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Craig Park and Daniel Brown share the plaudits in Foxton win over St Ives Town


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Batsman and bowler excel

Craig Park and Daniel Brown took St Ives Town to task to guide Foxton to a 232-run win in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

St Ives won the toss and put in Foxton, and they were left to rue that decision.

Craig Park smashed 127 not out from 99 balls, including 18 fours and two sixes, and that added to Mark Bott’s 65 as Foxton finished on 273 for 4.

Foxton’s bowlers then ran riot, preventing any St Ives batsmen getting into double figures as they were dismissed for 41.

Brown took five for 21 from his 10 overs, while Liam Lofts claimed three for 4 and Park took 2 for 11.

Elsewhere in Division One, Histon were beaten by six wickets at Ramsey.

In Division Two, Sawston & Babraham won by five wickets against Huntingdon & District.

Dilshan Manamperi took four for 40 and Lewis Cracknell snared three for 29 as Huntingdon were bowled out for 164.

Nick Griggs smashed 59 not out in Sawston’s innings, with Marc Pearson adding 30 not out, as they reached 165 for 5 to win by five wickets.

Matthew Chave produced the star turn for Great Shelford as they beat Cambridge St Giles by five wickets.

Alex Stafford hit 60 not out, Tom Barnard made 44 and Josh Jordan 43 as Great Shelford were stopped on 221 for 6 after their 50 overs.

And Chave’s four for 20 off 7.4 overs stopped St Giles in their tracks as they were dismissed for 155.

Matthew Samson made 35 and Angus Thomson 34 for St Giles.

Burwell II suffered a three-run defeat to Kimbolton.

The visitors batted first and a knock of 69 from Martin Burton was the mainstay of their innings as they were dismissed for 212, as extras added to 50 to Kimbolton’s total.

Richard Potter finished off with figures of three for 6 from five overs, and captain Jamie Seabrook took three for 59.

Seabrook then offered most resistance with the bat.

He fell one short of a half century and despite innings in their 20s from Paul Redfarn (22), Nicholas Huckle (22) and Mark Bissett (27), they were bowled out for 209.

Cambridge Granta II slipped to a seven-wicket defeat to Castor & Ailsworth.

Opener Samuel Serby and middle order batsman Charles Kent both made 20, but Granta were dismissed for 104.

Castor & Ailsworth then made 107 for 3 to seal victory.



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