Ramsey picking up the right results at the right time in the race for the Tucker Gardner League Division One title

Captain Michael Cafferkey hit a century as Ramsey won at Burwell 2nds.

Captain Michael Cafferkey hit a century as Ramsey won at Burwell 2nds. - Credit: Archant

Ramsey captain Michael Cafferkey has told his players to focus on the pitch rather than the league table.

Cafferkey’s men closed to within two points of Tucker Gardner League Division One leaders Foxton – a team they face at the end of July - when recording a third successive victory last Saturday.

Some fine bowling and fielding compensated for a sub-standard batting display as Ramsey returned from bottom side Blunham in possession of a 29-run triumph and another big haul of league points.

Cafferkey top-scored with 31 as his side were dismissed for just 135 – a position which looked to leave them vulnerable.

But they responded impressively as Taylor West tormented the hosts with 5-24 as they were skittled for just 106.

Cafferkey and Mark Edwards both snared a couple of victims.

“Hopefully this is a run which can lay the foundations for a title challenge,” said Cafferkey.

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“It is a good time to be getting into our stride in a division where all teams seem capable of beating each other.

“The side who put a good run together will win the title and we just need to focus on doing that game-by-game.

“If we can keep winning, the table will take care of itself.

“We played poorly last Saturday at Blunham, but still managed to pick up an important result. That is a good omen in any sport.

“We didn’t bat anywhere near well enough, but we bowled and fielded superbly which was vital in such a low-scoring game.”

Next up for Ramsey is a trip to Histon tomorrowwhen Cafferkey hopes to have Kasim Ikhlaq and Sam Latchford back after injury and holiday respectively.

But Ramsey must do without the leading wicket-taker in Division One, Edwards, for the next two weekends as he is away.