Histon’s winning machine rolls to nine-wicket success over Cambridge II in Cambs & Hunts Premier League
Histon recorded their fourth win of the season by beating Cambridge II by nine wickets in the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.
Cambridge won the toss and elected to bat, and Daminda Ranaweera anchored their innings, the problem was that he did not have enough support.
The opener made 41 off 64 balls, but when he was dismissed, Cambridge were at 65 for 9, and only added 13 runs to their total before being bowled out.
Chetan Chauhan and Sean Stevenson grabbed four wickets apiece for Histon, with Chauhan returning figures of four for 23 and Stevenson claiming four for 29.
Alfie Dixon hit a half-century off 32 balls and Kieren Mackenzie made an unbeaten 19 off 22 to help Histon to 80 for 1 off just 9.3 overs.
Cambridge St Giles came up four runs short in their run chase against Eaton Socon, suffering a two-run defeat.
They had put Eaton Socon into bat, and the hosts made 169 for 8.
No batsman really got going, and they edged their way to the total by nicking runs, with Roan Haarhoff their top scorer with an unbeaten 29.
Jonathan Yarde-Leavett, Vansh Bajaj and Krishna Charit took two wickets apiece.
The weather meant St Giles were set an adjusted target of 99 from 24.3 overs, but they were stopped on 96 for 5. Opener Bajaj was their top scorer with 19.
Foxton suffered a 53-run defeat at Ramsey.
Having decided to bat first, Jordon Cafferkey made 43 off 58 for Ramsey, Elliot Cafferkey smashed 51 not out and Stuart Calderon was unbeaten on 48 as they reached 172 for 5.
Ben Cross was the only person to get out of the teens for Foxton, with 20, as they were skittled out for 119.
David Carlaw, Calderon and Michael Cafferkey grabbed three wickets apiece.
In Division Three, Burwell & Exning II chased down Southill Park to clinch a six-wicket victory.
Southill Park were put in to bat first, and after middle-order resistance from Jeremy Graves (47) and Kieran Brazier (47), they accrued 160 all out.
Tim Davies and Edward Manning struck twice each.
Tom Newman was the leading batting light for Burwell & Exning.
He smashed 63 off 74 as Burwell & Exning reached 164 for 4.
Sawston & Babraham II earned an eight-wicket triumph over AK XI.
Having won the toss, AK XI went in to bat first but were bowled out for 120, with their tail wagging after they had been reduced to 66 for 8.
The late swing of Olly North helped him to three for 37, while Nick Griggs, Sean Jenkins and Jake Raven claimed two wickets apiece.
An unbeaten 58 from opener Ben Benson and 30 not out from Ant Phillips saw Sawston & Babraham II home with 121 for 2.
The win maintained the Rams 100 per cent start to the season and the maximum points haul was enough to see them sit top of the table with a 19-point lead.