The reigning Division Two champions announced their arrival in the top flight with a 79-run triumph against Burghley Park last Saturday. Jon Mews delivered a stellar all-round display when following up a knock of 60 to help the locals post 230-9 an effort which also featured a fine 92 from opener Alex Marsh. Mews then delivered a 5-30 haul as the Stamford-based visitors were removed for 161. Matt Chester and Tom Agass also claimed a couple of wickets apiece. But there was a tough start in Division One for fellow promoted side Houghton & Wyton, who crashed to a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Hampton. The Peterborough side needed only 16 overs to eclipse Houghton & Wytons posting of 147-7, which featured an unbeaten 37 from Ryan Drage. Sawtry were another team to take a step up in their stride. The reigning Division Three champions made a successful start to life in Division Two by seeing off Godmanchester Town 2nds by 112 runs. Ian Bonsall top-scored with an unbeaten 49 as Sawtry amassed 183-5 before skittling their visitors for just 71. New skipper Dave Atkinson (3-5) and Brian Chapman (3-12) were impressive and economical in equal measure. Fellow promoted side Upwood suffered a five-wicket reverse at the hands of Ickwell, while Neil Sucklings smart all-round contribution of 31 and 3-29 couldnt save Alconbury from a three-wicket loss to Biggleswade. Relegated Waresley 2nds were also brushed aside by Blunham 2nds following a batting collapse in a five-wicket defeat. Dan Cummins (68) and Ben Irish (31) combined for an opening stand of 89, but the 10-man side saw every wicket fall for the addition of just 45 runs to be dismissed for 134 a tally the visitors had little trouble passing. TJ Harding was a key man with ball and bat as Ramsey 3rds beat Newborough 2nds by three wickets in Division Three. Harding (4-18) and Vince Woodward (4-14) skittled Newborough 2nds for 79 before Harding hit an unbeaten 32 to steer his side to victory. Robert Jarvis fine return of 4-30 was not enough to prevent Brampton from suffering a losing start in Division Four. They went down by five wickets at Peterborough-based Adidda after being dismissed for 115. Hemingford Park could muster only 70 as they were beaten by four wickets at Castor & Ailsworth 2nds in another low-scoring clash at that level.