Warboys do it the Wright way against Barnack

DANIEL Wright’s 65 not out helped Warboys I to reach their target in their Rutland 6 victory over Barnack.

WARBOYS

DANIEL Wright’s 65 not out helped Warboys I to reach their target in their Rutland 6 victory over Barnack.

After winning the toss, Warboys elected to bowl, and Alex Grange (2-33) and Richard O’Leary (2-36) helped to make early ground. Middle-order resistance stretched the Barnack score, but they had to settle for 175-7.

In reply, Wright, along with Grange (45) and Matt Duncan (35), kept Warboys scoring at a steady pace, and they eventually coasted over the line at 178-3.


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Warboys III defeated Hilton in a nail-biting contest. After winning the toss, Hilton batted first and raced away with Patrick Sarkies top-scoring (55).

Warboys put down several catches and allowed Hilton to bat to the end, setting a sizeable target of 205, losing nine wickets in their 45 overs.

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In reply, Warboys started slowly after losing their captain Ed Trafford for a duck in the first over, though that was balanced out by another dropped catch. Chris Hoy (39) and Will England (26) helped Warboys claw their way back into contention.

Hilton’s bowling restricted the Warboys middle order to low individual scores, however Pete Ames hit-back to score a match-winning 57* as Warboys secured the necessary runs with just one ball to spare.

Warboys II defeated Houghton and Wyton by eight wickets. After Warboys won the toss and put Houghton in to bat, exceptional bowling by Sam Latchford (6-42) and Matt Lavender (4-35) left the home side reeling with four wickets down and just a single run on the board.

Pete Waughman and Greg Andrell consolidated for Houghton and Wyton, but once both were removed the final collapse left the total at 82. Warboys only required four batsmen to complete the rout and did so thanks to decent knocks from Rob Whitfield (19) and Matt Duncan (22*).

The Warboys I game against Eaton Socon in Hunts 1 was abandoned because of the weather, as was the Warboys III game against Brampton in Hunts 5.

FENSTANTON

JUNIOR 4B side Fenstanton continued their run of poor form, as they slumped to defeat to Bar Hill at Swavesey.

The hosts were first in to bat, however they struggled against accurate bowling from Brett Logue (3-24) and Andy Taylor (3-36).

Chasing a modest-looking 124 for victory, Fenstanton collapsed almost immediately to 23-5. Despite Danny Bowran and Taylor forcing a late comeback, the wickets continued to tumble as the visitors fell 37 runs short in the 25th over.

UPWOOD

FATHER-and-son David and Ryan Drage helped Upwood II secure victory over Hilton.

After Hilton posted a total of 212 all out, Upwood’s reply started poorly, losing an early wicket.

However, the partnership of dad David (125*) and son Ryan (68) got the reply up and running. Jamie Hutchcraft (14) chipped in to see Upwood seal the win with three overs to spare.

ST IVES

POOR weather conditions led to the abandonment of the Tucker 2 fixture between St Ives and Godmanchester II. Godmanchester started brightly as their strong middle order helped put on a defendable 197 all out. Steven Smith and Bevis Moynan took three wickets apiece for Ives.

In the Ives reply, Tom Beale reached 27, before rain stopped play in the 29th over at 66-3. The match was eventually abandoned, with Godmanchester taking 10 points and St Ives eight.

Willingham II proved too strong for St Ives IV in Junior 5A.

After winning the toss, St Ives put their visitors in to bat in the damp conditions, and made early progress with the ball, reducing Willingham to 38-3.

Helen Clarke (3-33) and 13-year-old spinner Scott Pepper (2-31) collected the wickets. An unbeaten 108 from a Willingham batsman proved the difference between the sides and saw Willingham to 192-6.

Openers Dom Stevens (38) and Simon Pepper (12) started brightly, but after Pepper’s demise and three successive ducks, only Ian Bryant (22) put up any resistance. The tail managed to push for one more batting point and finished 134 all out in the 35th over.

The Junior Division 2A fixture between St Ives II and Wilburton was called off as Wilburton were unable to field a team, while the Junior 3A match between Willingham and St Ives III was rained off.

HUNTINGDON

HUNTINGDON II moved a step closer to promotion in Hunts 4 after easing past St Neots.

In wet weather conditions, expert bowling from St Neots’Ali Jabbar (5-22) restricted Huntingdon to 94-9.

However, a 40-run last wicket stand between Adrian Rose (26) and Stuart Staite (12*) helped Hunts to 134.

Chethan Shetty (29) led the reply, but St Neots were never really in contention as the pace of Nick Kumpukkul (4-16) and Joel Marion (3-15) limited the Neots comeback to 71.

Huntingdon III won a low scoring contest against Little Paxton in Hunts 5. Batting first, Paxton reached 140 all out thanks to Rob Worrall (37) and Elan Anish (33), however expert bowling from brothers Alistair George (5-22) and Ben George (3-38) did the damage.

In reply Huntingdon reached the target with seven wickets down, with Ben George (45) top-scoring.

GODMANCHESTER

GODMANCHESTER’s 11-match unbeaten run in Tucker 1 came to an end with a defeat to Camden which may also have ended the club’s promotion hopes for the season.

Unbeaten leaders Camden cantered to victory with nine wickets in hand, helped by winning the toss on a damp track.

Put in to bat, Godmanchester crumbled to 28-5, with Charlie Walker-Smith (4-42) proving lethal. Goddy captain Paul Swannell (48) steadied matters in a 70-run stand with Simon Cafferkey (36), but there was little after that and Camden were set 135 to win in 58 overs.

They did that comfortably, as captain and former Godmanchester player Alex Mutucumarana (50*) added 119 for the opening wicket with Nigel Gadsby (59), with James Cowan the wicket-taker for Godmanchester.

The defeat leaves Godmanchester 69pts behind Camden in the race for the single promotion spot back to the East Anglian Premier League.

JUNIOR CRICKET

EATON SOCON U11 won the Mick Gunney Trophy for the third successive season after beating Upwood by 73 runs.

Batting first, Socon scored steadily throughout their innings with six players reaching double figures, leaving Upwood with a total of 102 to chase. The Socon bowlers were consistent and only Dominic Peck (14) and skipper Emma Markland (12) reached double figures for Upwood. Socon’s Jamie Vale took the man of the match award with 3-7 in three overs, along with his top score of 14* in the Socon innings.

U13

HUNTS beat Sussex in the ECB U13 County Competition at Waresley CC, ending the season with three wins in a row.

Sussex batted first and posted 173-8 from 40 overs, with Hunts bowlers Jacob Howe (2-26) and George Furbank (2-28) taking wickets. Ian Donald (43) and Jordan Cafferkey (35*) helped Hunts to win by seven wickets.

Just days earlier, Hunts beat Suffolk in the same competition thanks to a 194-run opening stand from George Furbank (80) and Marcus Watkinson (97) in a total of 258-8. Furbank (5-29) destroyed Suffolk with the ball, assisted by Andy Atkinson-Dalziel (2-8) as they ended at 168.

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