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Matthew Hague and Marc Pearson star in Sawston & Babraham win over Burwell II


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Alex Hellens with Wicket Keeper Sam Serby. Picture: Keith Heppell
Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Alex Hellens with Wicket Keeper Sam Serby. Picture: Keith Heppell

Huge innings are crucial to success

Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, sleeves not out Mathew Chave, red hat Chris Bevan, blue hat Alex Hellenss. wk granta Sam Serby, spinner Hamza Harshid, far end Zarman Atkar . Picture: Keith Heppell
Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, sleeves not out Mathew Chave, red hat Chris Bevan, blue hat Alex Hellenss. wk granta Sam Serby, spinner Hamza Harshid, far end Zarman Atkar . Picture: Keith Heppell

Matthew Hague and Marc Pearson were in imperious form for Sawston & Babraham as they sealed a crushing 194-run win over Burwell II in Whitings & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.

Hague walloped 162 off 167 balls, including seven sixes and 12 fours, and he was aided in his endeavours by Pearson, who smashed 123 runs off 79 balls, including nine sixes and 11 fours.

Their efforts took Sawston to 363 for 4.

Dilshan Manamperi then got to work on Burwell’s batsman.

Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Mathew Chave. Picture: Keith Heppell
Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Mathew Chave. Picture: Keith Heppell

Matthew Mitcham made 60, but the bowler claimed four for 33, with Aaron Pledger and Nick Griggs getting two wickets apiece, as Burwell were dismissed for 169.

Tom Bonham’s 118 was the undoing of Cambridge St Giles as they were beaten by 128 runs by Saffron Walden II.

His knock helped Walden to 281 all out, with Harry Peterson the star with the ball for St Giles, claiming four for 43.

St Giles made a steady start in reply, but lost three quick wickets, and despite Russell Doel’s 46, they were bowled out for 153. Jack Ormsby took four for 25.

Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Zarman Athter bowls. Picture: Keith Heppell
Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, Shelford batting, Zarman Athter bowls. Picture: Keith Heppell

Three wickets apiece from Alex Stafford and Tom Barnard guided Great Shelford to a 49-run win over Cambridge Granta II.

Shelford batted first and 44 from Stafford and 39 from Dan Heath was the backbone of their innings.

But they were halted on 168, in no small part to Hamza Rashid’s four for 21, with Zaman Akhter and Raj Singh getting two wickets apiece.

However, Granta could not really get going in reply. Dan Kindred top-scored with 29, but Stafford claimed three for 14 and Barnard took three for 20 as Granta were dismissed for 119.

Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, James van de Peer bowling. Picture: Keith Heppell
Great Shelford v Granta II - Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Cambridge, James van de Peer bowling. Picture: Keith Heppell

Craig Park smashed a century to keep Foxton hot on the heels of Division One leaders Ketton.

He hit 106 off 110 balls, including 13 fours, to set Foxton up for a 78-run win over Ramsey.

Alex Hooley (34) and James Coe (32) helped Foxton’s innings along to 273 for 9, while Kasim Ikhlaq took four wickets.

Opener Michael Cafferkey’s 66 gave Ramsey hope, but Jeff Douglas’ three for 34 and two wickets apiece from Tim O’Connell and David Fagan saw Ramsey bowled out for 195.

Amit Gupta’s century helped Godmanchester Town send Histon to a 133-run defeat.

He made 149 as Godmanchester reached 278 for 7, with David Noble, Will Brown and Ben Leach getting two wickets apiece for Histon.

But they offered little batting resistance, with David Ball’s 38 being the best as they were dismissed for 155.



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