Cricket round up: Results from the weekend
HUNTINGDON squeezed a victory out of a good contest with their hosts Orton Park, finishing the game 18 runs ahead. The visitors recovered from 103-6 to reach 211 all out after a great seventh wicket partnership between Nomi Khan (49) and Phil Wright (40).
HUNTINGDON squeezed a victory out of a good contest with their hosts Orton Park, finishing the game 18 runs ahead.
The visitors recovered from 103-6 to reach 211 all out after a great seventh wicket partnership between Nomi Khan (49) and Phil Wright (40). Khan also helped with the bowling, taking three wickets as Orton fell just short of the required total.
Weather delayed the start at Dean where the home side were invited to bat against Alconbury. Slow progress by the batsmen left Dean on 81-4 with just nine overs to go, but Shalinder Singh (53) and Tom Agnew (34*) helped them reach 147. Alconbury stalwart Richard Ewing (3-24) bowled impressively to tie down the home batsmen.
Alconbury's reply was even more sluggish and 22 overs yielded a paltry 37-4. Skipper Neil Suckling (45) made an attempt to redress the situation but the Eddy boys, Richard (3-27) and Roy (4-25) saw Dean home by 33 runs.
Sawtry 166-7 beat Ramsey who managed just 38 runs and Upwood (148-8) lost to Barnack 150-7
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WARBOYS were well beaten at Ufford Park as the visitors made light work of the hosts' bowling on their way to a total of 223-5. Warboys were somewhat pedestrian in reply reaching just 141-8.
Buckden (64) lost to Wisbech (65-2), Old Eastonians (277-7) beat Houghton (216), and Waresley (177-7) won against Godmanchester (172-9).
Hunts Division 3
EATON Socon ground staff pulled out all the stops for their game against Bharat Sport played after the square had been under water on Friday night.
The toss did them no favours as Bharat put Eaton Socon in to bat and took advantage of the drying wicket. Socon's total of 94 all out owed much to the patience of Tony Reedman (22) and Joe Dawbourne (22) but never looked enough to trouble the visitors who had few scares in reaching 96-2.
Upwood (119) beat AK11 (85) and Kimbolton (220-7) beat Netts (104).
Hunts Division 4
WICKETS fell at regular intervals as Alconbury II's bowlers led by Andy King (3-14) refused to let Eaton Socon third team's batsmen settle. Socon eventually fell to 131 all out. Alconbury got away to a flyer but then lost five wickets before youngsters Tom Dunn (25) and Jack Tait (22) pushed the score towards the required total. Both fell and with two overs to go it was left to 14-year-olds Andy Ford (11*) and Nathan Alexander (2*) to grab the win from the final ball of the match with two wickets remaining.
Hampton (206-9) beat Hilton (128).
Hunts Division 5
GREAT Staughton forced Upwood III to finish empty handed as they won by 108 runs. Highlight of the Staughton innings of 208 was a fine knock by Pete French (85) and good support from Andy Corner (31). Upwood's reply of 100 all out fell well short with Ben Houseago (4-39) bowling impressively. Steve Frost (50) showed some fight for Upwood.
It was no contest at Warboys where the third team defeated Sawtry thirds. Warboys closed on 231-6. Youngster Peter Ames (77) led the scoring with Charles Smith (70) giving solid support to the 15-year-old. Another 15-year-old, Dan Wright (32), also joined in the run spree. Sawtry's innings were over quickly as Jack Skidmore and James Trafford grabbed three wickets each in reducing Sawtry to 31 all out.
GODMANCHESTER collapsed to a 127-run defeat to visitors Clacton in a game that many of the Goddy batsmen will wish to erase from their memories.
Electing to bat first Clacton were indebted to Maroof Khan (57) and Michael Smith (40) as they posted a competitive 238, even though home spinner David McCullum (6-68) returned his best EAPL figures for the club. The home side then capitulated to 111 all out after some steady bowling by Smith (5-31). Only Adam Cousins (27) fought to halt the march back to the pavilion by the home batsmen who at times were less than impressive with their shot selection.
Cambs Senior 2
DOMINIC Walker (5-19) looked to have bowled Yelling to a win after they had only reached 140-7 having batted first against Wilbraham. Ian Reed (32) had led the Yelling quest for runs. Wilbraham struggled to cope with the accuracy of Walker but managed to scramble enough runs for a win with nine wickets down.
FENSTANTON record an excellent eight wicket win over Doddington II thanks to Mike Piaggesi (82) and Will Webster (36*) who chased down the home side's 128. Doddington never got to grips with the bowling of Andy Taylor (4-13) and Piaggesi (4-27) and Fenstanton coasted home with 22 overs to spare.
A MASSIVE second wicket partnership of 251 between Damian Clarke (103) and Grant De Kock (142*) paved the way for a comfortable 172 run win for Ramsey when they met Histon. The final total of 288-2 was never in danger as Michael Kay (5-37) and David Carlaw (3-53) imposed themselves on the Histon batsmen who mustered 116.
BLUNTISHAM found Waresley in an uncompromising mood when they visited the Cambs club at the weekend. Batting first Jon Collen (42) and Paul Briggs (56*) were the backbone of the Blunty score of 157-7. In reply Vince Winn (50) and Stuart Blows (20) put Waresley on top and it was left to Chris Asque (42*) and Phil Masdin (35*) to see the home side to 160-2.
EATON Socon scrambled the two runs they needed to draw the game with Yaxley before losing their last wicket. Yaxley had reached 190-7 despite the best efforts of Az Nawaz (3-22). Rob Stockley (43), Paul Field (35), Jon Carpenter (34) and Dave Humphrey (33) made sure of a hectic finale with Socon also on 190-7. The league rules state that the match is not a tie unless all 10 wickets are taken in the second innings and the scores level.
EATON Socon cruised to a 128 run win against hosts Benefield thanks to Matt Rawlings (158*) and Carl Baker (5-25). Rawlings was dropped in the first over and then never looked back as Socon totalled 255-4. Baker then got to work with the ball and with the help of debutant Jack Sene (2-30) saw the hosts crawled to 127.
IN a thrilling game of evening cricket Eaton Socon overcame Waresley to progress to round two, winning by just 10 runs. Socon batted first and made 155-4 with Jon Carpenter (70*) helping to lead his side to the win. Waresely made a brave attempt to chase down the total but lost wickets at regular intervals with Matt Rawlings (5-25) proving to be the in form bowler.
East Beds Jnr Shield
THE Eaton Socon second string saw action in a mid-week knock-out game and progressed through at the expense of hosts Blunham. The hosts batted first and closed on 132-7 with Shane DeSilva (3-27) the pick of the Eaton bowlers. Socon needed the last ball of the match to reach 133-5 and had Ben Reedman (55), who hit his first half century for the team, to thank for the win.
Kimbolton (136-9) beat Abington (121), St Ives (180) lost to Babraham (215), Cambs NCICC (157-9) beat Needingworth (156-7), Bluntisham II (162-9) beat St Ives IV (117), Needingworth II (145-5) beat Cambs NCICC V (144-9), Cambourne II (64-2) beat Little Thetford (63), and Weston Colville II (227-4) beat St Ives III (126).