Travers leads side by example

PUBLISHED: 12:04 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

CCA SENIOR DIVISION 2 Ely/Haddenham 257-5 Cherry Hinton 127 Ely/Had m won by 130 runs ELY/HADDENHAM had a fine win against Cherry Hinton on Saturday thanks to a fine 257-5 score from their 45 overs. Three half-centuries were scored by the home team. Capt

CCA SENIOR DIVISION 2

Ely/Haddenham 257-5 Cherry Hinton 127

Ely/Had'm won by 130 runs

ELY/HADDENHAM had a fine win against Cherry Hinton on Saturday thanks to a fine 257-5 score from their 45 overs.

Three half-centuries were scored by the home team. Captain Ben Travers led by example with a magnificent 53 and Mark Abbott (52) and Bruce King (50 not out) both batted superbly to leave the away side in disarray. Bowlers Martyn Livermore with 1 for 38 and James Ordish with 2 for 50 put in gallant efforts for Cherry Hinton but this was a fine all-round innings from the home side and all of the six batsmen reached at least double figures.

Cherry Hinton went into bat with the unenviable task of trying to reach a giant 258 target. Their response was feeble and apart from opener Livermore (26), and middle order pair Daniel James (27) and Richard Scott (19), no body in their side was able to make any sort of mark.

Five Cherry Hinton batsmen were out for ducks and two failed to reach double figures.

This was a fantastic all-round display from Ely/Haddenham and by getting Cherry Hinton all out for 127 they showed they could perform as well on the field as they could with bat. Robin Hammerton bowled tremendously, at one point taking three wickets with just four balls. Hammerton went on to take five wickets from just 7.5 overs. Grady also was hugely impressive with three wickets from seven overs and Mark Deas also put in a fine display of economic bowling as he conceeded just 16 runs from nine overs with two maidens and a wicket along the way.

Ely/Haddenham captain Ben Travers said: "For the first time this season we've shown consistency throughout the entire team. It gives me great satisfaction because, too often, we have just relied on individual performances to pull us through.

"It wasn't easy having to go out and bat on a well worn pitch but everybody worked very hard and we've come away witha thoroughly deserved win.

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