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Sawston & Babraham clinch play-off final win to seal promotion to the East Anglian Premier League




Sawston & Babraham with the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One trophy. Picture: M3 Media (15778682)
Sawston & Babraham with the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One trophy. Picture: M3 Media (15778682)

Sawston & Babraham produced an all-round team effort to earn promotion to the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League.

Having triumphed against Witham Town in the play-off semi-final last week, they were up against Norfolk League winners North Runction seeking to gain a place in the top tier of cricket in the region.

North Runcton won the toss and elected to bat at the Spicers Sports Ground.

They were never allowed to establish a significant partnership though, with Sawston & Babraham chipping away as the wickets fell at regular intervals.

The biggest stand was for the first wicket, between George Rawlings (17) and Jack Major (12), but was only worth 25.

Ben Skipper was the highest run-maker with 25, but he was the penultimate batsman to fall, with Callum Guest claiming the last two wickets without the score being added to as North Runcton were dismissed for 107.

Mark Smith, James Van De Peer and Matthew Hague all took two wickets each, and there was one apiece for Tim Moses and Waqas Hussain.

The foundation of the reply was set by Hussain, who hit 42 off 31 balls, and with Hague (19) and Guest (17) chipping in, they reached 111 for 4 to round off a great season by achieving their ambition of reaching the East Anglian Premier League.


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