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Foxton take over at the top as Sawston & Babraham, Saffron Walden and Eaton Socon remain in title hunt


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Craig Park was in good form for Foxton against Waresley.
Craig Park was in good form for Foxton against Waresley.

All to play for in last weekend of Cambs and Hunts Premier League

Foxton will head to Saffron Walden this Saturday with the Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division One destiny in their own hands.

And Sawston & Babraham will be waiting to pounce on any slip-ups after the results from last weekend.

Sawston & Babraham made the trip to Walden as leaders, but they ended up suffering a 75-run defeat.

James Rushford was the scourge of the Sawston & Babraham bowlers.

They made a bright start by taking opener Stephen Larsen with only two runs on the board, but Rushford and Giles Ecclestone (52) put on 122 for the second wicket.

Rushford ended up unbeaten having made 156 off 138 balls as Walden closed on 263 for 4.

Matt Hague made 41 in reply for Sawston & Babraham and Dan Heath hit 72 not out, but they could not match the scoring of the hosts as they ended their innings on 188 for 8.

It saw them drop to second, with Walden in third, as Foxton took over at the summit with a 64-run win over Waresley, in a rain-affected match.

Opener Alex Hooley hit 47, but it was some big scoring from Craig Park and Adam Webster that was crucial.

Park made an unbeaten 100 off 68 balls and Webster hit 67 off 39 as Foxton closed on 245 for 4.

Ravi Mahendra then took an invaluable four for 8 off three overs to help restrict Waresley to 181 for 7 in reply.

Foxton have a nine-point lead over Sawston & Babraham, with Walden a further three points adrift.

Fourth-placed Eaton Socon also have an outside chance, although are 21 points off top spot, and they host Sawston & Babraham this weekend.

It will also go to the wire in Division Two after Cambridge Granta II’s defeat to Cambridge St Giles.

Garryth Jackson made an unbeaten 59 and opener Tariq Aziz retired on 50 as St Giles posted a total of 203 for 8. Hamza Rashid took three for 38.

Sam Serby and John Turner were the top scorers for Granta, both hitting 17, as they were bowled out for 118.

Mihir Vagh took three for 26 and Alexjandro Freeman claimed three for 23 as St Giles won by 85 runs.

With Thriplow beating Saffron Walden II by two wickets, it meant Granta’s lead at the top was cut to 10 points.

Granta play host to Castor & Ailsworth in the final game, while Thriplow travel to Blunham.



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