Battler Rule broken by bright newcomers

PUBLISHED: 13:01 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

STRIKE FORCE: Little Downham bowlers Rob Palmer, above, and Ryan Duffield send in deliveries during Saturday’s five-wicket victory over Cherry Hinton.	Pictures: Helen Drake

STRIKE FORCE: Little Downham bowlers Rob Palmer, above, and Ryan Duffield send in deliveries during Saturday's five-wicket victory over Cherry Hinton. Pictures: Helen Drake

Tucker Premier League Fordham 111 Abington 112-1 Abington won by nine wickets AFTER two good performances last weekend, Fordham suffered a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of league newcomers Abington. Fordham lost Mark Silcock early on and despite some re

Tucker Premier League

Fordham 111 Abington 112-1

Abington won by nine wickets

AFTER two good performances last weekend, Fordham suffered a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of league newcomers Abington.

Fordham lost Mark Silcock early on and despite some resilience from Chris Rule and Gavin Harding, the home team lost three wickets for 11 runs.

Rule did well, making 44, but only the Harding brothers and Carl Arnold reached double figures as Fordham were ousted for 111.

Fordham needed to apply early pressure but they failed to bowl consistently in the right areas and with conditions improving, Abington took control.

Apart from one or two scares when the ball was in the air, the visitors eased to victory with opening batsman Dave Hamper making 78 not out.

The second team lost at Somersham in a CCA Division One match but the third team's match against Milton was called off.

n IN THE previous weekend's match Fordham bowled out Yaxley for 74 and scored 75-1 to win by nine wickets - a complete reversal of this weekend's match score.

League newcomers Yaxley were playing at Fordham, whose bowlers shared the spoils. Clinton Cornwell took 2-19, Jason Harding 2-4 and Carl Arnold 2-23. Craig Theobald, Graham Arnold and Gavin Harding all picked up a single wicket apiece.

Fordham openers, Mark Silcock (34 not out) and Chris Rule (25) led their side to victory with a fine opening stand.

CCA Senior Division Three

Little Downham 157-5 Cherry Hinton 156

Little Downham won by five wickets

CHERRY Hinton opened the batting with Livermore and Dennington and had scored 11 when Livermore's wicket fell for two runs.

Barber was the top scorer of the day with 60 runs before he was bowled by Duffield who also took Livermore's wicket. White took 4-27.

Little Downham's opener Heaps scored 54 not out and received good support from Dewsbury (17), Hunt (19) and Cutforth (24 not out). Livermore ended with 3-14 and Glover 2-43.

CCA Division Three North A

Wilburton 131 Somersham II 45

Wilburton won by 89 runs

GARY Foot had scored half of Wilburton's total of 74 when he was dismissed for 37 by Robinson.

Somersham hit back and five wickets fell for 17. Dominic Drane and Will Padmore added 26 for the ninth wicket. Dominic was the last man out after scoring 35.

Luke Robinson top scored for Somersham with 24, as Steve Marshall took 3-22 and Chris Hughes 7-23, including a spell of 7-12 in 31 deliveries, and Somersham were bowled out for 45 runs.

CCA Division Four North B

Witcham II 136-7 NCI IV 58

Witcham won by 78 runs

WITH their first team's game cancelled due to bad weather it was left to Witcham's second team to shine, and they didn't disappoint, easily winning their second game of the season.

The game was reduced to 32 overs because of the conditions but the home side still manage to reach an impressive target.

Phil Howells dominated the innings, with 66 not out, and Colin Alsop was the other chief run-maker with 23.

The Witcham bowlers then made light work of the visitors who never came anywhere near reaching their target.

Chris Houghton did the most damage, taking 4-9, and fellow medium paced bowler Ian Saberton took two wickets.

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