Seven wicket debut win for Needingworth
NEEDINGWORTH earned victory in their first ever game in the CCA Junior League Division 1 with a seven-wicket win against Fordham II. On a well-watered pitch, Needingworth won the toss and elected to bowl. Fordham II got off to a slow start thanks to some
NEEDINGWORTH earned victory in their first ever game in the CCA Junior League Division 1 with a seven-wicket win against Fordham II.
On a well-watered pitch, Needingworth won the toss and elected to bowl. Fordham II got off to a slow start thanks to some tight bowling from new recruit Bob Milne and young speedster Callum Mitcham.
It was Milne who made the breakthrough in the ninth over, before leg spinner Simon McCarthy got into the action - taking 4-26 from his 10 overs.
Despite McCarthy's efforts, Fordham II batted resolutely to complete their 40 overs, though their score of 125-8 looked below par.
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And so it proved as openers McCarthy and Mark Sirot-Smith found runs easy to come by. Even when McCarthy departed for 13, Ian Armstrong carried on the good work on his way to 40.
Sirot-Smith batted through the innings for 52 not out as Needingworth completed a comfortable victory, reaching 128 for the loss of three wickets.
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n Warboys earned a narrow victory against Waresley II in the Hunts League Division 2. Waresley II set Warboys a target of 172 runs to win in 45 overs and the visitors made it with three overs - and three wickets - to spare.
Jeewan Puri was the star with bat and ball for Warboys, taking 2-34 in the Waresley II innings and making 46 runs with the bat.
Ed Blissett chipped in with 47 for Warboys while Nick Greenfield top scored for Waresley II with 34.