JAIDKA CUP: Morgan's 30-ball ton! '˜Magic Man' inspires Peterborough Town

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

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 10:19 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:37 pm
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Morgan’s third ton of the season pushed Bourne up to a formidable 215-9 in their 20 overs.

Morgan scored 110 from 33 balls, seven of wich he failed to score from! He struck 10 sixes, 11 fours, one twos 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.

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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.


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),



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.


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


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