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Will Bailey and Chris Dixon deliver with the ball as Sawston & Babraham II beat Foxton Granta II

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Paul Summerskill was in top form for Burwell & Exning. Picture: Mark Westley
Paul Summerskill was in top form for Burwell & Exning. Picture: Mark Westley

Will Bailey and Chris Dixon tore through Foxton Granta II to earn Sawston & Babraham II an eight-wicket win in Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two.

Sawston & Babraham won the toss and put their hosts into bat, which proved a wise decision.

Makeshift opening bowler Bailey picked up four quick wickets, and then Dixon got in on the act to remove the next four.

Ernest Pretzlik was the only Foxton Granta player to get into double figures, with 16, but he was removed by Sanish Gopalan. Bailey then finished things off for figures of five for 26, while Dixon had four for 16 as Foxton Granta were all out for 53.

The Rams lost Robbie Matthews and Ian Smith in consecutive balls to Ian Smith, but Sean Jenkins (23 not out) and Oliver Borley (17 not out) saw them home inside 14.1 overs.

In Division Three, Burwell & Exning eased to a 186-run win over Bharat Sports.

Having chosen to bat first, Paul Summerskill and Charlie Sorenson were the cornerstones of their innings. Joining forces on 81 for 2, they put on 134 runs for the third wicket, with Summerskill making 93 off 96 balls and Sorenson hitting 98 off 78.

It helped them close on 311 for 6.

Mehul Adatia was Bharat Sports’ top scorer with 34 as they were bowled out for 125.

Manish Burman claimed four for 20 off five overs and Archie Jones snared three for 18 off 5.3.

Also in Division Three, Cambourne lost by 47 runs at AK XI.

It was far from a high-scoring game as Ansar Hussain’s 29 was the best knock for AK XI in a total of 197 all out. Temoor Khan and Rumman Hasan took three wickets apiece.

But Cambourne were dismissed for 150, with Syed Obaid Hashmi (29) and Humberto De Sousa (28) their leading scorers.

In Division One, Cambridge St Giles came up just short in an eight-run defeat to Newmarket.

Joe Heather’s half-century helped Newmarket to accrue 178 before being bowled out. Sam Thain was the best St Giles bowler with four for 34.

But St Giles just could not get going with the bat.

Thain made 38 and Aatish Kean Maharaj struck 29, however, they were bowled out for 170. Andrew Fullers took five for 28.

Histon were beaten by 38 runs by Eaton Socon.

They put the visitors into bat and Tom Banks’ 50 and Joe Dawborn’s unbeaten 49, off 34 balls, helped them make 237 before being bowled out.

Hamza Rashid snared three for 31 off 10 overs.

A second-wicket stand of 94 between Tom Griffiths (69) and Ed Hyde (39) seemed to have set Histon up well for their run chase, but they went from 127 for 2 to 199 all out.

Foxton Granta also struggled in their run chase, losing by 19 runs at Ramsey.

The hosts posted a total of 236 for 8, helped by Elliot Durrant’s 68, with Raj Singh the pick of the bowlers with three for 44.

But the top order were unable to fire for Foxton Granta.

They were reduced to 60 for 6, before Johnny Atkinson’s unbeaten 77, Jake Lawrence’s 30 and Singh’s 23 helped them mount something of a challenge, before being dismissed for 217.

Kieran Haynes was a menace to Old Leysians in a 10-wicket defeat to Wisbech Town.

He took six for 27 as Old Leysians were stopped on 54, which Wisbech then knocked off without losing a wicket.

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