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Lewys Hill and Dana Ranaweera steer Cambridge to long-awaited victory in East Anglian Premier League




Lewys Hill was in form for Cambridge against Bury St Edmunds.
Lewys Hill was in form for Cambridge against Bury St Edmunds.

Cambridge secured their first win since May in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League as they beat Bury St Edmunds by five wickets.

At Clare College sports ground, Cambridge decided to put Bury in to bat.

Wickets fell at regular intervals, with the visitors reduced to 95 for 4 at one stage.

Opener Justin Broad (66) and Sean Park (57) helped put some gloss on the scoreboard before Bury were bowled out for 199.

Captain Lewys Hill was the pick of the Cambridge bowlers, taking the vital wicket of Broad and then cleaning up the tail to finish with four for 34.

Daminda Ranaweera was the star of the show with the bat.

He anchored the innings at No 3, making a steady 92 not out to guide Cambridge to only their fourth win of the season as they reached 203 for 5.

It helped them close the gap on Burwell & Exning, who are now third from bottom after a nine-wicket defeat at home to Saffron Walden, with only 33 points separating seven sides.

Burwell & Exning batted first at Exning Park, and their top scorer was Anthony Moor, with 31, as they were bowled out for 117.

Regis Chakabva (82 not out) and Nikhil Gorantla (25 not out) guided Walden home with ease, with the loss of just one wicket.



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