Centurian Shakir Mehmood is the star for Histon in Waresley win
PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 July 2018
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Victories also for Sawston & Babraham and Foxton
Shakir Mehmood produced a blistering century to earn Histon an eight-wicket win over Waresley in Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division One.
No 3 batsman Daniel Cummins was the main threat to Histon as he made 63 not out for Waresley.
But with David Piggott taking three for 40 and Jake Allcock grabbing three for 29, Waresley were stopped on 185 for 9.
Opener Mehmood then got to work for Histon, and he took the game away from the visitors.
He made 105 not out off 80 balls, which included 13 fours and three sixes. Ed Hyde assisted with a valuable 41 not out, as Histon made 187 for 2.
Dilshan Manamperi had a hand in five dismissals as Sawston & Babraham defeated Wisbech Town by 60 runs.
Dan Heath made 46 and James Van De Peer hit 39 as Sawston and Babraham were dismissed for 197.
But Manamperi took three for 22 and was also involved in two run-outs as Wisbech were bowled out for 137.
There were also figures of three for 36 for Mark Smith.
Four wickets from captain Jason Coleman spearheaded Foxton’s five-wicket win over Godmanchester Town.
Foxton won the toss and elected to field, and it paid dividends as Coleman removed four of the top six batsmen to finish with four for 34.
Godmanchester were stopped on 162 for 9.
Mark Bott (57) and Adam Webster (34) were the main run-makers for Foxton, and with the rest of the order chipping in double-figure scores, Foxton reached 163 for 5.
There was disappointment for Foxton though in round six of the National Village Cup on Sunday.
They faced Worlington, who won the toss and elected to bat, with James Watson smashing 130 off 103 balls to build their innings to 288 for 7.
Watson was helped by Charlie Tunstall, who hit 53 off 33 balls.
David Fagan (48), Cei Sanderson (39) and Paul Dean (36) were the leading scorers for Foxton in reply, but they came up 35 runs short as they were bowled out for 254.