HUNTS LEAGUE CRICKET: Buckden back on track thanks to Alex’s century and six of the best from Chester; Five-star Fiaz shines for Alconbury; Skipper hits unbeaten ton for flying Upwood
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A century and a six-wicket haul helped Buckden return to winning way in the Hunts League top flight.
Alex Marsh hit 100 and Matt Chester took 6-40 in a 91-run triumph at Burghley Park in Division One.
Marsh’s first ton of the summer was complimented by 52 from Richard Harris as Buckden amassed 277-8 before removing their Stamford hosts for 186.
Eaton Socon 2nds snapped a four-game losing run with a 169-run rout of Hampton. Dan Wood (70) and Karthik Jagadish (60) helped the locals to 254-6 before they dismissed their Peterborough opponents for just 85 with Ryan Vale (3-15) leading the way.
Fiaz Mirza delivered his best-ever bowling figures to help Alconbury see off Godmanchester Town 2nds by 90 run in Division Two.
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Mirza bagged 5-11 as the Town side were dismissed for 94 when chasing Alconbury’s 184, which featured 51 from Neil Suckling.
Godmanchester bowlers Jamie Rice and Jim Lunn returned identical 3-33 figures in that game.
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Captain Mitchell Newman’s unbeaten century helped Upwood see off Waresley 2nds at that level. The skipper starred with 107no in a 36-run triumph – their fourth victory in a row.
Newman’s innings helped Upwood to 239-7 before Waresley 2nds were restricted to 201-9 in reply. Tushaar Garg (59) and William Paul (44no) were the most impressive contributors while Neil Tuffin returned the seemingly popular figures of 3-33 for Upwood.