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Half-century from Andrew Bramley helps Old Leysians defeat Histon in Cambs & Hunts Premier League



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Gus Barraclough took three wickets for Old Leysians against Histon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Gus Barraclough took three wickets for Old Leysians against Histon. Picture: Keith Heppell

Andrew Bramley's half-century helped to steer Old Leysians to a four-wicket win over Histon in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Histon won the toss and elected to bat first, and Tom Griffiths was the fulcrum of their inninings. He made 67 before becoming the seventh wicket to fall, with the score on 156.

Jake Allcock assisted with 17 off 19 balls, and John Turner’s 20 and Ben Leach’s unbeaten 18, off 16 balls, meant Histon finished on 182 for 8.

Gus Barraclough snared three for 40 for Old Leysians and was also to weigh in with two hefty knocks for four to seal the victory.

But that was after Bramley had made 58 off 67 and Andrew Gale had contributed 43 off 69 as Old Leysians reached 185 for 6 inside 37 overs.

Ben Kavanagh and Hamza Rashid took two wickets apiece for Histon.

A shared effort with the ball helped Cambridge St Giles defeat Stamford Town by seven wickets in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

The Lincolnshire side won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were never given the chance to settle despite the best efforts of opener Alex Birch.

He made 53 off 57 balls, but the next best batsmen were Tom Williams (19), Brett Bennett (18) and Scott Chamberlain (18).

Stamford ended up being bowled out for 157, inside 39 overs.

The breakthroughs were multiple for St Giles, with Krishna Charit claiming three for 41, and Aatish Kean Maharaj, Chris Germon and Vansh Bajaj taking two wickets apiece.

The reply was relatively straightforward for St Giles, who achieved the target inside 29 overs thanks to Zaheer Hussain’s unbeaten 78 and Will Philps’ 55 not out.

Foxton Granta suffered a heavy 152-run defeat to Wisbech Town in Division One.

The hosts built their innings on a 78-run second-wicket partnership between Danny Haynes (57) and Josh Bowers (61) as Wisbech compiled 253 for 9. Lewys Hill was the pick of the bowlers with three for 44.

Foxton Granta never got going in their response.

Liam Hindle’s 18 was the best it got for a long time as they were reduced to 68 for 8.

Matt Daniel’s 24 off 16 at No 10 added some respectability, but they ended up being dismissed for 101.



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