Dougie Rice helps Cambridge Granta outshine Tom Jagot and Burwell
Big innings are the order of the day
As opening battles go, a cumulative total of 312 shows that there was runs aplenty at the top of the order when Cambridge Granta faced Burwell at Clare College in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.
And it was Dougie Rice’s 106 that proved top trumps over Tom Jagot’s 142 as Granta earned a six-wicket win.
Burwell were put in to bat and Australian Jagot was the shining light. He made 142, including 14 fours and one six, putting on 134 with captain Joe Tetley (66) and 89 with Ben Seabrook (48) as the visitors made 295 for 7.
Lewys Hill was the pick of the Granta bowlers, taking four for 69, including the wicket of Jagot.
Rice then got to work on Burwell, making an opening stand of 108 with Ben Claydon (48) and then 106 with Michael Pepper (55) before being dismissed for 106. By that point, Granta had reached 223 for 3.
Captain Johnny Atkinson then guided Granta home with an unbeaten 45 as they reached 296 for 4, with seven balls to spare.
Richard Potter helped Burwell II get a revenge of sorts as they beat Granta II by two wickets in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.
Opener Potter made 101 and there were handy contributions from James Craig (35) and Edward Manning (34) as Burwell reached 274 for 8. Deepak Raj finished with four for 52.
Zaman Akhter hit 79 for Granta, and Rajan Singh (56), Alex Lockie (48) and Dan Kindred (36) also helped keep the scoreboard ticking over, but they were stopped at 271 for 9.
Captain Jamie Seabrook played a key role for Burwell, with figures of four for 67.
Three wickets apiece for Jason Iles and Mark Smith helped Sawston & Babraham lay waste to Kimbolton in a nine-wicket win.
Only Chris Gilthorpe (20) and Martin Burton (12) got into double figures for Kimbolton as Iles took three for 30 and Smith claimed three for 12 to dismiss Kimbolton for 63.
Ben Benson (26) and Liam Flynn (22) then guided Sawston & Babraham to 66 for 1.
There was further disappointment for Cambridge St Giles as their search for a win continues after a one-wicket defeat to Ufford Park.
Andy Larkin hit 101 for Ufford Park as they reached 232 for 9, despite Mihir Vagh taking three for 36 and Kartikeya Malik grabbing three for 60.
But St Giles came up short in reply as knocks of 40 from Reimell Ragnauth and 35 from Ben Hammersley could not see them over the line as they reached 215 for 9.
Great Shelford sealed a 120-run win over Castor & Ailsworth, making 202 before dismissing Castor & Ailsworth for 82.
David Fagan hit an unbeaten half-century to steer Foxton to a four-wicket victory over Waresley in Division One.
Waresley batted first and made 233 for 8, with Michael Ninneman top-scoring with 64, Alex Scully making 56 and Charlie Lewis getting 29 to build what looked like a defendable total.
Jason Coleman and Jeffrey Douglas took three wickets apiece, with the former finishing with three for 36 and the latter three for 25.
Foxton were struggling at 129 for 5 before Fagan and James Coe (41) added 92 to take them to the brink of victory.
And Fagan’s 57 saw them past the target with three balls to spare, despite Gary Cole taking three for 40 and Ninneman claiming two for 35.
Histon suffered a 111-run defeat to St Ives Town.
St Ives batted first and opener Tom McCarthy made 83 and with the help of Nick Kumpukkal’s 45, they were dismissed for 236. David Piggott took four for 38 for Histon.
But in reply, Histon were unable to build any meaningful partnerships.
Opener Ross Daynes hit 31, but that was as good as it got as they were bowled out for 125.