Weekend round-up: Burwell record first win while Tigers’ narrowly lose

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Burwell won their first match in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League at the sixth attempt, defeating Norwich by five wickets on home soil at Mingay Park.

The Cambridgeshire side had Norwich all out for 210, with Graham Hume picking up three wickets for 51 runs.

Captain Peter Richer starred with the bat, hitting 70 runs from 130 balls as they reached their target in the 58th over to leave them one place off the bottom of the league.

They were not able to repeat the performance on Sunday though, losing their National Twenty/20 Cambs Cup match at Saffron Walden by 31 runs, after the hosts registered 151 from their innings.

In the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, Mildenhall (third) kept up their fine start in Division One with their fifth win in their opening six matches with an eight-wicket win at home to newly-promoted Halstead.

Steve Taylor took five wickets for 43 runs as they bowled the Essex side out for 169.

Returning Essex player Tom Westley then carried his bat for 80 while fellow opener Joe Reed hit 83 and Luke Young ended on three not out as they comfortably reached their target.

Worlington are fifth in the table after a 152-run home win over Elmstead Grasshoppers which saw Australian Alfie Marston top score with the bat in his first appearance with 67 runs.

Ziaf Kulasi took three wickets for 12 runs.

In the speedway, Mildenhall Fen Tigers’ search for an away win in the National League continues after a narrow 47-43 defeat at Buxton Hitmen on Sunday.

The West Row outfit are next in action on Friday, when they travel to Coventry.

* For reports, reaction and previews, see Thursday’s Newmarket Journal.