CRICKET: Baldwin bashes a first ton, but fellow centurion Farr ends up on losing side
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Godmanchester Town stalwart Elliot Baldwin celebrated a first-ever century last Sunday.
Baldwin, who is much better-known as a bowler, hit 104 when helping the club’s third team to a 59-run win against Sheikh XI in Division Five of the Hunts League.
Baldwin featured in a mighty opening stand of 192 along with Alec Bryden, who fell nine runs short of a century of his own. The Godmanchester side eventually reached 250-3 before dismissing their hosts for 191.
Another centurion ended up on the losing side as Waresley 2nds came agonisingly close to breaking their Division One duck last Saturday.
Dominic Farr hit 101 as the bottom side finished three runs short of victory at Southill Park, who put 223-7 on the board.
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Sam Johnson also added 66 for Waresley 2nds after Jamie Baker and Terry Hayden had taken three wickets apiece.
Fellow local side Eaton Socon 2nds slipped further into relegation trouble when also finishing just short of a big target.
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Matt Rawling hit a fine 79 as they reached 236-6 in reply to an effort of 242-9 from hosts Burghley Park, who had also beaten them the previous Saturday.
Ramsey 2nds remain one place above the drop-zone after a 161-run loss at Stamford.
Buckden are contenders to be playing top-flight cricket next summer. They climbed into second spot in Division Two with a seven-wicket triumph at Blunham 2nds.
Captain Laurie Marsh and Tom Agass both bagged three wickets as the locals dismissed their hosts for just 91.
Ilyas Ahmed smashed a spectacular 88no as Alconbury beat Nassington 2nds by 90 runs to ease clear of the relegation zone.
Abu Bakar (65) and Richard Ewing (4-39) were other notable contributors to that success.