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Burwell & Exning's losing run in the Premier League stretches to three games

Burwell & Exning’s losing run in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League stretched to three games, following a three-wicket defeat at home to Cambridge Granta on Saturday.

CRICKET: Burwell & Exning v Cambridge Granta Sam Rippington out Picture Mark Westley. (3806337)
CRICKET: Burwell & Exning v Cambridge Granta Sam Rippington out Picture Mark Westley. (3806337)

Joe Tetley’s men were looking to bounce back from defeats to high-flying sides Swardeston and Mildenhall but, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, were bowled all out for 111.

The hosts went from 44-2 to 47-6, as Rajan Singh (4-37) and Henry Campbell (3-28) blitzed through the top to middle order, as Josh Arksey (23) top scored with the bat for the home side, with Tetley (13), Andrew Bramley (12), Jamie Seabrook (14) and Sam Rippington (12) the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

Early wickets were needed in the Cambridge run chase, and Burwell & Exning gave themselves a fighting chance after Bramley (2-30) and Rippington (3-38) reduced the visitors to 62-5.

But a 39-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Alex Sears (16) and Jonathan Atkinson (39 not out) proved to be crucial as, despite two wickets from Jay Ghelani (2-31), Cambridge reached the target on 112-7.

l Elsewhere in the Premier League, Mildenhall tasted defeat for the first time in three games after losing by 19 runs at Frinton-on-Sea.

Frinton were put in to bat first and an opening stand of 136 between Michael Griggs (51) and Jaik Mickleburgh (117) set the home side on the way to a big total.

Pulina Tharanga (47) and Kyran Young (40) were also among the runs as Frinton finished on 306-6, Tristan Blackledge (2-50) and Matt Allen (2-56) taking two wickets each for Mildenhall in reply.

Captain Tom Rash top scored in the run chase with 75, and Ben Shepperson added a useful 59, but the visitors fell short in their revised target of 256, finishing on 236-8.

On Saturday, Mildenhall host Sudbury, and Burwell & Exning travel to Norwich (both 11am).

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