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Nav Aujla produces blistering bowling spell as Histon beat Ramsey in Cambs & Hunts Premier League




Navdeep Aujla got five wickets for Histon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Navdeep Aujla got five wickets for Histon. Picture: Keith Heppell

Navdeep Aujla was in blistering form with the ball as Histon secured a six-wicket win over Ramsey in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first, but were soon wondering whether it was the correct decision after losing the first wicket for just one run. They steadied the ship to get to 38 for 2, but No 3 batsman Mark Saunders was left with no support.

He was 37 not out, but Ramsey were dismissed for 80. Aujla took the last five wickets in just four overs, for the loss of only 18 runs.

Ed Hyde carried his bat for Histon in reply, striking a steady 39 as they made 84 for 4 to earn the win.

Centurion Russell Doel led Cambridge St Giles to a 73-run win over Stamford Town.

They were put in to bat, and Zaheer Hussain was ticking things along before joining forces with Doel with the score on 63 for 4.

They put on 104 runs before Hussain was dismissed for 49, but Doel was left still standing, as the innings ended on 270 for 7, having made 116 off 94 balls, which included seven sixes and 11 fours.

There was a great start with the ball for St Giles as they reduced Stamford to 13 for 3.

The visitors regained their composure, but were eventually bowled out for 197.

Krisna Charit was the pick of the bowlers with three for 34.

Harry Hopwood’s half-century helped Foxton to a two-wicket win over Wisbech Town.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, but were struggling at 11
for 3.

James Williams was crucial for Wisbech, posting 81, but he was one of a quartet of batsman dismissed by Jeffery Douglas, with the Foxton bowler finishing with four for 19 off eight overs.

Steven Smith claimed three for 32 as Wisbech were all out for 164.

Hopwood then led from the top for Foxton, hitting a steady 73 before being the sixth wicket to fall with the score on 149 for 6. But they got over the line for victory.

Miles Aubrey and Sacha Abbasi combined in the middle order for Cambridge II as they won by three wickets against March Town.

Having elected to bat first, Udana Ranathunga (49) and Ruwan Pitigala (39) were the mainstays of the
March innings as they were bowled out for 201.

Navid Ahmed struck with three for 31 and Aubrey and captain Hamza Rashid claimed two wickets apiece.

Cambridge were consistently able to chip away at their target, and Aubrey’s unbeaten 46 and Abbasi’s 43 helped carry them to 203 for 7.



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