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Matthew Samson and Garryth Jackson steer Cambridge St Giles to victory


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Henry James (blue hat) and Daniel Jones (green hat) batting for Burwell II against Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell
Henry James (blue hat) and Daniel Jones (green hat) batting for Burwell II against Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell

Batsmen help secure first win since promotion

Matthew Samson and Garryth Jackson provided valuable innings to help Cambridge St Giles to their first win of the season in Whitings & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.

They hosted Burwell II, who batted first and made 324 for 9, with the partnership of Henry James and Dan Jones putting on 114 runs.

James was the first to go after making 80, including nine fours and two sixes, and Jones was dismissed for 69.

Ben Stone was pick of the bowlers with four for 62, while Rychard Scrase-Field took three for 55.

Samson then hit 90 and Jackson 84, with Will Phelps contributing 54, as St Giles made 325 for 6. Adam Hudson took three for 52 for Burwell.

Sawston & Babraham maintained their good form this season with a 29-run win over Warboys.

Liam Flynn was the leading run-maker for Sawston, hitting 41 in their total of 165 all out.

Matthew Lavender was the pick of the bowlers with three for 26.

But Jason Iles got to work on the Warboys batsmen, taking three for 24 as they were bowled out for 136. Matthew Hague, Aaron Pledger and Flynn also got two wickets apiece.

Cambridge Granta II came out worst in a low-scoring match against leaders Huntingdon & District.

Nomi Khan was the bane of the Granta batsman as he took four for 22 as Granta were bowled out for 78, with only Sam Serby (15), James Cowan (11) and Deepak Raj (13) making double figures.

But Jahanzib Khan (21) and Navid Ahmed (35 not out) steered Huntingdon to 81 for 6, as Zaman Akhter and Asama Weerasekara took two wickets apiece for Granta.

Great Shelford were beaten by five wickets at Blunham.



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