East Anglian Premier League Godmanchester (86-4) bt Cambridge Granta (85) by six wickets A FIRED-UP Godmanchester side completed their best-ever season in the East Anglian Premier League with a convincing win against Granta. Bevis Moynan s men finish the
East Anglian Premier League
Godmanchester (86-4) bt Cambridge Granta (85) by six wickets
A FIRED-UP Godmanchester side completed their best-ever season in the East Anglian Premier League with a convincing win against Granta.
Bevis Moynan's men finish the season in second position, runners-up only to champions Swardeston as Vauxhall Mallards slipped up at Horsford.
After the game, delighted captain Moynan pledged that the club would do all it could to keep bowlers Praneeth Jayasundera and Craig Park at Godmanchester for next season.
Sri Lankan Jayasundera ended the season as the EAPL's top wicket-taker after another devastating display as Granta were crushed.
The spinner ended with remarkable figures of three wickets for just four runs in his spell of half-a-dozen overs, leaving him with 51 wickets during the campaign.
A wet wicket delayed the start of the game by two hours but Godmanchester wasted no time in setting about the visiting batsmen after winning the toss.
Paul Swannell and Moynan ripped into the top order, with only Mark Bott (18), Sean Park (10) and skipper Jason Coleman (14) making double figures.
The visitors were reduced to 65-5 by the time Jayasundera came on to bowl, clean bowling Coleman and removing the tail cheaply.
It was left to Craig Park to claim the final wicket of a bowling performance that saw Swannell record his best figures of the season - 3-30 - ably supported by Moynan's 3-38.
Godmanchester did lose four wickets in reply but 20s from Matt Durrant and Craig Park provided the platform for Swannell to hit the winning runs.
Park top-scored with 27 and it was a fitting end to Godmanchester's season that Jayasundera was in the middle when the winning runs were struck.
Coleman (2-46) and Joe Heather (2-22) were the wicket-takers for the visitors.
Moynan said: "We set out at the start of the season to prove we are the best team in Cambridgeshire and that is what we have done.
"We are delighted to finish second and will be pushing for the championship next year.