Callum Guest shines with bat and ball in Sawston & Babraham win over Frinton-on-Sea in East Anglian Premier League
Callum Guest made crucial contributions with bat and ball to guide Sawston & Babraham to a six-wicket win over Frinton-on-Sea in the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League.
Frinton-on-Sea won the toss and batted first, but the new opening bowling partnership of Mark Smith and James Vandepeer followed up their promising start to the season the previous week.
Smith grabbed three early wickets, including the in-form Josh Rymell, although Vandepeer’s good spell went unrewarded.
Sawston & Babraham picked up wickets at regular intervals as Guest (three for 10) and Tim Moses (three for 38) stifled the middle and late order as Frinton were all out for 148.
Opener Waqas Hussain made 29 but Sawston & Babraham were restricted to 55 for 3. Michael Cafferkey (22) and Guest (46 not out) weathered the storm, and Ben Clilverd chipped in an unbeaten 20 to take Sawston & Babraham to 149 for 4 for victory.
Cambridge suffered a 30-run defeat at home to Saffron Walden.
The visitors won the toss at Caldecote, and elected to bat.
Henry Campbell, fresh from a five-for on the opening weekend, struck to remove both openers with only 13 runs on the board.
But Alistair Russell (48) and Nikhil Gorantla (77) hurried the scoring along to 105 for 3, and Giles Ecclestone’s 63 off 47 runs gave it a turbo boost to take Walden to 221 for 4.
Walden closed their innings on 268 for 7. Campbell was the pick of the bowlers with three for 38.
Cambridge could not put together such big partnerships though.
Their best was 62 between Lewys Hill (32) and Johnny Atkinson (70) for the fifth wicket.
It meant that Cambridge were bowled out for 241 as Walden shared the wickets around.
Burwell & Exning suffered a 10-wicket defeat at Copdock & Old Ipswichian.
They won the toss and elected to bat first, with captain and opener Tom Griffiths hitting 53.
The problem was that he did not quite have the required support at the top of the order.
There was more resistance in the middle order, with Nicholas Huckle making 39 and No 8 Luke Du Plooy smashing 62 off 43 balls.
It meant Burwell finished their inninings on 226 for 8.
However, they were to draw a blank with the ball.
Copdock made 227 for 0, with Ben Claydon smashing 115 not out and Jack Beaumont scoring an unbeaten 92.