Girton bear Brunt of Chishill onslaught
GREAT Chishill eased to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Girton in CCA Senior League III. Openers Richard Brunt and Ollie Stoop added 124 as Chishill chased a target of 229 for victory. With Mike Harris blasting an unbeaten 38, the newcomers to Senio
GREAT Chishill eased to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Girton in CCA Senior League III.
Openers Richard Brunt and Ollie Stoop added 124 as Chishill chased a target of 229 for victory.
With Mike Harris blasting an unbeaten 38, the newcomers to Senior League cricket cantered home with more than 10 overs to spare.
Stoop had earlier shown his all-round abilities with 3-49 to restrict the hosts to five an over.
Great Chishill seconds were less fortunate, and went down to a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Saffron Walden fourths in Division 4C.
Batting first, Chishill were indebted to the father-and-son combination of Gary and Adam Wright, who added 59 in an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership to boost the home side's total to 140.
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Despite captain Terry Manning's 3-16 and a hostile spell of 2-45 from Martin Sorrell, the visitors had more than six overs to spare as they recorded their first win of the season.
FOXTON seconds continued their good start to the 2008 league campaign with another closely fought win over Stapleford seconds on Saturday.
Fielding first Tyler Deas took two early wickets, but N Mingay (67) and A Smith (52) occupied the crease for the majority of the visitors 40 overs which helped the visitors to 181 for 7, with Tom Williams and captain Andy Cambridge both taking two wickets each.
Foxton performed well with the ball and in the field and did well to thwart the visitors when it looked like a score in excess of 200 was on the cards.
Foxton's strong batting line up took over and started their reply slowly after losing openers Ed Carpenter and Ben Howlett cheaply. However, Mick Webb (25) and Tyler Deas (44) kept up with the required run rate.
A steady loss of wickets though, meant Foxton had to rely on Ian Cambridge who smashed 59 not out to steer Foxton to their second victory with two wickets and two overs to spare - a win that keeps them on top of Division 2C.
A SUPERB team performance helped Peter Baker's Reed thirds thrash table-topping Met Police Bushey with an eight-wicket win.
Vital in the victory, were Reed's two young opening bowlers George Greaves (0-7) and Kallum Ward (1-27) who bowled an impressive tight spell of 10 overs, in which the Bushey batsman were unable to manage a single boundary.
The introduction of Rupert Martin (3-23) and Louis Gearing (3-24) to the attack made batting even more difficult and the home side started to lose wickets at regular intervals.
The ever improving Mitchell Cooper (2-15) and Peter Baker (0-17) also impressed and as a result they helped to restrict Bushey to 117 of their allotted 47 overs.
With a strong Reed batting line up the hosts' total never looked threatening, and Peter Baker (21) and Aiden Swain (19) made a positive start before the latter was bowled in the sixth over after hitting four boundaries.
Maseeh Naeem (70 not out), batting at three, took a fancy to the bowling and the score rattled along at a healthy rate.
Only one more wicket fell before Reed reached their target in the 22nd over.