Weekend Cricket Round-Up

Batsman Jason Sheldrick was part of the Isleham side who thumped Pymoor by 121 runs in the CCA Jnr League 1A on Saturday


Division 1A

A MAMMOTH sixth-wicket stand of 153 between Simon Cooper and Tyler Phillips guided Witcham to a convincing 129-run win over Needingworth.

At one point Witcham were struggling on 121-5 before the pair got together but, an unbeaten 103 from Cooper and 72 from Phillips, meant they finished on 308-7 from the allotted 40 overs.

In reply, Needingworth were bowled out for 179. Glen Griffiths (3-40) was the pick of the Witcham attack, with Callum Steele, Nick Jones and Brandon Phillips each picking up two victims.

LITTLEPORT recorded a respectable 52-run victory against Over CC.

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Batting first, Littleport set off at a blistering pace, with Jamie Leonard racing to a score of 44 before getting out caught.

His score was supported by an excellent half century from Ashley Dougan - and a handy 29 from Scott Connop - as they were all out for 188 inside 35 overs.

In reply, the Over batsmen were unable to score big after getting in and were eventually bowled out for just 136.

Chris Farnell (3-30) bowled an accurate 10-over spell and Leonard fired in a hostile opening spell, recording figures of 3-36.

Dougan rounded off an excellent day for himself all-round, adding to his earlier runs with a respectable return of 3-31 with the ball from his 6.3 overs.

AN unbeaten 67 from Paul Redfarn ensured a seven-wicket victory for Burwell seconds at their Fordham counterparts.

Fordham, who were put into bat, were all out for 121 in bowler friendly conditions with Josh Vowden taking 4-28.

Opener Redfarn was the mainstay of Burwell’s innings, putting on 51 for the first wicket with Gareth Summerskill, as they reached their target for the loss of three wickets.

Division 2A

AN inspired innings of 132 from opener Rob Moden guided March thirds to a crushing 161-run victory at Wilburton.

Moden smashed 14 fours and six sixes as the visitors posted 205-7. Steve Marshall and Lee Newton both collected a brace of wickets.

Wilburton never looked like getting anywhere near the required score to win and were skittled out for just 44.

A SIX-WICKET haul from J White inspired Lt Downham to a convincing 137-run victory at Wimblington.

The visitors, batting first, reached 225-7 with O Duffield (41) top scoring, while D Burton (3-34) was the pick of the Wimblington attack.

Only S Stimpson (38) and D Pomfrett (34) really troubled the scorers once the hosts got to the crease, with the duo offering a defiant rearguard, putting on 67 for the third wicket.

But they soon went from 72-2 to 88 all out in reply, with White (6-25) ripping through the order and R Palmer and J Martin also chipping in with two wickets apiece.

SUTTON slipped to a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat at Newmarket.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the visitors lost three quick wickets. And, despite a fourth-wicket partnership of 60 between Robert Braybrooke and Glen Campbell, Sutton were bowled out for 127.

James Nutall collected two Newmarket wickets in reply but the hosts comfortably reached their target of 128 for the loss of just two wickets.

Division 3A

Ed Aniskowicz’s knock of 52 put City of Ely seconds on the road to a two-wicket victory at Doddington.

It was a good day all round for the Aniskowiczs, with Jan picking up four wickets as the home side posted 129-9.

Ely squeezed past the post for the loss of eight wickets.

Tucker Premier 1

FORDHAM now look certainties for relegation after just one season in the top flight after a heavy 10-wicket defeat at Sawston.

The visitors, who have struggled with the bat all season, had another day to forget as they were dismissed for just 78 – before Sawston easily knocked off the runs with all their wickets intact.

Senior League Division Two

CITY of Ely had a nightmare with the bat as they went down to a five-wicket loss at home to high-flying Great Shelford.

Only three home players reached the dizzy heights of double figures with Andrew Foster, batting at number three in the order, top scoring with 24 as Ely were all out for just 91.

However credit must go to the home side after they managed to pick up five Great Shelford wickets but, with such a low total to defend, Ely were never really in contention.

Benjamin Storey took 4-17 from his 10 overs, with Chris Reay getting the other, but the visitors reached their target of 92 with five wickets still intact.