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Peter Younghusband puts in all-round effort to guide Cambridge to win over Great Witchingham

Peter Younghusband was Cambridge's star performer. Picture: Keith Heppell
Peter Younghusband was Cambridge's star performer. Picture: Keith Heppell

Peter Younghusband produced a superb all-round display to help Cambridge to their fourth win in the last five games in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League.

They were up against Great Witchingham, and were put in to bat and saw a number of players start to build scores.

Dougie Rice (39), Daminda Ranaweera (41) and Nick Taylor (40 not out) all chipped in, but Younghusband was the pick of the bunch with 60 off 43 balls.

It helped them reach 272 for 9 at the end of their 50 overs.

Cambridge were able to pick up regular wickets to prevent any significant partnerships, and bowled out Great Witchingham for 109.

Younghusband was the leading wicket-taker with four for 21.

Kieren Mackenzie was the headline act for Cambridge in the Conference Cup for the Bertie Joel Trophy.

In the quarter-final, they hosted Stanmore at Clare College Sports Ground.

The visitors opted to bat first, but Mackenzie dismantled the top order. He took five of the top six to finish with figures of five for 27. Lewys Hill weighed in at the bottom of the order with three for 7 as Stanmore were dismissed for 106.

The burden was shared in reply as Sacha Abbasi and Daminda Ranaweera both struck 45s, the latter being undefeated, as Cambridge posted 107 for 3 to reach the semi-final.

They will host East Molesley this Sunday (September 1).

Burwell & Exning’s poor run of form in the EAPL continued as they suffered a 179-run defeat to Bury St Edmunds.

Former player Ben Seabrook made 72 for Bury, with Josh Cantrell hitting an unbeaten 114 off 101 balls. They closed their innings on 311 for 5.

Tim Catley was Burwell & Exning’s leading scorer with 32 as they were dismissed for 132. Daniel Moriarty took five for 27.

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