Big match rained off
THE big match in Rutland Division One between Godmanchester and Oundle was washed out at half-time.
And reigning champions Oundle might have been happier about that as the league leaders had amassed 235 all out in their 45 overs.
Martin Van Der Merwe and Qadeer Mohammed each took three wickets for Oundle. Both sides picked up 10 points.
And Peterborough Town’s hopes of closing on the top two were also dashed by a couple of heavy showers which was unfortunate for 17 year-old schoolboy Callum French who had claimed his first Town first team half century.
French made an impressive 62 as Town posted 179-9 from 40 overs. He and Stuart Williams (30) rescued Town from 72-4 after Lewis Bruce had been dismissed by a boundary catch for 32.
Medbourne were 55-3 when play was finally abandoned. Skipper Basharat Hussain had bagged all three Medbourne wickets.
Bourne professional Farhad Masood (4-17) was ripping through the Wisbech card when play was halted after just 15 overs at Hare- croft Road with the home side in trouble on 40-5.
FORMER Peterborough Town player Alan Burton top scored with 48 as Cambs struggled to 217 all out on the first day of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Norfolk at March.
Current Town stars Matthew Pateman (17) and Connor Cunningham (15) were both dismissed cheaply. Norfolk were 7-0 when play was abandoned for the day.
The match is due to resume at 11am today.
MICHEAL Cafferkey claimed the first senior ton by a Hunts batsman since 2002, but couldn’t save his side from a seven-wicket friendly defeat by the Surrey Academy at St Ives.
Cafferkey batted throughout Hunts’ 50 overs for 123 out of 251-5. His clubmate Taylor West also batted well to make his maiden county half century.
But Surrey’s batsmen proved too hot to contain and they raced to victory with almost 12 overs to spare. Anthony Alleyne scored 116 not out in just 86 balls.