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Alex Stafford has the joy of six for Sawston & Babraham in win over Foxton


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Alex Stafford had a great day with the ball for Sawston & Babraham
Alex Stafford had a great day with the ball for Sawston & Babraham

There were also wins for Cambridge Granta II and Cambridge St Giles

Alex Stafford was the ace in the pack for Sawston & Babraham in an eight-run win over Foxton in Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Sawston & Babraham won the toss and elected to bat, with Matt Hague the only one to give the bowlers any hassle.

The opener hit 38 as they were bowled out for 101.

Sharmal Anderson took four for 9 and Jeffery Douglas snared three for 10.

However, the runs were just as scarce for Foxton.

Ryan Francis top-scored with 16 as Stafford tore through the middle order, taking six for 34.

With two wickets each for Aaron Pledger and James Van De Peer, Foxton were bowled out for 93 as they lost ground on second-placed Sawston & Babraham.

In Division Two, pacesetters Cambridge Granta II and Cambridge St Giles earned wins.

Miles Aubrey made a half-century as leaders Granta earned a 13-run win over St Ives Town.

He hit 57 and Akbar Akhter (47) and Felix Serby (41) helped to build Granta’s total to 241.

Zaman Akhter then took three for 50 as St Ives were dismissed for 228.

St Giles kept up the pressure by claiming a 58-run victory over Blunham.

St Giles were put in to bat and made 222 for 7, and then bowled out Blunham for 164.

Rajeshkumar Rangasamy was the top scorer for Great Shelford, but their search for a win was in vain against Ufford Park.

The division’s bottom side were bowled out for 106, with Rangasamy making 37.

Ufford Park then reached their target without losing a wicket.



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