CAMBS CRICKET: Waresley duo put on batting masterclass in victory over Eaton Socon

Joshua Smith in action for Waresley

Joshua Smith in action for Waresley - 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.

Nicholas Taylor in action for Waresley.

Nicholas Taylor in action for Waresley. - Credit: Archant

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.