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Joe Tetley sets Burwell & Exning on way to victory over Frinton-on-Sea in East Anglian Premier League




Noah Thain and Matt Hague were in the runs for Sawston & Babraham against Sudbury. Picture: Mecha Morton
Noah Thain and Matt Hague were in the runs for Sawston & Babraham against Sudbury. Picture: Mecha Morton

Burwell & Exning clinched a first Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League victory of the season by defeating Frinton-on-Sea by 47 runs.

Having been put in to bat, Joe Tetley was the fulcrum of their inninings.

Captain Tom Griffiths (33) and Tony De Zorzi (31 off 34 balls) helped them put down a start, but it was Tetley at No 4 that moved things along.

He struck 89 before becoming the eight wicket to fall with the score on 249 for 8.

Burwell’s innings came to a close on 261 for 9, with Jake Foley the leading wicket-taker with four for 52.

Frinton-on-Sea made a promising start by reaching 90 without losing a wicket, but they then slumped to 214 all out.

Matt Jones struck with three for 28 for Burwell & Exning and Luke Du Plooy claimed three for 23 off five overs.

Sawston & Babraham got in the scoring vibe as they won by 129 runs at Sudbury.

After they won the toss, Matt Hague smashed 50 off 58 balls, but that was just a start.

Noah Thain and Callum Guest put on 180 for the third wicket, with Guest hitting 108 off 88 balls and 16-year-old Thain striking 68 off 76 for his maiden 50 for the club,

Sudbury fought back to reduce Sawston from 262 for 2 to 266 for 5, but that brought in Tim Moses and Ben Clilverd, who contributed 73 for the sixth wicket off just 22 balls.

Moses thrashed five sixes and three fours for 45 from 13 balls, as Sawston & Babraham’s innings ended on 351 for 6. Darren Batch took five wickets for Sudbury.

The hosts’ hope of chasing down the total were hampered by an injury to skipper and top order batsman Adam Mansfield, who was unable to bat.

Sudbury were stuck on 140 for 6 before Kenny Moulton-Day then replicated some of the first innings late order fireworks as he plundered 54 from just 19 balls, including six sixes, but they were stopped on 206 for 9.

Debutant Ethan Guest took three for 17 and Clilverd snared three for 59.

Sawston & Babraham sit second in the fledgling table, behind Great Witchingham.

Cambridge were left short in their run chase as they slipped to a 25-run defeat at Horsford.

They won the toss and elected to field, but opener Luke Findlay (70) and No 3 William Rogers (82) proved tough obstacles to remove as they put on 156 for Horsford’s second wicket.

The hosts had little else to write home about though, as only two other players reached double figures as they were stopped on 219 for 8 off 43 overs.

Henry Campbell starred with the ball for Cambridge, taking six for 50.

With a revised target, Johnny Atkinson made an unbeaten 84 for Cambridge, but they came up short with 194 for 8.



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