Chishill's promotion hopes are dashed

GREAT Chishill s promotion hopes were ended on Saturday with an eight-wicket defeat at Sawston. Batting first, Chishill lost wickets cheaply and soon found themselves in real trouble at 60-6. Two of Chishill s top six batsmen, including captain Kirk Chilt

GREAT Chishill's promotion hopes were ended on Saturday with an eight-wicket defeat at Sawston.

Batting first, Chishill lost wickets cheaply and soon found themselves in real trouble at 60-6.

Two of Chishill's top six batsmen, including captain Kirk Chilton, were dismissed for ducks, and only two of them, Richard Brunt (22) and Tom Picton-Turberville (10) made it into double figures.

It was left to all-rounder Sam Stoop to rescue Chishill's innings, and he duly obliged.


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Accompanied by Brian Manning (31*), Stoop smashed 110 to give Chishill a defendable total of 207-8 from 45 overs.

Sawston's best bowler was Matthew Ellis, who returned figures of 10-1-41-4.

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In reply, Sawston lost opener Simon Fowell for 7, before Stoop took the wicket of Marc Pearson for 25.

But these were to be the only breakthroughs for Chishill and, thanks largely to an unbeaten 111 from opener Ben Benson, Sawston reached their target with eight wickets in hand.

Saturday's result means that Chishill finished the season in fourth place and so will remain in Division 3 of the Cheffins CCA Senior League next term.

Great Chishill seconds retained their Junior League Division Four status with a comfortable home victory over Royston II.

Bowling first, Chishill limited the visitors to 123, thanks mainly to a devastating spell from Nick Adams, who finished with the remarkable figures of 8-21 from 7.1 overs.

Steve Gardner then struck a powerful 69 to lead Chishill to victory with more than ten overs to spare.

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