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Five-star Tyrone Koen guides Burwell & Exning to victory over Norwich


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Lewys Hill was in form for Cambridge Granta in the T20 competition.
Lewys Hill was in form for Cambridge Granta in the T20 competition.

Meanwhile, mixed emotions for Cambridge Granta

Tyrone Koen ripped apart Norwich to help give Burwell & Exning a 165-run win in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Burwell won the toss and elected to bat and opener Tom Griffiths was the anchor of their innings.

He shared in a second-wicket stand of 88 with Chris Summerskill (23), and then put on 57 with Paul Summerskill.

But Griffiths fell agonisingly short of a century, being dismissed for 97 having hit 15 fours.

Summerskill took up the baton though, and his 68 from 69 balls helped Burwell & Exning post a respectable 246 for 8. Ashley Watson took 5 for 69 for Norwich.

The visitors were never allowed to get comfortable in their reply.

Only three players got into double figures – Jack Newby (14), Aaron Watson (20) and Ashley Watson (26) – and one of the main reasons why was Koen.

He took five of the top seven batsmen, finishing with five for 35 from 11 overs.

Josh Arksey weighed in with an impressive three for 8 from 4.3 overs as Norwich were bowled out for 81.

Cambridge Granta’s wait for a win goes on as they lost by 44 runs at Frinton-on-Sea.

The top four batsmen for Frinton hung around to be a menace for the visitors, all making half-centuries.

Michael Griggs (53), Tom Sinclair (54), Kyran Young (66) and Mervyn Westfield (52) were helping to put enough runs to the board to establish a competitive total for Frinton, whose innings ended on 289 for 6.

Henry Campbell was the pick of the Granta bowlers with three for 37.

Michael Pepper’s impressive form continued as at the top of the order, he made 93 from 67 balls, including 12 fours.

Chri Benjamin contributed 41 from 38 balls at No 3, but only captain Johnny Atkinson offered any other real assistance.

He made 31 not out at No 7, but ran out of partners as Granta were dismissed for 245, making it four games without a win – having drawn their previous three matches.

Granta bounced back though, by beating Mildenhall by six wickets in the National T20 Cup on Sunday.

Mildenhall were stopped on 139 for 9, with Ben Claydon taking three for 26 and Raj Singh getting three for 20.

Granta made a difficult start in reply, finding themselves on 34 for 4.

But Jake Lawrence and Lewys Hill combined to each hit 50 not out and steer Granta to victory with 140 for 4.



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