Alex Stafford and Ben Cliverd share the plaudits in Great Shelford victory
PUBLISHED: 07:01 03 August 2017
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Vital contributions with bat and ball
Alex Stafford produced a four-star show to help Great Shelford to a five-wicket victory over Ufford Park in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.
Only Joshua Bailey got into double figures for Ufford, hitting 36 as they were dismissed for 79. And it was Stafford that proved the menace, claiming four for 17.
Ben Cliverd also weighed in with three for 10, and then led the way with the bat, hitting 37 not out as Great Shelford reached 82 for 5 to seal the win.
Three wickets apiece from Zaman Akhter and Akbar Akhter saw Cambridge Granta II to a 65-run win over Blunham.
Paul Clarke hit 37 as Granta made 138 all out, with Shabz Hussain taking three for 21.
The two Akhters then weaved their magic, with Zaman taking three for 21 and Akbar 3 for 13 as Blunham were bowled out for 73.
In a rain-affected match, Sawston & Babraham clinched a two-wicket win over Castor & Ailsworth.
Joseph Higgins was run out one run short of a century for Castor & Ailsworth as they made 198 for 7, with Liam Flynn and Nick Griggs taking two wickets apiece for Sawston.
And with the weather intervening, Ian Smith’s 56 not out helped Sawston reach a reduced target of 139 for 8 to claim the victory.
Burwell II had a boost as they won by four wickets against Warboys.
The hosts were bowled out for 185, and Burwell then reached 189 for 6.
Cambridge St Giles suffered a three-wicket defeat at Huntingdon & District.
St Giles made 200 for 9, but Huntingdon chased down the total to make 201 for 7.
Craig Park’s half-century could not inspire Foxton to victory at Godmanchester Town in Division One.
He made 52 and Alex Hooley hit 41 as Foxton made 145 for 9.
But Godmanchester’s Amit Gupta was the scourge of the bowlers, making 75 not out as the hosts made it home with a wicket to spare, on 146 for 9.
Tom Wilson took three for 33 for Foxton, with Daniel Brown and Liam Lofts taking two wickets each.
Histon did not collect a point against Saffron Walden as they were beaten by 10 wickets.
Kendrick Hatton top-scored with 24 as Histon were bowled out for 119, with Joe Barrs taking four for 21 for Walden.
Stephen Larsen (37) and James Rushford (80) steered Walden to the target with ease, without losing a wicket.