Andrews brothers set up Bassingbourn triumph

Second XI also enjoy winning weekend

CCA Junior League 3B

Bassingbourn I 187-7 (40 overs)

Camb NCI IVs 166-9

Bassingbourn won by 21 runs

BROTHERS Matt and Tom Andrews starred with bat and ball to set up Bassingbourn’s victory over Cambridge NCI IVs on Saturday.

Despite being inserted on a damp wicket, Bassingbourn openers Matt Andrews and Neil Smith put on 97 for the first wicket before Smith was caught by Hassan off the bowling of Lamble for 37. Scott Bates was bowled without scoring and captain Ben Allen joined Andrews at the crease.

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The pair batted well and Andrews bought up his 50 with a boundary firmly struck through long on. Forty runs were added for the third wicket before Allen (18) gave Hassan his second catch, this time at slip. Middle order cameos from Charlie Littlefair (8) and Tommy Nichols (16) gave Andrews (65) the support he needed as Bassingbourn posted 187-7 from their 40 overs. As well as his two catches, Hassan was the pick of the bowlers taking 2-30 in his 10 overs.

NCI’s response was soon in disarray as Tom Andrews ripped through the top order. Andrews accounted for the first five batsmen as NCI were left 10-5 in the ninth over.

Andrews had fellow opener Luc Pascal to thank for applying pressure at the other end as Pascal conceded only five runs from his six overs.

A change of bowling allowed NCI to relax as Cutmore (19) and Raj (17) put on 47 for the sixth wicket. Their partnership was broken by Allen to give Bassingbourn a much needed wicket.

James Robinson dismissed Raj as the game looked like it could only end one way. Hassan thought differently, though, and after a scratchy start began to find the boundary. With the support of Gould, Hassan’s quick-fire 50 had Bassingbourn worried before Hassan was then bowled by Robinson for 52 and the run rate proved too much for NCI as they fell 21 runs short.

CCA Junior League 5 B

Newton I 182-9 (40 overs)

Bassingbourn IIs 183-5 (40 overs)

Bassingbourn IIs won by five wickets

Bassingbourn won a tense encounter against Newton on the last ball to record their second win in as many games.

Newton batted first after winning the toss and they reached 182-9 from their allotted 40 overs with Christopher Eggleton top-scoring with 64. Bassingbourn’s Geoff Klein was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 3-16.

Newton opening bowlers Stubbings (0-35) and Jarvis (0-29) bowled tightly for their spells but Bassingbourn openers Mark Wilson (41) and Luke Rawlinson (52) hit back with a good response hitting an opening partnership of 86 before Wilson was run-out.

Phil Hastings showed his intent by scoring a quick-fire 16 before Zamirski picked up Hastings lbw.

Coming into the 37th over John Thompson (15) and Luke Rawlinson continued to hit boundaries before Snodgrass (2-36) dismissed Rawlins caught behind.

The tight bowling from Newton meant Bassingbourn needed 23 off two overs to win the game. Into the batting line the aggressive Nathan Wilkins delivered with a four first ball and finished the over with Thompson. With a huge six lobbed over the leg side from Wilkins he was eventually dismissed for an impressive 17 from nine balls.

After Thompson was run out it was left with Lewis Rawlinson and Ian Watson to hit the winning run on the last ball of the game.