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Cambridge reach Bertie Joel Trophy final




Dougie Rice was in good form for Cambridge in the cup. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Dougie Rice was in good form for Cambridge in the cup. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Cambridge’s late end-of-season form was maintained as they defeated Vauxhall Mallards by eight wickets in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League.

The only resistance offered by the hosts was from James Vann, who struck 25 as his side was bowled out for 65.

Henry Campbell grabbed two for 6 from 10 overs and Jake Lawrence snared two for 25, while Peter Younghusband cleaned up the tail with three for 2 off 6.2 overs.

Cambridge reached their target at a canter, with Dougie Rice’s unbeaten 23 and Michael Pepper’s 24 not out getting them to 66 for 2.

There was double delight for Cambridge as they reached the final of the Bertie Joel Trophy, the Club Cricket Conference Inter-League.

They faced East Molesey at home, with the visitors winning the toss and electing to bat.

Cambridge skipper Lewys Hill took four for 22 as they dismissed Molesey for 141.

A 77-run fifth-wicket stand between Rice (52 not out) and Younghusband (47 not out) saw Cambridge to victory on 142 for 4.

They will face Bexley in the final at Blackheath CC on September 15.

Skipper Joe Tetley helped Burwell & Exning end their long run without a win with a century as they defeated Mildenhall by 38 runs in the EAPL.

They won the toss and elected to bat first, losing the first wicket for just one run.

That brought in Tetley and he went on to strike 109, off 119 balls, including 15 fours.

Andrew Bramley made 66 off 68 as Burwell & Exning amassed 301 for 9.

Burwell & Exning had Mildenhall on the ropes at 122 for 7, but they rallied thanks to Murtaza Hussain (67) and Hugo Douglas (64).

However, Mildenhall were eventually bowled out for 263, with James Turner the leading wicket-taker, claiming three for 43.


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