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Skipper Joe Tetley's ton unable to steer Burwell & Exning to victory over Mildenhall


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Joe Tetley in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell
Joe Tetley in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell

And Cambridge Granta are held to a draw at Copdock & Old Ipswichian

Sam Rippington in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell
Sam Rippington in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell

Skipper Joe Tetley’s century for Burwell & Exning was in vain as they lost by six wickets to Mildenhall in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Opener Tom Griffiths was dismissed for 35, and when Paul Summerskill was out for 4, Burwell & Exning were struggling on 53 for 4.

Tetley and Tyron Koen got to work to add some respectability to the score, with Koen hitting 30 in a stand of 88.

Tetley kept the innings ticking along, and with Ed Hyde (56) they added 120 runs for the sixth wicket.

Joe Tetley in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell
Joe Tetley in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell

Tetley was eventually dismissed for 123, off 104 balls, and Burwell were finally bowled out for 280.

It was tough going for Burwell & Exning with the ball, as Joe Reed (63), Nick Maiolo (69) and James Stamatis (100no) made light work of the chase.

They eventually reached 284 for 4, from 48.3overs, despite Koen claiming three for 47, making him the second highest wicket-taker in the league.

Burwell & Exning are currently sixth in the table.

Oakley Colby in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell
Oakley Colby in action for Burwell & Exning against Mildenhall. Picture: Keith Heppell

Michael Pepper and Cambridge Granta were thwarted for the second week in a row.

A double century from Pepper against Bury St Edmunds on May 26 could not bring about victory, as they were unable to dismiss Bury so had to settle for a draw.

It was more of the same last Saturday, this time against Copdock & Old Ipswichian.

Chris Benjamin was out for one, and it was hard going for Granta as Ben Claydon (25), Johnny Atkinson (6) and Tristan Blackledge (0) all fell early to leave Granta on 90 for 4.

Pepper was still standing his ground though, and found a willing accomplice in Alex Sears at No 6.

Nineteen-year-old Pepper, who has already been the 12th man for Essex first team this season, built another impressive innings.

For the fifth wicket, he put on 152 runs with Sears, who eventually fell for 55 with the score on 242 for 5.

It was not too much later when Pepper’s innings came to an end, as he was bowled by Jack Beaumont and caught by Sam Webb-Snowling for 155 from 157 balls, having hit 21 fours. The batsman is currently averaging 114.75 from his six games.

Lewys Hill made 23 to keep the scoreboard ticking over, and Granta declared on 295 for 9.

Glenton Stuurman put down the foundation for the Copdock innings.

The opener was fourth man out, but had made 69 by that point, with the score on 145 for 4.

Jed Cawkwell also provided valuable resistance for the hosts, with 35.

Granta kept chipping away though, and it turned out to be Hugh Thomas that guided them to a draw, with an unbeaten 53 as they reached 257 for 8, much to the frustration of the visitors.

Hill, Raj Singh and Ben Claydon all got two wickets apiece.

Despite another draw, Granta are fourth in the table with 93 points, 51 behind early leaders Swardeston.

Granta and Burwell & Exning go head to head at Clare College this Saturday (June 9).



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