Pascoe smashes ton but Goddy held by Sawston
TRENT Pascoe crashed 139 not out from just 133 balls but could not secure a win for Godmanchester as Sawston held on for a draw in the Tucker Premier.
Pascoe – who has now accrued 255 in his last three innings without losing his wicket – put on 176 with Wayne Bradley (71) for the third wicket as Goddy reached 255-7.
However, the wicket offered little help to the visiting bowlers and only James Cowan (4-35) made inroads into the Sawston reply. Taylor West and Adam Rendall collected two wickets each, but the Sawston could not be dislodged and they closed their 48 overs on 211-9.
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TABLE-toppers Fenstanton continued their perfect start to the season with a comprehensive victory over Burrough Green II.
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Missing four senior players, Fenstanton turned to 14-year-old George Hackshall and retired groundsman Cliff Tattersall. Captain Mike Piaggesi (3-25) chose to put Burrough Green in to bat and soon had their visitors at 24-3, before Sean Gifford (4-28) came in to turn the screw as Burrough Green amassed 95 all out.
In reply, Piaggesi was the man to watch as he hit an unbeaten 68 to take Fenstanton to their meagre target in just 7.2 overs.
DESPITE only having 10 men for their friendly win against Castor and Ailsworth, Sawtry III put their visitors in to bat.
They were restricted to 227-5 from 40 overs, with the wickets being shared evenly by the Sawtry bowlers. Sawtry started the chase steadily, with skipper Martin Wiltshire retiring on 51, and good contributions from Josh Burgess (39) and James Wiltshire (50) as they reached their target for the loss of five wickets in 31 overs.
HUNTINGDON II stormed into the Christmas Cup final by beating Buckden by nine wickets.
Buckden made 131-6 with Paul Tidey (42) top-scoring, with two wickets apiece for Adrian Rose and Nick Kumpukkul. Huntingdon strolled home with 25 balls to spare, thanks to a century opening stand between Craig Leigh (71*) and Dan Till (45), and will meet Warboys I in the final at St Ives.
Huntingdon I extended their winning run with a win at Old Eastonians. The home side batted first and made 180-9 in 45 overs, with 16-year-old Chris Osbourne taking 3-28 and the spinners slowing the rate. In reply, Huntingdon coasted to 183-5 in 28.2 overs with Navid Ahmed (48) and Shazad Khan (46) scoring freely.
TOBY Saunders’ knock of 61 helped Warboys II to a total of 166 all out in their Hunts 3 win over Yaxley II.
Opener Rob Whitfield (44) set the tone for the innings, but Tom Skidmore (14) was the only other Warboys player to reach double figures. Yaxley found scoring equally tough in reply, and Graham Cross (5-24) ensured that their innings was curtailed at 119 all out.
Warboys I fell to a seven-wicket defeat to Orton Park in Hunts I, reaching 142 all out before Orton dispatched them with 144-3.
Warboys Rutland I smashed Ufford Park by 211 runs in Rutland 6 thanks in part to Matt Grange’s unbeaten 135*. Alex Grange crashed 76 at Warboys reached 270-3, and Sam Latchford (4-23) made short work of an Ufford innings which finished on 59 all out.
On Sunday, Warboys III finally registered a win by beating Great Staughton by two wickets. Grant McMurdo (3-19) helped keep Staughton to just 99 all out, but Warboys had a few wobbles as they reached 100-8.
Chris Hoy (21) and Peter Ames (36) dealt best with the dangerous bowling of Josh Moncrieff (6-25).
PETER Boardman was the start with the ball in hand as Brampton beat Warboys III by 37 runs in Hunts 5.
Warboys’ decision to bowl had looked like the right one when Martin Croucher collected 4-14 as Brampton reached 130 all out.
However, Brampton bowler Boardman (6-20) enjoyed the wicket even more and Warboys found runs difficult to come by on their way to 93 all out, with Connor Withers (30) top-scoring.
A COMFORTABLE eight-wicket victory was not enough to prevent Waresley I slipping to third in Tucker 2.
They bowled their hosts out for 188, with Chris Whitfield (5-48) the man of the hour, supported by Phil Gillett (2-16). In reply, Matt Rawling (88) gave the innings the start it needed and Phil Masdin (47) took Waresley to the points at 192-2 with a booming six.
In Hunts 1, Waresley II beat Dean I by 92 runs at home with Ashwin Reddy (78), Simon Blows (51) and Steve Hooley (71*) contributing to a total of 256-6.
Dean never put that score at risk, and Waresley’s Dipesh Patel (3-21) and Peter Colebrook (2-49) ensured they got no closer than 164-8 in their 45 overs.
JAMES Biddle hit an unbeaten 124* as St Ives overcame Wisbech Town by 106 runs in the Fenland Invitation Trophy on Sunday.
Biddle was offered support by Will Lygo (52) as Ives accrued 292-7 in 40 overs. Despite opener Danny Haynes’ 56, Wisbech looked like reaching the rate required and their tail crumbled away to leave them on 186 all out, with the wickets evenly shared among the Ives bowlers.
St Ives I cruised to a 138-victory at Saffron Walden II to stay top of Tucker 2. Reuan Williams and captain Ricky Greiller provided the firepower to take Ives to 264-5 before Oliver King (4-19) and Kevin Gilder (3-4) ended Walden’s chase at 126 all out.
Nathaniel Edwards (4-32) and Shaun Asplin (3-11) ensured March III could post only 131 in their Junior 2A match with Ives II. It took the same two men to stabilise a shaky innings as Asplin (24*) and Edwards (29*) saw Ives over the line at 134-8.
Ives III lost narrowly to Over in Junior 3A, bowling their hosts out for 202 before running out of time at 194-9.
St Ives IV were gifted 20 points when Little Thetford were unable to field a team.
Warboys 110 all out (Adam Pedlar 59, Josh England 19) lost to Dean 111-7 (England 2-11, James Bartram 2-19)
Needingworth 82-1 (Tom McCarthy 44*) beat St Ives 81 all out (McCarthy 4-3, Freddie Ashman 3-11)
Buckinghamshire U15 100 all out (Elliott Cafferkey 4-23, Obidullah Ahmedzai 3-41) lost to Hunts U15 101-4 (Elliot Smith 41*, Robert Sayer 25*).