The Weekend Cricket Round-up
CRICKET CCA Junior League Division 3A City of Ely II 167 Fenstanton 167-4 Match tied CITY of Ely hosted Fenstanton at Paradise Ground on Saturday and batted first. Fenstanton bowled them out in 30.2 overs. Top scorer was Michael Sellers with 35. Fenstant
CCA Junior League Division 3A
City of Ely II 167
CITY of Ely hosted Fenstanton at Paradise Ground on Saturday and batted first.
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Fenstanton bowled them out in 30.2 overs. Top scorer was Michael Sellers with 35. Fenstanton's Brett Logue finished with figures of 5-53 off his nine overs.
In reply Fenstanton's batsmen ground out the runs in 40 overs and lost just four wickets. Top scorer was Mark Everest (55no), supported by Mitchell (30). The visitors needed 12 runs off the last three overs but were unable to put bat to ball when it mattered most and it was left to Everest and Andy Taylor to scramble two runs off the last ball to secure a tie. Ely used six bowlers, the most successful being Finch who finished with 2-18 off his five overs. Mark Deas took 1-23 off his 10 overs and C Aniskowicz had the other wicket. Ely conceded 34 extras.
Tucker Gardner Premier League Division 2
Cambridge NCI 116-8
Cambridge NCI won by two wickets
FORDHAM suffered their first defeat of the season in a low scoring close encounter.
Fordham were invited to but but lost opener Silcock in the very first over. The entire innings was to follow a similar pattern, with most batsmen being dismissed after appearing to settle in. But the innings took a major down turn when Alecock was introduced into the attack. The slow bowler took 5-5 from 11.2 overs as Fordham were bowled out for 115. Gavin Harding made 20, with Theobald, Baldwin and Foulds all getting into the late teens.
A determined Fordham side took to the field and their response was emphatic.l the Cambridge side were soon in trouble against Clinton Cornwell's fine opening spell, and with wickets falling at the end, NCI had lost half their side with only 50 on the board.
Fordham also held some fine catches, particularly by Darren Theobald and Matt Foulds but NCI rallied and a lower middle order partnership saw them close in on their target. Ian Jelleyman picked up two wickets in two balls but the Cambridge side crept over the line with just two wickets in hand.
Cornwell returned figures of 3-17, with Jelleyman taking 4-42 and Craig Theobald had two catches and 1-25.
CCA Junior League Division 1A
Isleham I 144-8
Bottisham-Lode I 148-4
Bottisham won by six wickets
ISLEHAM batted first and were propped up by their middle order, with number four batsman Richard Goodjohn top scoring with 37. He was joined at the crease by Thomas Hancock (17) and Jason Sheldrick (32) and that was the maihn extent of the resistance to Bottisham's bowling attack. Danny Saville was the main striker, taking 3-12 off six overs, including one maiden. Michael Bradford dismissed the openers and finished with 2-21 and George Darling took 2-44.
In reply, Bottisham looked comfortable against Isleham's bowlers. Opener Steve Poulter scored 40 before falling to Colin Hood and he was supported by Kieran Hayes with 38. Isleham used six bowlers for the 38 overs Bottisham needed to score the runs required. Hood and Stuart Dunsmuir each finished with two wickets.
CCA Junior League Division 2A
Fordham II 219-4
Fordham won by 86 runs
WICKETS were hard to come by in this match played at Wilburton on Saturday.
Fordham batted first and their top five batsmen all made contributions towards the total which was boosted by an incredible 45 runs in extras. Rob Jones and Reece Theobald opened with a stand of 65, then Nick Foulds and Steve Morley added 69 in 52 minutes for the third wicket. Adam Cornwell had a run a minute with his 35. Bowling for Wilburton Ian Jacobs was the best, finishing with 3-51 in the 40 overs.
In reply, Wilburton came up against five Fordham bowlers, who kept things tight and were difficult to score from. Top scorer was number six batsman Tom Walker with 27. Walker, along with Lee Hewton and Paul Dewey, added 73 runs for the fifth and sixth wicket. But when the 40 overs had been completed, Wilburton were still very much adrift. Ryan Houghton and Phil Dean finished with two wickets each and extras accounted for 29 of Wilburton's 133-5.
Dullingham I 107
Witcham I 189-7
Witcham won by 82 runs
WITCHAM visited Dullingham on Saturday and batted first against the home side. Top scorers were Andy Sharp with 55, Nigel Pate (48) and Glen Griffiths (29). Baldwin took four wickets.
In reply, Dullingham were all out for 107 in 27.4 overs. Nigel Phillips took an astounding 7-37 off 9.4 overs and Nigel Smith had 3-18 off his nine.
Pymoor I 180
Girton II 57
Pymoor won by 123 runs
PYMOOR batted first and were soon under pressure when opener Ashley Legge was out for one. Jack Hargraves came in to join Paul Ruskin and the pair scored 69 runs between them. Support from Pymoor's other batsmen was patchy and they were eventually bowled out for 180 in 34.5 overs. Simon Shanks took 4-47 off seven overs and Andrew Burton and Gavin Smalley each took two.
In reply, Pymoor's Carl Ward was in devastating form, taking 5-17 off his 10 overs, including five maidens. He did not allow the Girton batsmen to settle and took five of the first seven wickets. Steve Saberton took wickets four and five when the batsmen were on two and eight respectively. Shanks top scored with 21 and Girton were bowled out for 57 in 24.32 overs.
CCA Junior League Division 4A
Sutton II 162-7
March IV 85 all out
Sutton won by 77 runs
SUTTON put up a good total of 162-7 with Chris Robinson top scoring with 36. Hillard and Halley took two wickets each for March.
In reply March were all out for 85 with Hillard the only batsman to make double figures with 33. Craig Faux had the best bowling figures for Sutton, taking four wickets for just 13 runs. Spencer Saberton also took three wickets for nine runs.
CCA Junior League Division 5B
Witcham II 156-6
Dullingham II 152
Witcham won by four wickets
DULLINGHAM seconds batted first at Witcham's ground on Saturday. The top five batsmen contributed nearly 100 of their 152 runs. Phil Howell was the best of Witcham's bowlers, taking 5-30 off his 10. Northfield took 2-28 and George and Babcock one each.
In reply, Witcham's openers made a shaky start, with Alsop and Steil both being bowled for single figures early on. It was number six batsman, 13 year-old Tyler Philips, who top scored with 65 not out and steadied the ship for Witcham. He was supported by Howell who made 29 and George with 12. Bird was Dullingham's best bowler with 3-47. Witcham reached their target in 31.3 overs and took the win.
CYCA League Division B
City of Ely 75
City of Ely won by 45 runs
CITY of Ely Cricket Club under-13s played Cottenham (May 22) in their first league match of the season. Ely won the toss and opted to bat first. Ely's opening batsman, Tim Lucraft, batted solidly to Ely's top score of 19 before being caught by Dan Mappledoram in the 11th over off the bowling of James Chivers. Cottenham's bowlers did well with James Chivers taking an excellent 5-20 off his four overs, and Jake Raven taking 3-16 from his session. The remaining wickets were taken by Evan Key and Josh Darcy. Ely finished on 75 runs all out after 19 overs.
Cottenham's batsmen never really got settled against Ely's tight bowling. Edward George took 3-9 off his four overs and Tim Lucraft took 1-5. The lower order batsmen were taken by Ciaran Russell (2-3 off two overs) and Nathan Boothroyd (2-5 off three balls). Cottenham finished on 30 runs all out giving Ely the win by 45 runs.