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Kieren Mackenzie half-century helps Histon go top of the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One




Vansh Bajaj was in top form for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell
Vansh Bajaj was in top form for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell

Kieren Mackenzie hit a half-century to take Histon to a four-wicket win over Wisbech Town in a rain-affected match in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Wisbech won the toss and elected to bat, but quickly found themselves on 39 for 3.

They galvanised with the fourth-wicket partnership but after losing three wickets for 16 runs were on 78 for 6.

A 45-run stand between James Williams (49) and Chris Clark (29) helped them set a target of 153, with Clark their last wicket to fall.

Leach took three for 31 and Mackenzie claimed three for 24.

Histon were set a revised target for 121 from 35 overs, and they had Mackenzie to thank for reaching it.

The opener hung around to make 53 off 97 balls, as Ed Hyde was the only other player to reach double figures (25).

They got to 122 for 6 off 32.1 overs.

With Eaton Socon’s match being abandoned, Histon now have a five-point lead at the top with the top four going into the play-offs.

It is getting clustered between third and fifth place, as just 11 points separate Foxton, Wisbech and Cambridge St Giles.

Foxton were 52-run winners over Cambridge II.

Adam Webster was the star man as Foxton won the toss and elected to bat.

He smashed 122 not out, off 128 balls, with five fours and five sixes. There was also an unbeaten 55 from Harry Hopwood as they closed on 227 for 2.

Cambridge II had a revised target of 199 off 35 overs, although they were all out for 146 inside 32.4 overs.

Felix Serby was their top-scorer with 58, while Matt Daniels snared three for 31.

Cambridge St Giles earned an eight-wicket win over Ramsey.

They won the toss and put the hosts into bat, and bowled Ramsey out for 137.

Vansh Bajaj was the star man for St Giles, removing the Ramsey batsmen from No 4 to 8 for figures of five for 21 off seven overs. Sam Thain and Zaheer Hussain also got two wickets apiece.

Hussain then made 73 not out, off 76 balls including nine fours, and Will Routledge struck an unbeaten 32 off 35 as St Giles reached 138 for 2 off 27 overs.



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