Sharmal Anderson has a wicket laden weekend for Foxton

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 August 2018

Mark Smith was in good form with the ball for Sawston & Babraham.

Mark Smith was in good form with the ball for Sawston & Babraham.

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Sawston & Babraham and Histon are also among the wins

Sharmal Anderson had a weekend to remember as Foxton closed the gap on the top two in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

On Saturday, the bowler helped inspire his team to an eight-wicket win over Histon.

He claimed figures of three for 25, and Jeffery Douglas (three for 22) and Ravi Mahendra (three for 35) were also among the wickets as Histon were dismissed for 140. Opener Shakir Mehmood was their top scorer with 36.

Will Heslam (43 not out) and Craig Park (42no) guided Foxton to 124 for 2.

Then, on bank holiday Monday, Anderson took five wickets as Foxton beat Eaton Socon by five wickets.

He tore through four of the top five batsmen to finish with five for 24 as Eaton Socon were bowled out for 144. Douglas also took another two wickets.

A half-century from Park (51) and Douglas’ 49 not out steered Foxton to the win with 145 for 5.

It is getting tight at the top of the table, with Foxton four points off joint-leaders Saffron Walden and Sawston & Babraham.

The latter had a seven-wicket win over Godmanchester Town on Monday.

Mark Smith was Sawston’s star of the show, obliterating the middle order by taking five for 22 as Godmanchester were bowled out for 136.

Dilshan Manamperi struck 48 and Scott Stanford hit 44 in reply as Sawston & Babraham triumphed with 138 for 3.

With three matches remaining, Sawston & Babraham are second by virtue of a higher number of games lost.

Will Brown inspired Histon to bounce back from their defeat to Foxton by beating Wisbech Town by eight wickets on Monday.

David Noble was the scourge of Wisbech’s top order, taking three of the top five to eventually finish with four for 25.

Brown also weighed in with a valuable three for 18 as Wisbech were bowled out for 148.

Brown got to work with the bat and made an unbeaten 74 in a 121 partnership with Ed Hyde (33 not out) as Histon won with 151 for 2.

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