Saturday cricket: A hat-trick and a heroic survival act, but Warboys stay deep in trouble
Warboys bowler Sam Latchford took a hat-trick in his side’s Tucker Gardner League Division One relegation derby draw against March yesterday.
Latchford bowled James Harradine, Ben Pyle and Matthew Vail in successive balls on his way to fine figures of 6-41 in a crunch clash at Forge Way.
March were able to recover from 17-4 to post 188-8 before Warboys had to survive a sticky situation of their own.
They bottom side looked doomed when collapsing to 92-9, but final pair James Wright and Josh England produced a super survival act as they stood strong for the final 16 overs with Warboys finishing on 127-9.
Waresley remain in trouble after going down to title-chasers Wisbech by seven wickets. Zac Ringrose hit an unbeaten 50 as they were shot out for 160.
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Godmanchester remain in pole position in the title race following a 57-run success at Foxton.
Matt Pateman’s men successfully defended their effort of 178 as three wickets apiece from Kiran Adhav and Simon Rose helped to skittle the hosts for 121. It was a 17th successive victory of a super summer.
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Reigning champions Ramsey went down to lowly Saffron Walden by three wickets in a low-scoring clash at Cricketfield Lane.
Eaton Socon’s march to the Division Two title continued as they brushed aside strugglers Khalsa yesterday.
Jonny Carpenter hit an unbeaten 97 and Ryan Brown carried his bat for 59 as the table-toppers eased to a 10-wicket triumph – cruising past Khalsa’s posting of 155 with 14 overs to spare.
A thrilling race for the second promotion spot is developing behind them.
St Ives’ hopes of going up suffered a blow as they slipped to a six-wicket loss against Fordham.
Richard Greiller (65) and Tom McCarthy (41) delivered the bulk of the locals’ 161-9 – in fact they were the only batsmen to make it into double figures as they added 96 for the third wicket.
And, despite 4-43 from Kevin Sequenza, the visitors eased to victory.
St Ives surrendered second place to Huntingdon & District who triumphed by 46 runs at Newborough.
A half-century from Nikhil Kumpukkal and four Navid Ahmed wickets were the leading individual contributions for the town side.
Another fine bowling display from Lee Ingram could not inspire Kimbolton to victory.
Vice-captain Ingram took 5-45 as they went down by 12 runs at Sawston & Babraham.
TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE
FOXTON lost to GODMANCHESTER by 57 runs
Godmanchester 178 (T. Aziz 31, P. Swannell 30, M. Pateman 30).
Foxton 121 (K. Adhav 3-17, S. Rose 3-37).
RAMSEY lost to SAFFRON WALDEN by 3 wkts
Saffron Walden 115-7.
WARBOYS drew with MARCH
March 188-8 (S. Latchford 6-41).
WARESLEY lost to WISBECH by 7 wkts
Waresley 160 (Z. Ringrose 50no).
KHALSA lost to EATON SOCON by 10 wkts
Khalsa 155 (J. Watling 4-30, M. Hay 3-20).
Eaton Socon 159-0 (J. Carpenter 97no, R. Brown 59no).
NEWBOROUGH lost to HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT by 46 runs
Huntingdon & District 218-8 (N. Kumpukkal 52, A. Wright 41).
Newborough 172 (N. Ahmed 4-27).
SAWSTON & BABRAHAM beat KIMBOLTON by 12 runs
Sawston & Babraham 175-9 (L. Ingram 5-45).
Kimbolton 163 (M. Burton 31)
ST IVES lost to FORDHAM by 6 wkts
St Ives 161-9 (R. Greiller 65, T. McCarthy 41).
Fordham 162-4 (K. Serquenza 4-43).