler Philips (2-32) and Ian Saberton (2-15) were also among the wickets.

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