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Waqas Hussain and Callum Guest keep Sawston & Babraham marching on in Cambs & Hunts Premier League




Waqas Hussain hit a ton for Sawston & Babraham against Cambridge II. Picture: Richard Marsham
Waqas Hussain hit a ton for Sawston & Babraham against Cambridge II. Picture: Richard Marsham

Waqas Hussain smashed a third century in a row as Sawston & Babraham had a 234-run win over Cambridge II in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

Together with the opener’s knock, Callum Guest hit a first century and Matt Hague also got into the 70s as Sawston & Babraham made 360 for 4.

Mark Smith then claimed four wickets as Cambridge were dismissed for 126.

Sawston & Babraham have won 10 out of 10 but had two games abandoned because of the weather so are only eight points clear of Eaton Socon, who have played two games more.

Ed Hyde and Jake Allcock saw third-placed Histon home to a six-wicket win over Foxton.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, and were able to build a sizeable total.

Anchoring the Foxton innings was Craig Park with an unbeaten 93, off 86 balls including 12 hours.

There were also half-centuries for Will Heslam (60) and Alex Hooley (54) as Foxton reached 278 for 5.

Josh Brown continued his barnstorming summer with Histon, smashing 109 off 61 balls, including 15 fours and five sixes, as he put on 175-run partnership for the second wicket with Amit Gupta.

He fell with the score on 183 for 2, and Gupta went two runs later for 55.

After Will Brown was bowled for 20, Hyde (29 not out) and Allcock (41 not out) got Histon to 281 for 4 for the win.

Thriplow were unable to post a challenging enough total as they suffered a five-wicket defeat to March Town.

It was the difficulty in building up partnerships that proved costly, with the best being for the second wicket between Noah Thain (32) and John Howe (18), worth 38.

Will Routledge was their top scorer with an unbeaten 46 as they were stopped on 155 for 9.

Udana Ranathunga (53) and James Harradine (38 not out) played the key parts as March won with 157 for 5.

Cambridge St Giles suffered a 68-run defeat to Huntingdon & District in Division Two.

The visitors batted first and made 209 all out, but then St Giles were dismissed for 141.

Old Leysians’ bowlers tore into Wisbech Town II to give them a 10-wicket win in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Three.

Wisbech were left to regret their decision to bat first, despite it looking a wise decision at 65-0. However, they were to then lose all 10 wickets for just 55 more runs.

John Welch took three for 20 and Thomas Cox got three for 27, while Andrew Gale claimed two for 36 and Joseph Gunn-Roberts snared two for 15.

Milan Mniszko and Chris Tapping with scores of 54 and 53 not out respectively saw Old Leysians to 121 for 0 for the win.

Old Leysians are second in the table by four points with a game in hand of Foxton II, who had a 93-run win over Bharat Sports.

Foxton made 318 for 8, and then dismissed Bharat for 225.

Jeremy Graves was the bane of Burwell & Exning II as they lost by one wicket to Southill Park.

Manish Burman (58) and Gavin Jones (50) made half-centuries for Burwell & Exning as they made 242 for 9 from their innings.

However, Graves mustered an unbeaten 55 and Shaylen Tomlinson-Patel hit 42, and with 53 coming from extras, Southill Park reached 244 for 9 with 13 balls to spare.


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