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Matt Hague has an all-round impact on Sawston & Babraham

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

Matt Hague was in top form for Sawston & Babraham
Matt Hague was in top form for Sawston & Babraham

Leaders keep up promotion chase with victory

Matt Hague was in supreme form with bat and ball as Sawston & Babraham maintained their place at the top of the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two table with a 124-run win over Ufford Park.

Opener Hague hit 141 not out, including 23 fours off 151 balls, and Dilshan Manamperi struck 83 off 78 balls to help Sawston & Babraham to 284 for 4.

Hague was then in good form with the ball, taking four for 18 as Ufford Park were bowled out for 160. Nick Griggs and Manamperi also chipped in with two wickets apiece.

Jason Redinger put Cambridge St Giles to the sword in Division Two, as Kimbolton maintained their promotion push with an eight-wicket win.

Redinger plundered 108 and Chris Gilthorpe made 95 as Kimbolton reached 292 for 2.

Garryth Jackson made 65 for St Giles but had no support as they were dismissed for 145. Martin Moore claimed five for 25 for Kimbolton.

Ben Cliverd’s superb bowling figures led Great Shelford to a 135-run win over Burwell II.

Alex Stafford had top-scored with 71 not out as Great Shelford posted 222 for 9.

Cliverd then returned five for 18 as Burwell were dismissed for 87. Matt Chave and Tom Barnard also got two wickets apiece.

Craig Park efforts with bat and ball could not inspire Foxton to victory over Ramsey in Division One.

Ramsey batted first, and 64 from Ryan Smith and 40 from Michael Cafferkey were the mainstay of their innings, which was stopped on 220.

Park and Jason Coleman both claimed figures of four for 39.

Park then hit 85, but he did not have enough support throughout the innings, with a stand of 58 with Alex Hooley (28) being the best of the day as they were bowled out for 190.

Ed Hyde’s unbeaten half century guided Histon to a five-wicket win over Godmanchester Town.

The bowlers were in good form, dismissing Godmanchester for 161. Kendrick Hatton took three for 24 and Dave Poskitt claimed three for 17, while Ben Leach and Paul Johnston had two wickets apiece.

In reply, Hyde hit 50 and Leach made 49, and with 29 from Poskitt, Histon reached their target of 162 with five wickets to spare.


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