St Ives romped to a nine-wicket win over March II on Saturday. Rob Setchell was the star of the show, claiming 4-33 as St Ives restricted their visitors to 139 all out in just 36 overs. Setchell was well supported by Ken Sequenza who returned figures of
St Ives romped to a nine-wicket win over March II on Saturday.
Rob Setchell was the star of the show, claiming 4-33 as St Ives restricted their visitors to 139 all out in just 36 overs.
Setchell was well supported by Ken Sequenza who returned figures of 3-28 as March struggled.
St Ives wasted little time chasing the total, as opening batsmen Matt Cooksey and Nilesh Mittal flayed the attack to all corners of the ground.
A brilliant partnership was only ended when Mittal was caught for 79 but by then the match was all but won and St Ives reached their target in just under 23 overs.
St Ives II fared even better, as they romped to an easy 10-wicket victory at Wilburton.
The home side were routed for just 58 with Zain ul-Hassan claiming 5-16 and Raj Marwaha 4-16.
St Ives took just 7.3 overs to knock off the required runs, Steve Baxter (18 no) and Tom Beale (40 no) collecting the spoils.
* FAKENHAM gained revenge over Godmanchester on Saturday, after three consecutive home defeats against them.
The win came despite the best efforts of Ghaffer Kazmi, who top scored having been drafted into the line-up.
Fakenham's bowling attack began brightly and found some life in an unpromising surface.
Godmanchester's opening batsmen were dismissed cheaply, but Kazmi (61) and Paul Swannell (36) steered their side to a respectable 200 all out.
Ian Slegg did the damage with the ball, taking 5-59, supported by Justin Granger's 3-83.
In reply, Bevis Moynan got Godmanchester off to a dream start with a wicket in his first over, but Fakenham skipper Michael Smith (78) ensured his side took control.
It seemed a formality that Fakenham would bag the remaining 64 runs required, with eight wickets still standing, but Elliott Baldwin's return to the attack gave them a fright.
The paceman's second spell of nine overs produced figures of 6-29 as he ran through the Fakenham middle order.
However, his contribution came just too late, and Fakenham clung on with just two wickets to spare to secure the victory.
* GODMANCHESTER Town's quality shone through as they comprehensively defeated Kimbolton on their way to the final of the Smith Barry Senior Cup on Sunday.
Craig Park (134 not out) and Paul Swannell were the stars of the show as Godmanchester raced to 378-5 in their 50 overs.
Swannell then rattled through the Kimbolton top order with the ball as they slumped to 100 all out in just 20.1 overs.
Godmanchester were just 119-4 at the halfway stage but the next 25 overs yielded an incredible 259 runs as Park (13 fours, 7 sixes) and Swannell (9 fours, 5 sixes) let rip.
Adam Cousins joined Park for an incredible sixth wicket stand of 117 in just nine overs.
Swannell's 4-49 and Elliot Baldwin's 3-39 ensured the lower division side never had a chance of making the target. Only Tog Humphreys (31) and Will May (23) reached double figures for Kimbolton.
Meanwhile, Godmanchester's second XI slumped to defeat against Khalsa. Kevin Clement claimed 5-52 as Town restricted Khalsa to 185.
However Town fell short in the run chase, slipping to 128 all out despite the efforts of Wayne Bradley(32) and Rob Howells (20).
Godmanchester Town's young third team enjoyed two wins to maintain their position at the top of Hunts League Division 4.
Alconbury II were dismissed for 171, and an unbeaten 121 from hard-hitting Ben Clement took Godmanchester to an eight-wicket victory.
Netts CC were also on the receiving end as Town accumulated 300 with Lee Smith (66) and Matt Knaepel (53) both hitting fifties.
Netts were dismissed for just 115 in reply.