Khan’s Huntingdon & District men can ‘go close’ in thrilling Tucker promotion race

Huntingdon & District captain Freddie Khan (right).

Huntingdon & District captain Freddie Khan (right). - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon & District captain Freddie Khan is delighted his side are still in the Tucker Gardner League Division Two promotion shake-up.

A thrilling battle for second spot continues with three teams – Fordham, Huntingdon & District and St Ives – covered by just four points with five games remaining.

Huntingdon & District did briefly jump into second spot courtesy of a 46-run triumph at Newborough on Saturday. St Ives dropped to third after suffering a six-wicket setback against a Fordham side who then leapfrogged both local teams by winning their second game of the weekend on Sunday.

Khan said: “We are all very close and it is very tricky to predict what might happen during the rest of the season.

“Fordham could be dark horses after beating St Ives and Blunham at the weekend and getting themselves into second place, but there is a lot of cricket still to be played.

“We started off with the aim of finishing in mid-table so to be challenging for promotion in our first season back in this league for 15 years is terrific.

“We have had a few availability issues in recent weeks, but we are close to full-strength again now for our remaining games.

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“We will go close if everything goes according to plan and we will enjoy our cricket whatever happens.”

Nikhil Kumpukkal hit a half-century and Navid Ahmed bagged four wickets as Huntingdon & District beat Newborough.

Richard Greiller hit 65 and Kevin Sequenza bagged four wickets as St Ives went down to Fordham.

Kimbolton lost by 12 runs at Sawston & Babraham despite a five-wicket haul from Lee Ingram.