JAIDKA CUP: Morgan’s 30-ball ton! ‘Magic Man’ inspires Peterborough Town

Pete Morgan smashed a brilliant ton.
Pete Morgan smashed a brilliant ton.

An incredible 30-ball century from Bourne skipper Pete Morgan sent holders Nassington crashing out of the 2016 Jaidka Cup tonight (June 8).

Morgan’s third ton of the season pushed Bourne up to a formidable 215-9 in their 20 overs.

Richard Kendall bowled well for Peterborough Town.

Richard Kendall bowled well for Peterborough Town.

Morgan scored 110 from 33 balls, seven of wich he failed to score from! He struck 10 sixes, 11 fours, one two and four singles - 26 scoring shots in total.

He reached his century from 30 balls before he was dismissed by Dan Bandaranaike 10 runs later with over four overs still to go.

Nassington made a spirited chase, but the departure of Aussie Adam McDermott for 57 prompted a late collapse at the hands of Bourne bowler Tom Dixon who finished the game with four wickets in five balls to return figures of 4-24. McDermott faced just 30 balls and struck three sixes.

Bourne now face the winners of the delayed quarter-final between Oundle and Market Deeping in the semi-final. Their tie was abandoned last night (June 7) with Oundle on 82-4 from 14 overs. The teams will start again on a date to be decided.

Perterborough Town will host Wisbech in the second semi-final. Town’s depleted side were still too strong for Cambs Division One leaders Ramsey, winning by 40 runs, while Wisbech won their place in the last four after scheduled quarter-final opponents Castor conceded their tie tonight.

Town struggled with the bat once Ajaz Akhtar’s 25-ball innings of 40 was ended by Elliott Cafferkey and a total of 121-5 was vulnerable at Bretton Gate.

But a worn, well-used wicket helped the bowlers throughout and Ramsey were soon in trouble against Town’s ‘magic man’ bowler Richard Kendall.

From side on, Kendall, a confirmed second-teamer in the longer cricketing format, but a T20 specialist, looks very hittable. He lopes to the wicket with little speed or obvious menace, but he’s a crafty operator and two smart stumpings from wicket-keeper Chris Milner and a caught and bowled enabled him to return outstanding figures of 3-11 from his four overs - four of those runs were from wides and no-balls.

With teenage seamer Mohammed Danyaal capturing the prize scalps of James Markland and Michael Cafferkey Ramsey were quickly reduced to 31-5 and then 47-7. Their fate was in the hands of decent Aussie Blake Mills who threatened to spark a comeback until he was despatched by Lewis Bruce for 35.

Bruce (4-12) wrapped the innings up and, as he was adding to a useful 23 with the bat, pinched the man-of-the-match award from Kendall.

RESULTS

BOURNE beat NASSINGTON by 74 runs

Bourne 215-9 (P. Morgan 110, R. Bentley 34, J. Berry 21, D. Bandaranaike 3-38, H. Craig 2-28).

Nassington 141 (A. McDermott 57, D. Bandaranaike 31, T. Norman 28, T. Dixon 4-24, S. Evison 2-17),

PETERBOROUGH TOWN beat RAMSEY by 40 runs

Town

D. Clarke lbw Edwards 1

A. Akhtar b E, Cafferkey 40

A. Mitchell c J. Cafferkey b E. Cafferkey 15

L. Bruce c and b Mills 23

C. Milner c Edwards b Ikhlaq 14

S. Howard not out 13

M. Danyaal not out 4

Extras 11

TOTAL (5 wkts) 121

Bowling: B. Mills 4-0-21-1; M. Edwards 2-0-19-1; E. Cafferkey 2-0-19-2; T. West 4-0-14-0; K. Ikhlaq 4-0-20-1; M. Cafferkey 4-0-17-0.

Ramsey

T. West st Milner b Kendall 0

J. Markland c Howard b Danyaal 8

M. Cafferkey b Danyaal 10

J. Cafferkey c and b Kendall 1

E. Cafferkey st Milner b Kendall 2

B. Mills b Bruce 35

O. Stevens lbw Jones 0

L. Gilbert c and b Bruce 0

K. Ikhlaq c Howard b Bruce 12

S. Kingston lbw Bruce 2

M. Edwards not out 0

Extras 12

TOTAL 81

Bowling: R. Kendall 4-0-11-3; M. Danyaal 3-0-15-2; K. Jones 1-0-14-1; L. Bruce 3.3-0-12-4; D. Oldham 3-0-17-0.

Wisbech won by walkover against Castor.

Semi-final draw: (Dates are provisional).

Wednesday, June 15

Bourne v Oundle or Market Deeping

Wednesday June 22

Peterborough v Wisbech Town