Sawston & Babraham complete weekend league and cup double
Noah Thain and Peter Hatzoglou combined on two separate fronts as Sawston & Babraham maintained their strong start to the new season.
In the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League, the Rams hosted Great Witchingham looking to make it five wins out of five, and ended up demolishing their title rivals.
Great Witchingham won the toss and elected to bat, but after a steady start of 28 for 0, they slipped to 28
Drew Beazleigh (22) and Jonjo McCabe (19) tried to get the innings back on track, but then Hatzoglou was brought back into the attack.
Two quick wickets saw them lurch to 59 for 5, and then Hatzoglou snared Charlie Rogers, Beazleigh and Peter Trewick to earn figures of five for 28.
Callum Guest added two for 6 as Great Witchingham were all out for 90.
Hatzoglou (32) and Guest (24) rushed the score along to 66 for 0, and Charlie Lewis and Dan Heath then saw the Rams home by eight wickets in 13 overs.
On Sunday, Sawston & Babraham made their debut in the National Club Championship, hosting Hornchurch in the first round.
Thain, George Darlow and Alex Stafford came into the side, with the Rams electing to bat first in the 40-over competition.
Thain and Guest forged an opening partnership of 59, but the Rams then slipped to 75 for 4.
Nathan Buck (33 from 37 balls) and Thain added 77, and the opener went on to make 92 not out, off 86 balls including nine fours, before rain forced the players off.
After a three-hour delay, the Rams’ innings came to a close to set Hornchurch a target of 190 from 32 overs under DLS.
At the end of 10 overs, Hornchurch were 55 for 2, but George Darlow was introduced and in tandem with Guest they worked their spin magic.
Darlow took three for 31 as the visitors were reduced to 65 for 8, with Guest collecting five for 12. Hornchurch were then all out for 95.
Sawston & Babraham will now face the winners of the Brentwood versus Mildenhall clash.