It’s a fantastic final Day as title-winning Eaton Socon captain Terry signs off on a high
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Terry Day signed off on a high as title-winning Eaton Socon captain yesterday.
The champions completed their Tucker Gardner League Division Two campaign with a 96 run success at Abington.
Their two leading lights again came to fore as Jonny Carpenter hit 106 and overseas ace Mickey Hay amassed 55 to confirm his entry into the record-books as the highest run-scorer in a season in club history.
There was also a half-century for David Humphrey (52) as Eaton Socon piled up 257-4 before dismissing their hosts for 161 to bring their best-ever season to a successful climax.
There was promotion frustration for the three local teams who went into the final day of the season with hopes of following Eaton Socon up into Division One.
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Huntingdon & District completed their campaign with a 22 run triumph over Sawston & Babraham to miss out on a second successive promotion by one place and just six points to Blunham.
Kimbolton signed off with a seven-wicket success over fellow locals St Ives to finish fourth. In the process they leapfrogged the losers who end the campaign in sixth position.
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Martin Moore took 4-31 as St Ives were skittled for just 95 and Rory Fenton hit an unbeaten half-century as they breezed to victory.
Godmanchester fell at the final hurdle in their bid to complete the Tucker Gardner League Division One season in unbeaten style.
Champions Town went down to second-placed Wisbech by 148 runs in their final fixture at The Parks yesterday.
Only Tariq Aziz (37) made any real headway with the bat as they were dismissed for 139 in pursuit of 287-7.
Godmanchester travel to Norfolk Alliance champions Fakenham today for an East Anglian Premier League promotion play-off semi-final.
Back in Division One, there was a successful end to the campaign for Waresley who sneaked to a one-wicket victory over relegated March.
An unbeaten 66 from Zac Ringrose proved decisive as they passed the March posting of 194-7.
Ramsey beat relegated Warboys by eight wickets in a final-day derby.
TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE
GODMANCHESTER lost to WISBECH by 148 runs
Godmanchester 139 (T. Aziz 37).
RAMSEY beat WARBOYS by 8 wkts
WARESLEY beat MARCH by 1 wkt
March 194-7 (J. Colebrook 3-66).
Waresley 195-9 (Z. Ringrose 66no, S. Donald 39, A. Reddy 38).
ABINGTON lost to EATON SOCON by 96 runs
Eaton Socon 257-4 (J. Carpenter 106, M. Hay 55, D. Humphrey 52).
HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT beat SAWSTON & BABRAHAM by 22 runs
Huntingdon & District 144.
Sawston & Babraham 122.
KIMBOLTON beat ST IVES by 7 wkts
St Ives 95 (M. Moore 4-31).
Kimbolton 98-3 (R. Fenton 51no).