Centurion Andrew Bramley dazzles with five-star show for Old Leysians
Andrew Bramley had a memorable day of which most cricketers would dream as Old Leysians beat March Town by eight wickets in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.
The all-rounder has been in top form since the start of the season, but even excelled his own standards last Saturday.
Skipper Milan Mniszko won the toss and elected to field first, on their opponents’ pitch.
Bramley was handed the ball and ripped through the top of the March order.
He claimed the wickets of Adam Conyard, Tommy Howgego, Aron Visser and Brandon Phillips to leave the hosts on 19 for 4.
Udana Ranathunga and Tyler Phillips stabilised the innings with a stand of 29, before Phillips was bowled LBW by Bramley, who finished with five for 22 off his 10 overs.
Ranathunga carried his bat for 101, as March’s innings ended on 204 for 9.
Old Leysians suffered a stuttering start to their response on 17 for 2, but that brought together Patrick Miller and Bramley.
Miller scored 70 not out, while Bramley smashed an unbeaten 115, off 94 balls, as the visitors reached their target with 205 for 2 off just 33 overs.
Opener James Gillespie anchored Cambridge St Giles to a whopping 174-run win over Ramsey.
The top of the order was in good form to amass the runs for St Giles.
Leading the charge was Gillespie, who plundered 100, including 11 fours and two sixes.
Russell Doel (38 off 14), Aatish Kean Maharaj (38 off 15), Zaheer Hussain (32) and Vansh Bajaj all chipped in as St Giles closed on 285 for 7.
Kean Maharaj made the best possible start by removing both Ramsey openers with just one run on the board.
They went on to bowl them out for 111, with Krishna Charit taking three for 18 and Chris Germon claiming three for 31.
Ravi Mahendra shone with the ball as Foxton Granta defeated Newmarket by 73 runs.
Half-centuries from Harry Hopwood (55) and Liam Hindle (52), and 41 from Liam Lombard assisted Foxton Granta making 200 for 8 from their 50 overs.
Mohammad Chowdhury (46) and Ziaf Kulasi (44) helped Newmarket get off to a flying start, but they went from 96 for 0 to 127 all out.
Mahendra (four for 39), Lewys Hill (three for 19) and Raj Singh (two for 33) tore through Newmarket.
Histon suffered a 46-run defeat to Wisbech Town.
Having elected to bat, Wisbech’s sixth-wicket 85-run partnership between Ryan Clark (58) and James Williams (58) ultimately ended up taking the game away from Histon.
The visitors closed on 271 for 7, with Om Menon and Ben Kavanagh taking two wickets apiece.
Will Brown hit a century in reply for Histon, finishing with 111, but with only three other batsmen in double figures – Tom Griffiths being the next best with 38 – they were bowled out for 225. Kieran Haynes took four for 49.