Nines and easy does it for Matt and Mark

PUBLISHED: 10:27 16 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:43 04 May 2010

STAY LOW: Soham’s Peter Fretwell takes evasive action to avoid a delivery from St Ives bowler Zane Ul ­Hassan. Fretwell’s 35 proved to be vital as Soham won by 35 runs. 	Photos: HELEN DRAKE

STAY LOW: Soham's Peter Fretwell takes evasive action to avoid a delivery from St Ives bowler Zane Ul ­Hassan. Fretwell's 35 proved to be vital as Soham won by 35 runs. Photos: HELEN DRAKE

Tucker Gardner League ­Division Two Fordham I v Weston Colville I Fordham won by nine wickets A MAGNIFICENT unbroken partnership of 134 between Mark Silcock (55 not out) and Matt Foulds (61 not out) pushed Fordham to a fine nine-wicket victory at Weston C

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Captain Robin Jones forged a good ­partnership with Fretwell to put Soham on the road to victory.

Tucker Gardner League ­Division Two

Fordham I v Weston Colville I

Fordham won by nine wickets

A MAGNIFICENT unbroken partnership of 134 between Mark Silcock (55 not out) and Matt Foulds (61 not out) pushed Fordham to a fine nine-wicket victory at Weston Colville.

Fordham lost Gavin Harding early on but Silcock and Foulds dominated the remainder of the innings and Silcock scored the winning runs with a six.

Earlier in the day, Weston had lost both Trevor Westley and Arvid Gundersen to the bowling of Graham Arnold while Clinton Cornwell dismissed Patel for a duck.

Skipper Adie Westley (64) joined Scott Webb (41) at the crease to take the score along to 84 before the Harding brothers accounted for both batsmen.

However, there was very little resistance from then on and the home side were bowled out for 139.

Jason Harding took 3-38, which included a spell of 3-4 in seven overs. Graham Arnold also grabbed three wickets for just 17 runs.

CCA Junior League

Division One North

Littleport I v Fordham II

Littleport won by seven wickets

FORDHAM seconds went down against Littleport following another disappointing batting display.

After the loss of early wickets, Andy Bentin (21) and Steve Morley (17) fought hard to recover the situation but with Grant Pearson weighing in with 14 at the end, Fordham closed on 124-9. Terry Foster was Littleport's most successful bowler with 4-20.

After Smith (29) and Ashley Dougan (23) had played cameos, Littleport had little trouble reaching their target for the loss of three wickets.

Foster completed a fine all round display by making 41 not out and Nigel Heaps was left unbeaten on 20.

Phil Dean took all three wickets to fall, with 3-24.

n FORDHAM III lost by five wickets at Wimblington in a CCA Division Four match. Fordham made 153-8 with Chris Foulds scoring 30 and the home side reached their target with five wickets in hand.

CCA Junior League

Division Two North A

Fenstanton I v Sutton I

Sutton won by 11 runs

SUTTON did just enough to edge this close match by only 11 runs.

Sutton's Rob Braybrooke (40) and Gary Thistlewaite (44) put on a partnership of 83 for the second wicket.

Jonathon Few (27) and Andrew Cobbin (20 not out) also made contributions to help Sutton to a final score of 196-7.

Fenstanton's Roger Mitchell returned the best bowling figures of 3-19. He was supported by Michael Piaggesi (2-45).

In reply, Fenstanton were behind on run rate until their seventh wicket when top scorer Zabair Akram (44) fell with the score at 181.

But the home side were only able to add another four runs to their total after Akram went, and finished on 185-9.

Sutton's Andrew Cobbin took 3-35 and accounted for Fenstanton's first three batsmen.

Jon Few, James Nuttall and Andrew Coulson took two wickets apiece.

CCA Junior League

Division Three North A

Sutton II v Wilburton

Wilburton won by 54 runs

WILBURTON batted first and found themselves at 24-5 after a devastating spell by bowling from Tom Newton (4-19).

A sixth wicket stand between Darren Bentick (50) and Paul Dewey (23 not out) lifted the score to 111-6 and Wilburton eventually made 139-8.

Sutton's batsmen had no answer to Wilburton's bowlers and collapsed to 34-7.

Tom Newton (14) and Phil Harrison (27) added 43 for the eighth wicket but the home side were eventually dismissed for 85.

Wilburton's Chris Hughes (4-11) and Mick Garner (2-9) were the pick of the bowlers.

Wilburton remain in second place in the league, with three matches remaining.

CCA Junior League

Division Three North A

Soham I v St Ives II

Soham won by 35 runs

THE gap between the two sides in the league closed as Soham produced a solid all-round performance to see off St Ives.

Peter Fretwell (35) and Robin Jones (20) started the scoring for Soham. Todd Bridgland (14), Paul Skinner (17) and David Lunn (19) made useful contributions as the home side reached 145-9.

Gallagher led the visitors' bowling attack, taking 3-38, followed by Ul Hassan's 2-27.

Soham bowlers Keith Metcalfe (3-20) and Tony Kirby-Cook (0-14) combined well to take wickets and restrict the visitors' scoring rate.

Saints fought back to put the match in the balance thanks to knocks from Hunt (24) and Rogers but the Soham bowlers regained control.

Todd Bridgland (3-4) produced a fine spell to help bring the St Ives innings to an end on 110.

The win lifts Soham to fourth in the table and St Ives remain second. Both teams have played more games than nearest rivals Cambridge NCI and Witcham.

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