Over and out for Cambs

Peterborough Town captain Lewis Bruce top scored for Cambs against Beds.
Peterborough Town captain Lewis Bruce top scored for Cambs against Beds.

Cambs’ last shot at Minor Counties glory in 2015 ended with defeat in the Unicorns Twenty/20 competition against Beds yesterday (June 28).

Out of the one-day competition at the group stage and having lost their opening two Eastern Division Championship fixtures, Cambs were desperate to keep their season alive with victory in a play-off game at Cople CC, but the home side cruised to a 42-run win to reach finals day next month.

Beds rattled up 162-5 in their 20 overs and then restricted Cambs to 120-8. Peterborough Town skipper Lewis Bruce top scored for Cambs with 30 (one six, one four), but he batted too low to make a difference.

Cambs were hit by the late withdrawal of Town opener Asim Butt because of family commitments and were 36-4 early in their innings.

Ramsey’s Michael Cafferkey struck two boundaries in his 11, Ketton’s Rob Woolley and Ben Bryant made 16 & 7 respectively while Town’s Joe Dawborn finished unbeaten on 20. In-form skipper Paul McMahon was caught on the boundary for 3.

Bruce took 1-28 from his four overs. Cafferkey, Dawborn and Wisbech seamer Sam Rippington also took a wicket apiece.

Tom Young (Peterborough Town) and Josh Bowers and James Williams (Wisbech) were also in the Cambs team.

Scores

Beds 162-5 (A. Reynoldson 54, J. Middlebrook 49).

Cambs 120-8 (L. Bruce 30, J. Dawborn 20no).