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Matt Hague steers Sawston & Babraham to victory over Eaton Socon


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Matthew Hague with the green helmet in action for Sawston & Babraham. Picture: Keith Heppell
Matthew Hague with the green helmet in action for Sawston & Babraham. Picture: Keith Heppell

Half-century from opener is the foundation to success

Opener Matt Hague led Sawston & Babraham to a four-wicket win over Eaton Socon in Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Jonathon Carpenter (71) and Olly Jefferies (61) were the mainstays of the Eaton Socon innings as they made 176 all out.

James Van De Peer took three for 14 and Aaron Pledger claimed three for 33 for Sawston & Babraham.

Hague then hit an unbeaten 81, and with 35 from Dilshan Manamperi it helped Sawston & Babraham to 180 for 6.

Foxton lost their first match in six games, going down by 106 runs to Saffron Walden.

Stephen Larsen made 75 as Walden accrued 257 for 6.

Foxton struggled to get going in reply though, with Ryan Francis their leading run-maker with 56 as they were bowled out for 151.

In Division Two, Cambridge Granta II secured a three-wicket success over Castor & Ailsworth.

Zaman Akhter, Hamza Rashid, Asama Weerasekara and Jake Lawrence took two wickets apiece as Granta bowled Castor & Ailsworth out for 181.

Sacha Abbasi made 40 and Jake Lawrence leathered 37 as Granta then reached 186 for 7.

There was more disappointment for Great Shelford as they suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Southill Park.

Knocks of 26 each from Josh Jordan and Alan Sutton helped them reach 163 for 9, but they were unable to stop the flow of runs from Southill Park, who got to 167 for 3.

Cambridge St Giles earned a five-wicket success over Ufford Park.

Ufford Park batted first and made 227 for 7, but in reply, St Giles accumulated 231 for 5 for victory.

St Giles are currently second in the table, seven points behind leaders Walden II with a game in hand.



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