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Ed Hyde smashes a century as Histon defeat Old Leysians in Cambs & Hunts Premier League



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Chris Germon was in top form for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell
Chris Germon was in top form for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell

Ed Hyde smashed an unbeaten ton to secure Histon a five-wicket win over Old Leysians in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Old Leysians were put into bat first and set off on course to post a challenging total.

Chris Tapping struck 57 off 60 balls, including nine fours, at the top of the order, but the impetus came in the ninth-wicket partnership between Milan Mniszko and Issy Routledge as they added 80 runs.

Mniszko struck 96 off just 74 balls, including seven fours and six sixes, while Routledge contributed 10 as Old Leysians were eventually all out for 250.

Ben Leach was the pick of the bowlers with three for 47.

Histon lost an early wicket before Tom Griffiths (36) and Hyde steadied matters.

It was when Will Brown came to the crease that they upped the ante in the race to the target.

Brown made 60, but Hyde carried his bat for 108 as Histon won with 254 for 5.

Chris Germon had the starring role for Cambridge St Giles in a 95-run win at Stamford Town.

Having been put into bat, Aatish Kean Maharaj and Sam Thain were involved in the decisive stand.

For the fourth wicket, they put on 105 with Maharaj making 44 as the score went from 67 for 3 to 172 for 4.

Thain was eventually dismissed for 65 with the innings on 226 for 7, and they added a further 19 to close on 245 for 8. Brett Bennet finished with four for 38.

Stamford were set a revised target of 196 from 33 overs, but they could get nowhere near it, and that was largely down to Germon.

He took out the hosts’ top five batsmen to finish with five for 33, and Craig Driver swept up the lower end of the order for three for 4 off four overs as Stamford were dismissed for 100.

Lewys Hill’s contribution with the ball was crucial as Foxton Granta closed the gap on leaders Wisbech Town.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, and made a solid enough start, getting to 40 without loss.

Danny Haynes hit a half-century (56) and Gary Freear made 24, but Wisbech faltered from then on.

Hill had Freear caught by Raj Singh and went on to finish with three for 17 off 10 overs, while Ravi Mahendra took two for 27 as Wisbech were dismissed for 122.

Foxton Granta lost Dougie Rice with one run on the board, but Adam Webster (38) and Alex Hooley (41) staged an 83-run second-wicket partnership.

When they were both dismissed, Harry Hopwood (15 not out) saw them over the line with 123 for 7.



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