Round-up of the weekend’s cricket in Huntingdonshire
GODMANCHESTER ended the Tucker 1 season in third spot following an easy win over Ramsey.
Ramsey finished in seventh place, as their innings imploded inside 30 overs and James Cowan (3-23) ended with a hat-trick.
Earlier, Trent Pascoe (66) and Cowan (46*) had seen Godmanchester to a competitive 207-7. Ramsey’s Mark Edward (4-81) took wickets, but at a cost of almost six runs per over.
Paul Swannell’s bowling changes never allowed Ramsey to settle as all seven bowlers managed to get a scalp. James Markland (32) and David Carlaw (26) held up proceedings briefly but Cowan destroyed the middle order as Ramsey totalled 115.
Hunts 3 champions Houghton and Wyton finished the season in style with a three-wicket win over Werrington.
Werrington batted first but the accuracy of Simon Wales (5-34) and Trevor Mallion (3-24) restricted the total to 174 all out.
Houghton’s reply was soon in disarray as they slumped to 61-5 but they showed patience and responsibility to dig their way out.
Eben Viljeon (42), Jake Moore (29) and Dick Meadows (21*) showed the talent they will need in Hunts 2 next season as they reached 175-7 with 12 balls remaining.
Warboys took the points in Rutland 6 against Geddington. Daniel Wright (53) and Alex Grange (35) gave the Witches a platform that saw them to 165-9.
The Geddington openers got off to a positive start but the introduction of Matt Lavender (5-19) gave Warboys the smell of success. Backed up by Richard O’Leary (3-33), the home side tumbled to 132 all out.
Warboys II soon wrapped up a win in Rutland 7 against a poor Benefield side. Sam Valance (3-6) and Adam Bird (3-10) were on song as Benefield were routed for 54, and Chris Hoy (21) and Sam Latchford (20*) saw the Witches charge to 58-2 in just 12 overs.