Nick Griggs shines for Sawston & Babraham with all-round display
PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2017
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Leaders seal victory over Warboys
Nick Griggs produced an all-round performance to help keep Sawston & Babraham at the top of Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two with success over Warboys.
He took four for 41, with Matt Hague weighing in with three for 23, as Warboys were skittled out for 142.
Sawston were struggling in reply on 53 for 4, but Griggs joined forces with Matthew Day to see them over the line.
Griggs made an unbeaten 52 and Day was 20 not out as Sawston reached 144 for 4.
Third-placed Great Shelford kept up their chase for promotion with a three-wicket win over Blunham.
Ross Adams (46) and Shabz Hussain (40) helped Blunham get their total up to 183 all out.
And Matt Chave was the key man with the ball, taking three for 53, while James Van De Peer and Alex Hellens took two wickets apiece.
In reply, Great Shelford had six players reach double figures, but the most sizeable of them all was Aaron Spillett’s 30 as they reached 184 for 7.
Elsewhere, at the bottom of the division, Cambridge St Giles clinched a seven-wicket win over Burwell II.
And Cambridge Granta II earned a six-wicket victory over Huntingdon & District.
Jason Coleman grabbed a five-wicket haul as Foxton beat Eaton Socon in Division One.
Foxton won the toss and put in Eaton Socon, and their innings never really got going, thanks in no small part to Javon Abraham.
The Foxton bowler took the first three wickets to fall, for figures of three for 29, and then Coleman struck.
He grabbed two wickets, then snared dangerman Michael Pickard (54) before adding a further two scalps for figures of five for 23 as Eaton Socon were bowled out for 134.
Craig Park’s 44 not out and good knocks from Abraham (25) and Coleman (22 not out) then saw Foxton to 138 for 7.
Histon suffered an 18-run defeat at the hands of Ketton.
Peter Rowe was the main menace of the Histon bowlers, scoring 60 at the top of the innings, and Ashley Rodgers scored 43 as Ketton made 220 for 8.
Chris Germon was the pick of the bowlers, taking three for 43, and Ben Leach and Kendrick Hatton claimed two wickets apiece.
Opener Joe Crame led the Histon reply, but he went through the partners before finally being the fifth wicket to fall, for 62.
And Histon were unable to get over the line as they were stopped on 202 for 9, finishing 18 short of the target.