Will Brown shines with the bat for Histon
PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 July 2017
Iliffe Media Ltd
Back-to-back wins turns form on its head
Will Brown steered Histon to their second win on the trot as they beat Nassington by five wickets in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.
Nassington batted first and Conor Craig made 60, but Chris Germon’s three for 17 and two wickets apiece from Kendrick Hatton and Dave Poskitt saw them bowled out for 168.
Brown then made 84 to guide Histon to 172 for 5.
Jeff Douglas shone with the ball to earn Foxton a 51-run win over Wisbech Town.
Opener Adam Webster anchored Foxton’s innings, making 88 and in partnership with Craig Park took the score from 27 for 2 to 153 for 3.
Park went on to score 72 as Foxton were bowled out for 236.
In reply, Douglas took four for 25, including the key wicket of Wisbech’s Gary Freear after the opener made 77 to take their score to 157 for 6, and the hosts were then dismissed for 185.
Sawston & Babraham proved too strong for Blunham as they secured a 143-run triumph in Division One.
Matthew Hague continued his rich vein of form, making 69, and with Nick Griggs’ 39 and Ben Benson’s 35, Sawston reached 275 for 9.
Hague then removed the two openers, finishing with two for 8, and Jason Iles got two for 32, but Sean Jenkins and Dilshan Manamperi had Blunham tied up, taking three for 42 and three for 35 respectively to bowl their opponents out for 132.
Hamza Rashid shone with the ball to help Cambridge Granta II earn a five-wicket win over Ufford Park.
Rashid cleaned up the tail to help dismiss Ufford Park for 161, finishing with four for 41, after Deepak Raj took two wickets at the top of the order.
Miles Aubrey then made 42 and Raj Singh 33 as Granta won with 165 for 5.
Alex Meddle’s valuable contributions guided Cambridge St Giles to a two-wicket win over Castor & Ailsworth.
The visitors batted first and Meddle’s three for 26 helped restrict Castor & Ailsworth to 188 for 8.
St Giles kept the scoreboard ticking over in reply, with Matt Samson top-scoring with 32, but Meddle’s 18 not out and Mihir Vagh’s 16 not out guided St Giles home on 193 for 8.
Kane Munday made 78 as Great Shelford beat Saffron Walden II by 80 runs.
They made 191 all out, and then Tom Barnard took four for 37 to help dismiss Walden for 111.