The town side find themselves in the Whiting & Partners Division two relegation zone after failing to win any of their three completed matches so far in 2018. Ahmeds men were skittled for just 55 in a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Thriplow at St Peters Road last Saturday. Its true that weve had a tough start, said Ahmed, who succeeded Craig Leigh as skipper ahead of this season. We werent expecting it, but I guess that is why we love the game of cricket! The weather hasnt helped and weve struggled to get settled, but I firmly believe we are not far away from winning. We were going great guns at 155-1 in our abandoned game at Saffron Walden 2nds recently so we know we do have the batting calibre required for this league. It only takes one win to change the morale in the camp and Im hopeful it will happen this weekend. Huntingdon & District are on home turf again this Saturday when hosting bottom side Great Shelford in an early-season basement battle. St Ives have also found life tough following relegation from Whiting & Partners Division One and were beaten heavily last Saturday. Jack Haycocks men went down by a whopping 249 runs at Cambridge Granta 2nds after being unable to prevent their hosts from piling up a mighty 350-5. St Ives, who havent won since the opening day of the campaign, were knocked over for just 101 in reply with 13 year-old Jack Ranganathan offering the most resistance as he made 29. Haycock said: Were struggling for availability at the moment with a couple of our main players still at university and a few others on holiday. We do need to improve in all areas but Im not overly worried.