Yelling prevail in crunch Cambs Senior League clash of promotion hopefuls

Tom Johnson batting for Yelling in their victory over Needingworth. Picture: MATT POWER PHOTOGRAPHY

Tom Johnson batting for Yelling in their victory over Needingworth. Picture: MATT POWER PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

One local team boosted their promotion hopes by denting those of another in a Saturday showdown.

Captain Dominic Ascroft-Walker hit 79 and opener Marc Petzer struck 58 as Yelling overcame Needingworth by 106 runs in a crucial Cambs Senior League Division Three battle.

The hosts made 228-8 before their bowlers took charge. Steve Tack bagged 4-40 and Aaron Johnson took 3-27 to dismiss Needingworth for 122 with only Lee Smith (45) offering any real resistance.

Needingworth remain in second spot, but third-placed Yelling are in hot pursuit and boast a game in hand.

There were some fine bowling performances in the Hunts League on Saturday - including two in the same game.

Matthew Wilson (6-24) and Jamie Chamberlain (4-32) were in destructive form as Hemingford Park slammed Ickwell 2nds by 10 wickets in Division Four.

Jonathan Mews took 5-22 to help Buckden to a two-wicket win over Biggleswade in Division Three while Alex Turner returned the excellent figures of 4-1 from an incredible nine-ball spell as Little Paxton saw off Brampton in Division Five B.