CAMBS CRICKET: Waresley duo put on batting masterclass in victory over Eaton Socon
- Credit: Archant
A batting masterclass from Josh Smith (79) and Nicholas Taylor (83) helped Waresley to an 80-run win over Eaton Socon on Saturday.
The visitors posted 189-2 in a rain-affected game that reduced both sides to 25 overs apiece. Captain Jonny Carpenter and Overseas ace Dale Van der Merwe took the only wickets to fall.
In their reply, Eaton collapsed to 109 all out, with wicketkeeper Matt Taylor top scoring with 41, whilst Michael Ninneman (2-7) and Chetan Chauhan (2-2) starred for the hosts with the ball.
Victory cements Waresley’s place in mid-table of Cambs and Hunts Premier Division 1, while Eaton Socon slide towards the lower reaches of the table.
Elsewhere, Taylor West starred with bat and ball for Ramsey, as they kept their Division One title hopes alive with a 67-run success over third-placed Wisbech.
You may also want to watch:
West struck 90 runs in Ramsey’s total of 260-7, before claiming bowling figures of 3-31 to cap off a brilliant all-round performance.
Captain Michael Cafferkey also hit 60, before his side dismissed the Fenmen for 193 to keep them within touching distance of top side Ketton.
- 1 See photos of the intricate final stages of the Huntingdon Viaduct removal
- 2 Market demand leads to a reduction in Alconbury homes
- 3 Award for teenager's bravery after losing his sight
- 4 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 5 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 6 St Neots murder to feature in 24 Hours in Police Custody
- 7 Road blocked due to crash involving a tractor on A14 near Godmanchester
- 8 Child rapist from St Ives has been jailed after abuse
- 9 Station hub will "breathe new life" into Huntingdon
- 10 Caravan wedged under Fens rail bridge
Godmanchester escaped with a six-run win over basement boys St Ives, in an all-local affair.
Adam Cousins (37) top scored for the visitors as they posted 167-9, with Nick Kumpukkal and Matthew Wells claiming three wickets apiece for St Ives.
St Ives fell just short of their target, with Elliott Baldwin claiming 3-22.
Kimbolton maintained their top spot in Division 2, after prevailing in a low-scoring affair at Castor & Ailsworth in a rain affected game that reduced both sides to 30-overs.
James Biddle’s men posted 100-9, with Nick Borkett (38) and Lee Ingram (15) the only Kimbolton batsmen to reach double figures.
However, overseas ace Jason Redinger claimed 4-17 to help dismiss the hosts for 94, ensuring his side won by six runs.
Huntingdon & District went down by eight wickets against Great Shelford, despite South African overseas, Graham Hudson, hitting his third league century of the season.
His knock helped the home side post 196-8, before Shelford cruised home with eight wickets and four overs to spare. Hudson and Jahanzib Khan were the only wicket takers.