History, and a half century, for Ramsey teenager in Cambridgeshire defeat

Ramnsey teenager Nikhil Gorantla has become the youngest player to represent Cambridgeshire in the Unicorns Championship.

Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 9:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 10:52 am
Ramsey's Nikhil Gorantla celebrates his debut Minor Counties half century.

The 15 year-old knocked Tom Westley out of the record books. Westley went on to play for Essex and England.

And Gorantla excelled with a first innings half century in a game that ended in a 105 run defeat to Suffolk at Saffron Walden. Peterborough Town’s Rob Sayer cracked 60 in that first innings to help Cambs to a 21-run lead which they failed to sustain despite 12 wickets in the match for left-arm spinner Jamie Sykes of Godmanchester.

Cambs have finished sixth in a 10-team Eastern Division. Lincolnshire, under the captaincy of Bourne wicket-keeper Carl Wilson, finished top.

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Scores:

Suffolk 232 (J. Mickleburgh 78, J. Sykes 7-82, R. Sayer 2-98) & 290 (J. Sykes 5-124, R. Sayer 2-47).

Cambs 253 (R. Sayer 60, N. Gorantia 53) & 163 (E. Ballard 75, J. Sykes 24, N. Gorantla 20).