So close to winning finish
PUBLISHED: 10:27 13 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010
Tucker Gardner Premier League Division Two Fordham v Bluntisham Match drawn FORDHAM ended their season with just one league defeat and were within just one wicket of victory against Bluntisham. The Bluntisham bowlers found some early movement in humid con
Tucker Gardner Premier League
Fordham v Bluntisham
FORDHAM ended their season with just one league defeat and were within just one wicket of victory against Bluntisham.
The Bluntisham bowlers found some early movement in humid conditions but Gavin Harding (29) and Darren Theobald (28) made useful contributions.
Fordham lost half their wickets with 118 on the board but a partnership of 61 between Neil Clark (53) and Graham Arnold (60 not out) changed the course of the innings. Another fine partnership between Arnold and Adam Cornwell (32 not out) pushed them to 240-6.
Mark Turner led the Bluntisham bowling attack with figures of 4-52.
Hunter (30) and Turner (25) put on 63 for the first wicket but the visitors were well behind the required rate.
Bluntisham reached 134-6 and three quick wickets fell to put Fordham within reach of victory.
However, the last batsmen survived the final five deliveries to guide Bluntisham to 140-9.
Carl Arnold (3-29) and Jason Harding (3-41) were the pick of the Fordham bowlers.
CCA Junior League
Division Three North A
Pymoor I v Wimblington I
Pymoor won by 70 runs
A SUPERB innings of 120 from Herselman was the difference between the two sides as Pymoor finished as champions.
Suckling (24) and Butcher (18) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures in the Pymoor total of 215-9. Pomfrett claimed four wickets for the visitors while Beresford took two.
Accurate bowling from Ward, who conceded just 16 runs in 10 overs, limited Wimblington's run chase and Larham (32) was the top scorer in the visitors' total of 145-4.
Old Wilhads v Parson Drove
Parson Drove won by 43 runs
OLD Wilhads played out their final game of the season against
Mike Hill hit a fine 75 to boost his side's total but with only Tom Bourne (18) offering any support, Drove reached 140 all out.
Malcolm Thomas, Jan and Edward Aniskowicz took two wickets apiece for Old Wilhads.
Brothers Tom (3-14) and Martin Bourne (2-8) reduced Old Wilhads to 24-6, before a stand of 43 between Ed Aniskowicz (33) and Clive Brooks took the score to 67-7.
Old Wilhads struggled in the face of good bowling and they slumped to 97 all out.