Outlook far from gloomy for Port

PUBLISHED: 12:12 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

Paul McKenna

Paul McKenna

CCA Division 1N Littleport 161-9 Fordham II 120 Littleport won by 41 runs ON a miserable afternoon, Fordham II and Littleport managed to complete their match, despite several interruptions for rain. Visitors Littleport ran out winners by 41 runs after set

CCA Division 1N

Littleport 161-9 Fordham II 120

Littleport won by 41 runs

ON a miserable afternoon, Fordham II and Littleport managed to complete their match, despite several interruptions for rain.

Visitors Littleport ran out winners by 41 runs after setting a target of 161-9 from their 40 overs.

The foundation was laid by Leonard and Kimsey, who put on 75 for the first wicket.

Fordham were always in with a chance, but the gradual loss of wickets put Port in the driving seat.

The home side were eventually bowled out for 120, with the last wicket being claimed in the gloom at 8.20pm.

- Fordham III also suffered defeat against a strong Newmarket II team, and Fordham's Tucker Premier League match at Godmanchester fell victim to the weather after just nine overs.

Soham 179 Milton II 45

Soham won by 134 runs

Soham pulled off an emphatic win, batting first on a damp and difficult wicket.

After losing two wickets for only 28 runs, opener Todd Bridgland and Dave Thomas put on 52 before Bridgland was dismissed for 37.

Thomas was then out for a well-made 44, including five boundaries.

Soham had been on top but the loss of the top five batsman had left them in a tricky situation.

David Lunn played a cavalier innings with a quick-fire 34, also scoring five fours before being bowled by Nayar.

Milton started their reply confidently before Chris Branch, the pick of the Soham bowlers, ripped through the Milton top order with five wickets for nine runs, all of them bowled.

The best moment, however, was a run out by Mick Harvey, when a Milton batsman played a ball through the gully region.

Lunn and Bridgland took two wickets apiece with good catches at slip by Holland and Simon Peck.

Milton were shot out for 45, leaving Lunn with figures of two wickets for one run, and Bridgland with 2-8.

Man of the match was Branch, with his first five- wicket haul for Soham.

CCA Division 2NA

March III 129 Sutton 130-1

Sutton won by 9 wickets

A BOUNDARY-LADEN knock from Andrew Vincent put Sutton on the road to victory in this match.

Vincent's unbeaten 75 included four sixes and three fours, as he peppered the rope with regularity.

He was ably supported by brother Andrew, who hit five fours in his 49, to allow Sutton to triumph.

The batsmen were put in a position to win by a fine bowling effort from the Sutton attack, with Alan Rutterford, Jonathan Few and Steve Northrop all taking two wickets.

Lloyd Brown supported well behind the stumps, with two catches and one stumping.

Next week, Sutton welcome NCI III to Station Road.

CCA Division 4NB

Burwell IV 163-7

Witcham II 164-5

A SWASHBUCKLING 55 from Graham Ralphs was one of the highlights of this triumph for Witcham's second string.

Ralphs' unbeaten knock, together with 41 from Ian Saberton, allowed Witcham a command of the match they were never to relinquish.

Colin Alsop contributed at the top of the order with a handy 28.

Witcham's bowlers also had a good day, with Paul McKenna and Angus Pate the pick, taking two wickets each.

For Burwell, Adam Lambert's unbeaten 34 was the best knock, closely followed by Chris Summerskill, with 32.

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