MINOR COUNTIES: Cambs suffer a first round knockout

Cambs captain Lewis Bruce claimed three wickets against Lincs.
Cambs captain Lewis Bruce claimed three wickets against Lincs.
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Cambridgeshire crashed out of the Unicorns Trophy - the one-day knockout competition for the Minor Counties - following a 146-run hammering at the hands of Lincs yesterday (May 15).

That’s two defeats and a cancelled game for Cambs who have just one group match against Northumberland in Jesmond next week (May 22) to salavage some pride.

Lincs piled up 279-8 in their 50 overs whih represented something of a fight-back by Cambs as the visitors to March Town CC were 145-1 at the halfway stage.

Jonny Tattersall (80) and Daniel Freeman (50) scored best for Lincs with Peterborough Town’s Lewis Bruce (3-55) the pick of the bowlers. Bourne’s Carl Wilson made just 16 before he was trapped by Bruce.

But Cambs’ reply never gathered any momentum and they were finally dismissed for just 133 in under 34 overs.

Bowler Joe Barrs top scored down the order with 29, while James Williams of Wisbech mustered 21.

Peterborough Town’s Asim Butt (17), David Clarke (9), Bruce (4) and Joe Dawborn (0) all failed.

Dawborn, Williams and Sam Rippington of Wisbech each collected one wicket.

Lincs have completed their fixtures with two wins and two defeats and also cannot qualify for the knockout stages.