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Alex Hooley hits ton as Foxton defeat Cambridge St Giles in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League

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Alex Hooley made a century for Foxton against Cambridge St Giles
Alex Hooley made a century for Foxton against Cambridge St Giles

Alex Hooley was the century-maker for Foxton as they earned a nine-wicket win over Cambridge St Giles in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

They lost the toss to St Giles, who chose to bat first, and opener Vansh Bajaj got them off to a good start.

He made 69 and Dilshan Manamperi added to their total with 39 as St Giles built 216 for 9 from their 40 overs.

Craig Park was the star of the Foxton bowlers, with five for 48, and he was also to make a telling contribution with the bat.

Foxton only lost one wicket in response, Harry Hopwood for 21, as Hooley’s unbeaten 109 off 110 balls and Park’s 68 not out saw them to 217 for 1.

But there was disappointment for Foxton in the National Village Cup.

In the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk final, they played host to Eaton Socon and batted first.

Kishon Williams was their top scorer with 50 off 54 balls as they accrued 184 for 9.

Jonathon Carpenter snared four for 46.

He then led the way with the bat, hitting 68. Mungo Ryan contributed 39, and Eaton Socon got home on 188 for 9, with two balls to spare.

Ed Hyde’s ton helped Histon to a six-run win over Wisbech Town in Division One.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, he made 108 off 111 balls, and put on a 151-run second-wicket partnership with Will Brown (76).

It helped Histon end their innings on 252 for 6.

Wisbech made good work on the run chase with Sam Albutt (59), James Williams (68) and Jonny Garner (47) making telling contributions with the bat.

However, David Piggott’s return of four for 46 was invaluable as Wisbech were stopped on 246 for 9.

Asama Weerasekara and Navid Ahmed starred with the ball but it was in vain for Cambridge II as they were beaten by 80 runs by St Ives Town & Warboys in Division One.

They won the toss and put St Ives in to bat, with Ollie Stevens’ 47 helping them to 167 all out.

Ahmed claimed an impressive four for 20 and Weerasekara captured four for 44.

But they could not get going with the bat as Kushaal Kumar top-scored with 14 as Cambridge were bowled out for 87. Matthew Wells took three for 12.

In Division 2SE, Foxton II suffered a 59-run defeat to Saffron Walden II.

Ray Mordini hit 70 and Alex Peirson smashed 54 as Walden reached 200 for 7. Steven Atherton got three for 42 and D Wijewardena snared three for 53.

Nigel Gadsby led the way with the bat for Foxton with 35, but they were bowled out for 141.

Liam Mays finished with four for 36 and Arthur Jones scooped three for 17.

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