Burwell & Exning secure victory over defending East Anglian Premier League champions Sudbury
Sam Rippington led the way with the ball that his Burwell & Exning team-mates followed as they secured a 31-run win over defending champions Sudbury in the East Anglian Premier League.
Andrew Bramley was the top scorer at the top of the order with 30, but when he was dismissed Burwell were on 62 for 4. Paul Summerskill and Tim Catley moved the innings on to 135 for 5 before Summerskill was fell for 29.
Catley finished with 44 as Burwell were bowled out for 168.
Sudbury were ailing on 52 for 7, before James Poulson’s 59 rattled the score on to 132 for 8.
But they only added five more runs as they were bowled out for 137.
Rippington finished with three for 41, and Bramley, Josh Arksey and Jay Ghelani took two wickets apiece.
Cambridge suffered a six-wicket defeat to Swardeston.
Cambridge were put in to bat and Johnny Atkinson made an unbeaten 39 and Michael Pepper hit 25 as they made 133 for 7.
Jordan Taylor’s 44 helped Swardeston chase down the total to finish with 134 for 4.
But Cambridge bounced back on Sunday as Pepper steered them to an eight-wicket win over Sawston & Babraham in the ECB National Club Championship, second round.
Sawston & Babraham, who are in the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One, won the toss and elected to bat.
Callum Guest, batting at No 3, made 53, but Sawston & Babraham were bowled out for 138.
Peter Younghusband was the pick of the bowlers with three for 20.
In reply, Cambridge opener Kieren Mackenzie made 41, but Pepper’s unbeaten knock of 51 and Younghusband’s 35 not out saw Cambridge to victory with 141 for 2.
In the second round of the National Village Cup, Foxton received a second round walkover against Wilburton and will now face Heathersett & Tas Valley, who earned a six-wicket win over Thriplow.