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Magnificent seven from Lewys Hill helps Cambridge to victory over Great Witchingham in East Anglian Premier League

Lewys Hill was in top form for Cambridge against Great Witchingham. Picture: Keith Heppell
Lewys Hill was in top form for Cambridge against Great Witchingham. Picture: Keith Heppell

Lewys Hill recorded a magnificent seven as Cambridge earned an 11-run win at Great Witchingham in the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League.

Cambridge were put into bat by Great Witchingham, and were grateful for the efforts of Daminda Ranaweera. He made a patient 97, off 172 balls including 13 fours, and it was the mainstay of the innings as no other batsman got out of the teens as Cambridge were bowled out for 174.

Peter Trewick took four for 55.

There was a similar story for Great Witchingham in reply, but they had run into Cambridge captain Hill.

Opener Sam Arthurton made 93 but Hill snared all of the top five batsmen.

He then returned to trap two of the last three batters, including the final wicket of Sam Groves, to finish with seven for 50 off 17 overs as Great Witchingham were dismissed for 163.

Mark Smith maintained his sensational form for leaders Sawston & Babraham as they clinched a 90-run win over Mildenhall.

Sawston & Babraham had been left on 19 for 3 as Tristan Blackledge (four for 49) struck three times.

Alex Stafford made an unbeaten 69 and with help from Charlie Lewis (21) and the tail they put on 105 to end up on 195 all out. Tom Rash took five for 33 for Mildenhall.

Smith got five wickets for a second week in a row for Sawston & Babraham, taking five for 20, with opening bowling partner James Vandepeer chipping in with two for 34 as Mildenhall were struggling at 39 for 7.

They were able to mount a reply, but were all out for 105 as Callum Guest also contributed three wickets for just seven runs.

Burwell & Exning found it tough going at home to Bury St Edmunds as they lost by seven wickets.

Having chosen to bat, only one of Burwell & Exning’s batsmen was able to reach double figures, and that was Tom Griffiths with 13.

It meant that they were bowled out for 65. Rufus Easdale led the way with the ball with four for 10 off 6.3 overs.

Ben Seabrook made 23 as Bury St Edmunds reached 68 for 3 inside 24 overs.

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