The locals lead the way by 23 points at the halfway stage of the campaign following a comprehensive 138-run success over Abington. Jonny Carpenter top-scored with 69 as the hosts posted 236-3 before three different bowlers bagged three wickets apiece as Abington were skittled for just 98. Matthew Taylor (3-8), Mickey Hay (3-14) and Ryan Vale (3-24) were the men to impress with the ball while Carpenter mopped up the other wicket for a team whose sole defeat this term came on the opening day of the season. Title rivals Blunham were forced out of action yesterday after three players were involved in a car crash while travelling to their game at Fordham. League officials have indicated that fixture will now be played later in the season. Huntingdon & District climbed into second spot after coming through a low-scoring clash at Sawston & Babraham by 26 runs. Their effort of 147 proved enough as they dismissed the hosts for 121 with Gary Mills excelling. He took 4-37 and Nik Kumpukkal bagged 3-44 to see them home. Mark Roberts took centre-stage as Kimbolton triumphed by 83 runs in an all-local affair at St Ives to move into third place. The villagers made 152 before sending their hosts packing for just 69 as Roberts claimed figures of 6-22.SCORESEATON SOCON beat ABINGTON by 138 runs Eaton Socon 236-3 (J. Carpenter 69, T. Banks 44, M. Hay 38). Abington 98 (M. Taylor 3-8, M. Hay 3-14, R. Vale 3-24). SAWSTON & BABRAHAM lost to HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT by 26 runs Huntingdon & District 147 (N. Ahmed 41). Sawston & Babraham 121 (G. Mills 4-37, N. Kumpukkal 3-44). ST IVES lost to KIMBOLTON by 83 runs Kimbolton 152 (S. Lambert 37, S. Asplin 3-19, B. Thomas 3-21). St Ives 69 (M. Roberts 6-22).