Godmanchester Town were beaten in the biggest game of the Cambs & Hunts Premier League season so far last Saturday.

Matt Durrant’s men went down by six wickets at unbeaten leaders Saffron Walden in a top-of-the-table Whiting & Partners Division One showdown.

Captain Durrant top-scored with 42 as his side reached 210 with the bat, but they suffered a huge blow when James Sykes was forced to retire through a knee injury on 25.

The leading wicket-taker in the division - with 19 victims already this season - was then unable to bowl as Saffron Walden eased to success with eight overs to spare.

Eaton Socon climbed above Godmanchester into second place after a terrific bowling performance laid the foundations for a smooth five-wicket success at struggling Wisbech.

South African star Wade Lezar produced a first five-wicket haul for the club (5-41) and fellow winter capture Joe Dawborn took 3-19 as the Fenland side were removed for 125.

Big-hitting Matt Pateman was the cornerstone of Eaton Socon’s successful reply with an innings of 40 which featured eight fours. Youngster Ollie Jefferies (25no) then saw them across the line.

Eaton Socon will now look to succeed where Godmanchester failed when hosting leaders Saffron Walden this Saturday.

Batting brilliance from two brothers set Ramsey on the way to a welcome success.

They collected only a second victory of the summer when triumphing at March by 95 runs.

Captain Michael Cafferkey hit 88 and younger sibling, Jordan, added 73 as Ramsey reached 250-6 before dismissing the hosts or 155.

Skipper Cafferkey also excelled with the ball by bagging 3-27 while Charlie Morrison claimed 3-22.

Waresley claimed a first victory of 2018 in their eighth outing of the campaign - and ensured bottom side Kimbolton’s wait for success continued.

Steve Warman’s men triumphed by 25 runs in a low-scoring contest with Dominic Farr (61) and Tushaar Garg (52) responsible for the vast majority of their runs.

In fact they were the only Waresley batsmen to reach double-figures in a total of 149 with Chris Gilthorpe taking 4-26 for Kimbolton.

But that tally proved beyond the visitors who fell 25 runs short. Nigel Buckingham Jones (3-12 from a 10-over spell which included six maidens) and Garg (3-22) were the star turns with the ball as Waresley prevailed.


Whiting & Partners Division One

MARCH TOWN lost to RAMSEY by 95 runs

Ramsey 250-6 (M. Cafferkey 88, J. Cafferkey 73).

March 155 (C. Morrison 3-22, M. Cafferkey 3-27).


Godmanchester Tn 210 (J. Cowan 42, B. Moynan 31).

Saffron Walden 211-4.

WARESLEY beat KIMBOLTON by 25 runs

Waresley 149 (D. Farr 61, T. Garg 52, C. Gilthorpe 4-26)

Kimbolton 124 (N. Buckingham-Jones 3-12, T. Garg 3-22).

WISBECH lost to EATON SOCON by 5 wkts

Wisbech 124 (W. Lezar 5-41, J. Dawborn 3-19).

Eaton Socon 126-5 (M. Pateman 40).