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Will Phelps delivers star turn in Cambridge St Giles win over Huntingdon & District

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

Will Phelps produced a top display for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell
Will Phelps produced a top display for Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Keith Heppell

Wins also for Cambridge Granta II, Sawston & Babraham and Foxton

Will Phelps produced the goods with bat and ball as Cambridge St Giles earned a 119-run win over Huntingdon & District in Whiting & Partners Cambs and Hunts Premier League, Division Two.

No 3 batsman Phelps scored 53 and with captain Garryth Jackson hitting 71 not out, and three other batsmen chipping in with scores in the 20s, St Giles closed on 256 for 4.

The bowlers then got to work, and with Alex Meddle taking three for 41 and Phelps claiming three for 29, it helped bowl Huntingdon out for 137.

Cambridge Granta II continued as pacesetters with a 199-run win over Southill Park.

Felix Serby scored 119 not out and Rohit Bahl hit 91 as Granta built up an impressive total of 343 for 4.

In reply, Granta captain Hamza Rashid and Zaman Akhter were the thorns in Southill’s side.

Rashid took five for 39 and Akhter had a haul of four for 31 as Southill were bowled out for 144.

Great Shelford remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a six-wicket defeat to Thriplow.

Aaron Spillett was the top scorer with 19 as Freddie Lindop took four for 29 and Dan Tinkler got three for 17 to help dismiss Shelford for 121. Frederick Preston hit 38 as Thriplow won by reaching 124 for 4.

Ryan Francis was the star for Foxton as they beat Ramsey by 79 runs in Division One.

Jeffery Douglas (37) and David Fagan (32) led the way with the bat, with Foxton closing on 210 for 9.

After a run-out and a wicket for Craig Park, Francis got to work to decimate Ramsey’s top order to leave them on 58 for 5.

Sharmal Anderson also got two quick wickets, for figures of two for 30, and Ramsey were dismissed for 131, with Francis claiming the last wicket to finish with figures of four for 18.

An all-round team performance guided Sawston & Babraham to a 146-run win over March Town.

Ben Clilverd (62), Alex Stafford (52) and Jei Diwakar all got half-centuries as Sawston built an impressive total of 297 for 8.

Aaron Pledger snared three batsmen for 31 and Mark Smith grabbed four scalps for 49 as March were bowled out for 151.

Ed Hyde hit 89 and Jake Allcock scored 40, but Histon lost by 15 runs to Kimbolton.

The visitors made 217 for 8, and despite the knocks of Hyde and Allcock, Histon were dismissed for 202.


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