An­drews is still in su­perb Nick

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - by ALAN SWANN

THERE ap­pears to be plenty of life in the old dogs of the Hunts Over 50s team.

Cap­tain Nick An­drews of Mar­ket Deep­ing smashed a bril­liant 150 and Gary Scotcher of Bar­nack fin­ished un­beaten on 108 as Hunts moved closer to the knock­out stages of the Na­tional Vet­er­ans Cup with a 119run win over Nor­folk at Wis­bech.

An­drews and Scotcher added over 200 for the sec­ond wicket as Hunts piled up a county best 326-3 in their 45 overs. They piled up 200 from the fi­nal 20 overs with the fi­nal 50 of An­drews’ in­nings com­ing off just 20 balls.

Nor­folk were re­stricted to 207-7 in re­ply.

Hunts have now won two of their three fix­tures in an eight-man group. The top three qual­ify for the last 16 which is played on a knock­out ba­sis.

Scotcher said: “It must be the strong­est side we’ve had in years, al­though iron­i­cally we were missing a cou­ple of im­por­tant bats­men this week.”

An­drews (58) was record­ing his first ton for five years, but it wasn’t quite a per­sonal best.

An­drews said: “Forty years ago as an 18 year-old I hit 192 in a club match in Amer­sham, so on that fre­quency I’m look­ing for­ward to an­other biggy when I’m 108!”

“It was just one of those days. Scotcher was bru­tal as well.”

Hunts are next in ac­tion against Northants at Great Oak­ley next Wed­nes­day. Hunts have only qual­i­fied for the knock­out stages once be­fore when they were beaten by Lan­cashire 10 years ago.

PETER­BOR­OUGH Town Un­der 13s reached the fi­nal of the ECB Hunts Cup by dis­miss­ing Sawtry for just 15 in their semi-fi­nal. Mo Nasiri did the bulk of the dam­age with a 6-6 spell.

Town play Ea­ton So­con in the fi­nal at Bret­ton Gate tonight.

And Town Un­der 15s cruised into their Hunts fi­nal with a nine-wicket win over War­boys. Mar­cus Howard led the way with an un­beaten 59 and Town will now play Or­ton Park in the fi­nal at Or­ton on June 25.

STAM­FORD eased past Uf­ford Park in the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Stam­ford KO Cup. Rob Sayer (Peter­bor­ough Town) all en­joyed good games as Hunts beat Bucks in the ECB Un­der 15 County Cup at North Craw­ley.

Hunts top their group af­ter win­ning their open­ing three matches.

CAS­TOR’S Ross Porter, Robert Dunn and Neil Wil­son all recorded half-cen­turies in a friendly win over Wans­ford.

CAMRA’S Nick Brad­bury smacked 155 and still fin­ished on the los­ing side in a friendly against Rush­den Wan­der­ers.

CAP­TAIN David Gil­lett smacked three sixes off suc­ces­sive balls dur­ing an in­nings of 43 not out from 20 balls as Mar­ket Deep­ing eased into the semi-fi­nals of the Stam­ford KO Cup at the ex­pense of Up­ping­ham this week.

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