HUNTS LEAGUE CRICKET: Club legend Khan stars with six-wicket haul as Huntingdon & District 2nds claim first success of the season
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Fantastic Freddie Khan rolled back the years to lead Huntingdon & District 2nds to a first win of the Hunts League season last Saturday.
The 58 year-old Khan produced a stunning 6-25 performance to help the town team see off fellow locals Ramsey 3rds by 182 runs in a Division Three clash.
Muktesh Pandya (87no) and skipper Philip Wright (79) starred with the bat as Huntingdon & District 2nds piled up 304-6 before Khan set to work with the ball as Ramsey 3rds were removed for 122.
Warboys reeled off a sixth successive victory at that level to continue their promotion challenge.
Matt Lavender’s men eased to a six-wicket triumph at Peterborough Town 3rds. They dismissed their hosts for just 88 – Sam Vallance taking 4-17 - before Ollie Jenkins hit an unbeaten 49 to steer them to success.
Captain Lawrie Marsh led by example as Buckden snapped a four-game losing streak in Division One.
Marsh hit an unbeaten 83 and Richard Harris added 44no in their 34-run triumph at Peterborough side Hampton.
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Those contributions helped Buckden reach 219-5 before they removed their hosts for 185 with Jonathan Mews (3-30) and Matt Chester (3-31) impressing with the ball.
Eaton Socon 2nds came up 20 runs short against fellow title hopefuls AK XI.
Nick Hallam swooped for 4-38 as they dismissed their Peterborough opponents for 183, but they could only manage 163 in reply.
Bottom side Houghton & Wyton went down to Bharat Sports by eight wickets after being skittled for 82, while second-bottom Ramsey 2nds suffered a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Orton Park.
Jacob Castle hit an unbeaten 55 for the locals as they were dismissed for 143.
Dominic Marchant and Rob Nelson claimed three wickets apiece as Alconbury put their Division Two promotion bid back on track.
They triumphed by five wickets against Waresley 2nds after getting rid of their opponents for just 57.
Alex Grange hit 70 and Stephen Palmer bagged 4-31 to keep Upwood in the race for a second successive promotion. They beat Blunham 2nds by 22 runs after posting 202-9.
Little Paxton are within a point of the Division Four promotion spots after seeing off Ickwell 2nds by 20 runs last Saturday.
Reece Beavis (70) and Tony Storey (63no) steered the local lads to 195-5 before they restricted the visitors to 175-8 in reply.
Hemingford Park lost out by 40 runs in a high-scoring clash against Adidda.
Russell Brown hit an unbeaten 66 and they also benefitted from a staggering 86 extras when reaching 243-7 in reply to their visitors’ 283-8.
Brampton suffered a five-wicket setback against Castor & Ailsworth 2nds after being dismissed for 99. Andy Watts (3-18) led a mini-fightback that was in vain.