Van Duyker key with ball and bat in Ketton victory


Ketton put Waresley to the sword on Saturday as the won away from home by seven wickets in the Cambs League Division One.

Waresley skipper Simon Donald won the toss and chose to bat, opening himself, however he was probably wishing he hadn’t after he was dismissed for 0 after facing just nine balls. Shakir Mahmood took the wicket, the only clean bowled out of the afternoon.

The rest of the wickets all came from catches and the next two came fairly quickly, with Ian Donald (2) and Tom Griffifths (0) both falling to the bowling of Daniel Cotton in almost identical style with Josh Gallimore clutching both.

Robert Craze was in and out for 15 as Robert Woolley (2-27) got in on the act.

Charlie Lewis was the only Waresley batsman to stick around, lasting 86 balls and scoring 56, including eight fours before he was out to a catch from South African Ulricht Van Duyker who was about to well and truly tip the game in favour of Ketton.

Ben Bryant (1-38) was the man delivering the ball.

Van Duyker took the next three wickets as part of a four wicket haul, finishing with figures of 4-34. Waresley were all out for 182 in the 46th over.

Despite the small target set Ketton were made to work for their victory with Joe Colebrook taking 2-39 for the hosts, however he was the only Waresley bowler to take a wicket.

Like Ketton all the outs came from catches.

Josh Gallimore was first to trudge back to the pavilion after notching just six and he was soon followed by his fellow opener Woolley, but not before he hit 29 including five fours.

Ben Bryant hit a slow 14 before miss-placing a shot and Ketton were shaking a little. However there are so many players in his Ketton team who have the ability to be a match winner on their day and so it proved on Saturday with Van Duyker hitting 45 not out and Ash Rodgers bludgeoning 73 not out, hitting 12 fours and a six.

Ketton sit in fifth place in the Tucker Gardner Division One having been promoted last season.