CRICKET: Hudson hits an unbeaten ton for Huntingdon & District, while Kimbolton sink Saffron Walden to stay top

Huntingdon & District centurion Graham Hudson. Picture: NAVID AHMED

Huntingdon & District centurion Graham Hudson. Picture: NAVID AHMED - Credit: Archant

An unbeaten century from Graham Hudson helped Huntingdon & District claim Cambs & Hunts Premier League victory yesterday.

The South African star reached three figures for the first time on a Saturday on these shores as his side saw off Cambridge St Giles by three wickets in Whiting & Partners Division Two.

Hudson finished on 103no while Amir Sidhikil contributed a valuable 36 as the Huntingdon side bettered their visitors’ offering of 200-7 at St Peters Road.

Kimbolton extended their lead at the summit thanks to a batting recovery and some fine bowling against Saffron Walden 2nds.

James Biddle’s men collected maximum points in a 179 run success. They piled up 281-7 before dismissing their opponents for just 102.


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A big score didn’t appear likely as the locals were reduced to 95-6, but Chris Gilthorpe (72), Nick Borkett (69no) and Lee Ingram (40no) improved matters considerably.

Gilthorpe and Mark Roberts then took three wickets apiece as Kimbolton’s bowlers enjoyed plenty of success.

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Bottom side Warboys suffered a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Burwell 2nds after seeing their tally of 185 eclipsed.

Captain Matt Duncan hit an unbeaten 56 for Warboys and Adam Hyde added 38.

CAMBS & HUNTS PREMIER LEAGUE

Whiting & Partners Division Two

HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT beat CAMBRIDGE ST GILES by 3 wkts

Cambridge St Giles 200-9 (N. Khan 3-25).

Huntingdon & District 201-7 (G. Hudson 103no, A. Sidhikil 36).

KIMBOLTON beat SAFFRON WALDEN 2NDS by 179 runs

Kimbolton 281-7 (C. Gilthorpe 72, N. Borkett 69no, L. Ingram 40no).

Saffron Walden 2nds 102 (C. Gilthorpe 3-14, M. Roberts 3-17).

WARBOYS lost to BURWELL 2NDS by 4 wkts

Warboys 185 (M. Duncan 56no, A. Hyde 38).

Burwell 2nds 189-6.

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