Winning Weekend For Fordham Teams
PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010
FORDHAM kept their promotion bid on course with an emphatic 59-run win over Yaxley. Asked to bat first, Fordham were lacking the sort of fluid stroke-play that has seen them amass some sizeable totals this term but the good work of Gavin Harding (47) and
FORDHAM kept their promotion bid on course with an emphatic 59-run win over Yaxley.
Asked to bat first, Fordham were lacking the sort of fluid stroke-play that has seen them amass some sizeable totals this term but the good work of Gavin Harding (47) and Mark Silcock (70*) saw them finish on a decent enough 175-7 at the close.
With work yet to do to secure the win, it was the turn of the bowlers to perform and perform they certainly did as a combination of pace and spin saw wickets tumble.
Craig Theobold (4-12) led the way for Fordham with the good work of Charles Forden (2-18) helping to dismiss Yaxley for just 116.
Fordham II meanwhile, were crowned champions of CCA Division 2A after recording a fine six wicket victory over St Ives.
Asked to bowl first, Fordham made some decent early inroads, as St Ives top-order proved tentative. A late rally by the visitors however, saw them push towards the key 200 mark as the home side struggled to restore order. Chris Rule once again proved the stand-out performer for Fordham as he collected 4-50 to help reduce St Ives for 197-9.
Needing a strong response to secure victory, Fordham produced some excellent batting to rectify an early wobble that at one point saw them on 26-2. With seven-an-over needed for the win, Fordham were in need of a strong partnership and Chamilla Priyankara (67) and Reece Theobold (84*) provided just that as they pulled off a remarkable comeback to guide the home side to the championship with a little more than an over left.