Cambridgeshire kept alive their hopes in the Unicorns Minor Counties T20 competition wit a double success at Norfolk yesterday (May 27).
Cambs won the first game easily enough by 53 runs at Horsford CC, but pulled off a remarkable win in game number two despite being set a stiff target of 195-5 by the hosts.
But a rapid 48 from new opener Ed Ballard, 42 from Callum Guest and 32 from Wisbech Town’s Josh Bowers kept Cambs up with the pace before Ben Seabrook smashed 18 from five balls to seal a two-wicket win.
Seabrook (4-16) had bowled well in the first game as Norfolk were skittled for 103. Ballard (56) and Paul Summerskill (35) batted well in Cambs’ 196-8.
It was a great day for Cambs’ skipper James Williams who was making his 100th appearance for the county.
Hunts beat Leicestershire Academy in two T20 matches at Ramsey CC yesterday. Details to follow.
Sunday, May 27
NORFOLK lost to CAMBS by 53 runs
Cambs 156-9 (E. Ballard 56, P. Summerskill 35).
Norfolk 103 (B. Seabrook 4-16).
NORFOLK lost to CAMBS by 2 wkts
Cambs 196-8 (E. Ballard 48, C. Guest 42, J. Bowers 32).