Steven Smith helps deliver Foxton to success over Sawston & Babraham
Round-up of the Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League
Steven Smith had a crucial role for Foxton as they earned a five-wicket win over Sawston & Babraham in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.
Foxton won the toss and elected to field on their home ground, and it was not long before they had the breakthrough.
Smith had Dilshan Manamperi caught by Alex Hooley for one, and then removed fellow opener Ben Benson, with Jason Coleman taking the catch.
Smith then claimed the wickets of Alex Stafford (8), caught James Coe, and Dan Heath (0) caught Jeffrey Douglas, to leave Sawston & Babraham on 40 for 4. The bowler finished with figures of four for 21.
Yannick Elliot was next up to the mark, with Nick Griggs stumped by Coe on 18, and the bowler trapped Ben Clilverd lbw for six to leave Sawston & Babraham on 51 for 6.
Elliot went on to finish with three for 14 and Sharmal Anderson got two for 14 as Sawston were dismissed for 75.
It was not a straightforward procession to victory for Foxton though. They had Mark Bott run out without getting a run on the board, and then Clilverd struck to remove Adam Webster and Alex Hooley to leave the hosts on 13 for 3.
But Elliot (17) and Craig Park steadied the innings, and the latter finished on 29 not out, guiding Foxton to 76 for 5 for the five-wicket win.
James Mynott produced a starring show for Histon as they clinched a seven-wicket win at Ramsey.
The hosts won the toss and elected to bat, but they had not reckoned on Sean Stevenson, who removed both openers for 12 and eventually finished with three for 27.
It was Will Brown that did much of the damage to the Ramsey middle order, claiming batsmen No 4, No 5, No 7 and then No 9 in a haul of four for 46 as the hosts were stopped on 215 for 9.
Histon got off to the perfect start in reply as openers Mynott and Dave Poskitt got to work.
Poskitt was dismissed one short of his half-century, but with a bit of assistance along the way, Mynott made 88 not out to help Histon to the win with 217 for 3.
In Division Two, Tariq Aziz and Ben Stone shared the plaudits as Cambridge St Giles secured an 82-run win over Blunham.
St Giles built an impressive total as captain Will Phelps hit 72 at No 3, and Aziz plundered 106 at No 4.
With some good contributions from David Shaw (35) and No 9 Mihir Vagh (23no), it carried St Giles to 312 for 9 at the end of their innings.
Stone then tore through the top of the Blunham order.
He took the first three wickets, with the Blunham trio only managing to put on nine runs between them.
Nick Harding (41), Ben Jiggins (38) and Paul Barden (61) steadied the innings for Blunham, but St Giles’ bowlers were sharing the workload to pick up the wickets.
Stone removed Barden and also took Chris Boulding to finish with figures of five for 42 as Blunham were dismissed for 230.
Great Shelford had a day to forget as they lost by nine wickets to Ufford Park.
Shelford never really got their innings going, with only Robin Mann able to get any sort of foothold, but he could only manage 30.
Wickets fell at regular intervals as they were finally bowled out for 138, and they were only able to remove one Ufford Park batsman in reply as the visitors finished on 139 for 1.
Cambridge Granta II secured a 249-run win over St Ives Town.
Granta batted first and made 350 for 5, and then bowled out St Ives for 101.