Cambridgeshire County Council regains the Muckspreaders Cup
PUBLISHED: 10:54 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:54 21 June 2017
Cambridgeshire County Council has won the Muckspreaders Cup, an annual cricket match between farm tenants and councillors, for the first time in two years.
Following the toss the county council voted to bat during the game which was held at Sutton Cricket Ground on June 9.
The top scorer was Ben Sawyer with 39 runs, closely followed by Neil Hunter and Mark Freer with 26 and 23 runs respectively.
Some good bowling by Dale Abblitt, George Munns and David Wheatley resulted in a wicket each and limited the total score to 138.
With the target set the tenants took their turn, with Sean Goodger and Dale Abblitt opening the batting.
Sean scored 28 runs before retiring; Dale Abblitt and Chris Robinson finished joint top scorers with 30 runs each.
It came down to the last over but the tenants fell short of the target finishing on a score of 122.
Councillor Joshua Schumann, Cambridgeshire County Council’s chairman of the commercial and investment committee, said: “It has been a long time coming but I am absolutely thrilled that we have regained the cup and brought it back to Shire Hall.
“We look forward to defending the cup next year”.