HUNTS LEAGUE: Memorable milestones for Vale brothers of Eaton Socon 2nds while another accomplished Akbar display inspires title-chasing Alconbury
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Two Eaton Socon 2nds siblings reached fine personal milestones in the same Hunts League Division One success last Saturday.
Nineteen year-old Jamie Vale cracked his first century at that level with an unbeaten 106 before younger brother Ryan (16) took a hat-trick in a five-wicket haul.
Those exploits helped secure a nine-wicket triumph against Ickwell as the Socon side won for the seventh time in eight games.
Ramsey 2nds dropped to third place after being beaten by Burghley Park in a top-of-the-table tussle at Cricketfield Lane.
David Carlaw ended up on the losing side despite a top-scoring 46 and figures of 3-24 as the Ramsey lads’ effort of 176 was eclipsed.
Fahim Akbar delivered another high-class all-round performance for Division Three table-toppers Alconbury.
Akbar top-scored with 69 and took 4-30 in a 180-run demolition of Newborough 2nds.
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Second-placed Upwood picked up their latest haul of points without having to take to the field as opponents Werrington cancelled.
Sawtry were in action, but probably wish they weren’t as they saw their promotion hopes dented.
The villagers were dismissed for just 65 as they fell to a four-wicket defeat at fellow locals Houghton & Wyton on a day when only three of the 18 batsmen who came to the crease managed to reach double-figures.
That contest was in stark contrast to Huntingdon & District 2nds’ defeat against Biggleswade at the same level.
The two teams racked up 555 runs between them with the Bedfordshire side’s 315-7 proving to much for the Huntingdon lads to equal.
They finished on 240-7 with Graham Caddy and Zeeshan Islam both hitting half-centuries. Bari Ahmed had earlier returned the fine figures of 4-26.
Brampton eased to a six-wicket victory against Great Staughton in an all-local Division Four duel.
Openers Andy Pegram (48) and Stuart Henderson (47) fell agonisingly close to half-centuries as they laid the foundations for Brampton’s successful pursuit of 159.
One man who did reach that milestone was Glen Daniels, who managed 50 for Great Staughton while Brampton bowler Peter Boardman bagged a handy 4-29.