Joe Tetley efforts in vain as Cambridge dig deep to hold back Burwell & Exning in East Anglian Premier League
Johnny Atkinson and Michael Turner dug deep to help Cambridge to a battling draw with Burwell & Exning in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League.
Cambridge won the toss and elected to field, and Burwell & Exning went about building an impressive total.
The architects were openers Tom Jagot and skipper Joe Tetley.
Jagot made 70 but it was more than double that for his partner, as Tetley struck 174 off 147 balls, including 20 fours and seven sixes.
Their partnership was broken by Alex Sears, who ended with three for 88, with the score on 232.
A 29-ball 33 by Andrew Bramley helped Burwell & Exning to close on 352 for 5 declared.
Nick Taylor made a measured 44 at the top of the innings in Cambridge’s reply, but they were struggling at 99 for 5 when Atkinson and Turner joined forces.
Atkinson made a patient 50 not out, off 126 balls, and Turner struck 45 not out as Cambridge reached 185 for 5 at the end of the allotted overs as the match finished in a draw.
Jay Ghelani was the pick of the Burwell & Exning bowlers with three for 53.