Hunts youngsters rewrite record books
THE Hunts Development side re-wrote the county record book as they thrashed Lincolnshire by 223 runs in their first East of England Development match.
Under 25 skipper Michael Cafferkey broke a 125 year-old record with a personal best of 169 and with Alan Burton (115) managed to chalk up an all time first wicket record partnership of 304.
A decent fifth wicket stand of 46 off 32 balls from Jon Carpenter (24) and James Biddle (21) left Hunts on 369 after their 50 overs to leave Lincolnshire with a mountain to climb.
Requiring in excess of seven and a half runs per over to win, Lincolshire tried to maintain the strike rate but thanks to some excellent bowling from Hunts there was no way back. the Hunts Under 13 county title with a seven-wicket win over Eaton Socon at Bretton Gate.
Socon made a decent 20-over score of 125-3, but Town raced home for the loss of three wickets with 10 balls to spare.
Mo Shabab Nasiri and Farhad Adil both retired when reaching 30 for Town, while Conor Craig (27) and William Horrell (17) also made useful contributions.
Town’s wicket-takers were Danny Mohammed (2) and Saqlain Shirazi. Town now play the Northamptonshire champions in the Midlands Final.
HUNTS beat the Army for just the second time in six attempts in a friendly at Godmanchester. Cas-
tor’s Ashley Rodgers was among the runs.
Result: Hunts 237-5 (M. Cafferkey 63, A. Burton 41, A. Rodgers 41) beat Army 231-7 by 5 wkts.
ADAM Morris smacked a superb 120 as Orton Park beat Leicester Teachers in a friendly.
Result: Orton Park 266-5 (A. Morris 120, I. Hancock 58, Z. Scotting 32no, A. Wright 22no) beat Leicester Teachers 217-6 by 49 runs.
ANDY Johnson was unbeaten on 99 when Castor thirds completed a 31-run defeat at Uppingham seconds in a friendly.
Result: Uppingham 195-7 (O. Mohammed 320) beat Castor thirds 164-7 (A. Johnson 99no) by 31 runs.
GLINTON played the Motley Crew in a 20/20 at Abbey Lawns. Glinton batted first and made 103 with Dan George 45 not out.
Motley Crew were reduced to 86 in their 20 overs thanks to some tight bowling spells from Barnsley FC goalkeeper Luke Steele and James Cottam.
ASTON Wold won both their weekend friendlies - against Isham Zingari and CAMRA.
Results: Ashton Wold 209-5 (H. Chapman 50no, M. Buckley 43no, S. Palmer 44) beat Isham Zingari 109 (C. White 2-11, G. Palmer 3-8) by 100 runs.
CAMRA (A.McLean 55, C. White 3-24, R. Awdry 3-26) lost to Ashton Wold 132-4 (P. Lucas 28, H. Chapman 34, S. Nowlan 32no) by 6 wkts.
HUNTS Under 15s suffered their first defeat of the season as Bedfordshire wracked up a 68-run win.
Result: Beds Under 15s 214 J. Good 64, M. Baxter 51, R. Sayer 3-39) beat Hunts Under 15s 146 (R. Sayer 30) by 68 runs.
CHAMPIONS: Pictured is the Peterborough Town Under 13 side before their county title win. From the left, back, Conor Craig, Ali Shah, Saqlain Shirazi, Farhan Adil, Aaron Singh, David Sayer, front, Usman Shamim, Will Horrell, Mohammed Dasyaal, Kassam Ashgar, Shahab Nasiri. (METP-1806-10PF014)
GARY FREEAR: 142 not out for Wisbech.