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Aaron Pledger has six appeal for Sawston & Babraham

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

Garryth Jackson was on form for Cambridge St Giles.
Garryth Jackson was on form for Cambridge St Giles.

Bowler shines in victory over Burwell II

Aaron Pledger was the star of the show for Sawston & Babraham in their eight-wicket win over Burwell II in Whitings & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.

It did not take Pledger long to get stuck into the Burwell batsmen.

Only Manish Burman (15) and Adam Hudson (12) reached double figures as Pledger collected figures of six for 29 from his seven overs as Burwell were dismissed for 84.

Dilshan Manamperi (27 not out) and Matthew Hague (21) eased Sawston & Babraham home with 87 for 2.

Cambridge St Giles secured a 91-run win over Saffron Walden II.

There were some valuable contributions with the bat as St Giles reached 295 for 6.

Garryth Jackson hit 72 not out, opener Matthew Samson made 67 and captain Russell Doel smashed 60.

Tom Bonham led the Walden response with 136 off 98 balls, including 16 fours and five sixes, but Will Phelps was a central figure in St Giles’ win.

He took three for 53, and Mihir Vagh and Rychard Scrase-Field got two wickets apiece, as Walden were bowled out for 204.

Liam Lofts and Tim O’Connell combined to edge Foxton over the winning line with a one-wicket victory over Histon in Division One.

Histon won the toss and elected to bat, and they managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Will Brown (27), Chris Rogers (27 not out) and David Noble (24) helped Histon to 175 for 9.

Lofts took three for 28 for Foxton, while O’Connell and Jason Coleman claimed two wickets apiece.

In reply, Adam Webster led the way for Foxton with 52, with Alex Hooley making 37 and Coleman 29.

But it was Lofts with 11 and O’Connell’s three that steered Foxton to 176 for 9, as Brown (three for 41) and Chris Germon (three for 25) took Histon so close to victory.

The derby in Division Two saw Cambridge Granta II earn a four-wicket triumph over Great Shelford.

Opener Hugh Romans made 68 and John Turner hit 63 not out as Granta reached 247 for 6.

And they then dismissed Shelford for 246.

Alex Stafford made 80 and James Van de Peer 39, but Deepak Raj helped to leave them narrowly short of victory by claiming three for 26.


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