RAMSEY’S defence of their Cambs & Hunts TuckerGarner League title has got off to the worst possible start.

The team who just missed out on promotion to the East Anglian League in the end-of-season play-offs last year should have beaten Foxton on Saturday - but at 84 for the loss of just one wicket, they collapsed, losing the remaining nine wickets for 35 runs as they chased just 141. They were all out 22 runs short. Top scorers James Markland (47) and Damien Clarke (32) will have felt let down by their teammates.

There was a solid partnership between Steven Smith (41) and Robert Edmond (40 not out) as St Ives took the game away from Camden in the first innings.

Camden never looked like getting close and were all out with three balls to go, still 74 runs short of the St Ives total of 175.

Bevis Moynan (5-27) and Paul Swannell were the pick of the bowlers taking eight wickets between them.

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WARESLEY made light work of Babraham, who are already struggling at the bottom of the table after losing all four of their matches.

Waresley bowled out the home side for 66 before knocking off their target in the 19th over for the loss of just one wicket.

Warboys lost their match at home to Yaxley by 21 runs when they were unable to reach the visitors' knock of 153. Jack Skidmore again starred despite the defeat, getting seven wickets from his 16 overs.

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NEEDINGWORTH were indebted to Callum Mitcham for leading them to victory in an error-strewn match at Doddington.

Both teams were happy to get in action after the weather had wrecked the start of season.

Rishi Brahmbatt was the main recipient of a succession of dropped catches as he hit 55 for Doddington, who posted a total of 159 for six from their 40 overs. Joe Morris was the pick of the bowlers with two for 36.

Needingworth found themselves at three for two as Ryan Faunch (2-24) struck twice early on - but Mitcham was not fazed by the loss of these wickets and began rebuilding, sharing partnerships of 64 with James Baldock (21) and 34 with Ian Armstrong (19).

As wickets fell at the other end, Mitcham stayed calm, seeing Needingworth home with 10 balls to spare and finishing on 83 not out.