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Alex Hooley and Craig Park on form for Foxton in win over Saffron Walden


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


James van de Peer in action for Great Shelford. Picture: Keith Heppell
James van de Peer in action for Great Shelford. Picture: Keith Heppell

Top order batsman lead the way

Alex Hooley and Craig Park produced assured displays with the bat to give Foxton an eight-wicket win over Saffron Walden in Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Saffron Walden won the toss and elected to bat, but they never really got going, with only three batsmen making double figures as they reached 103 for 9.

Tom Wilson took three for 25 and Jeffrey Douglas snared 2 for 15 for Foxton.

Hooley and Park came together on 32, and with unbeaten scores of 34 and 36 respectively, Foxton made 107 for 2 in the rain-affected match.

Histon’s match against March Town was abandoned because of the weather.

In Division One, there were wins for Burwell II, Cambridge St Giles, Great Shelford and Sawston & Babraham.

Kane Munday’s century was the star turn for Great Shelford against Huntingdon & District.

Graham Hudson had hit 103 for Huntingdon, but they were restricted to 196 for 8 as Matt Chave grabbed four for 37 and James Van De Peer took three for 35.

Munday then hit 101 not out and Ben Cliverd made an unbeaten 71 as Great Shelford reached 197 for 2.

Miles Aubrey’s scintillating display for Cambridge Granta II could not guide his team to victory over Sawston & Babraham.

Matt Hague continued his fine-scoring form for Sawston, hitting 76, but Aubrey shone with the ball.

He took six for 14 from six overs as Sawston made 146 for 9.

Opener Aubrey then made 42, with Akbar Akhter contributing 45, but they were left high and dry in their run chase.

Hague and Aaron Pledger took two wickets apiece for Sawston, and there were also three run-outs as Granta were dismissed for 142.

Cambridge St Giles had an eight-wicket win over Warboys.

Mihir Vagh took three for 14 and Harry Peterson and Ben Stone grabbed two wickets apiece as Warboys were bowled out for 80.

Garryth Jackson then made 37 not out, and with Angus Thomson chipping in with an unbeaten 13, St Giles reached 82 for 2.

And Burwell II earned a 141-run win over fellow strugglers Blunham.

Burwell made 258 for 3, and in reply, Blunham could only manage 117 for 9.



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