TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: Cafferkey brothers help Ramsey to the Division One summit, but captain Carpenter’s heroics are not enough for Eaton Socon

Ramsey captain Michael Cafferkey.

Ramsey captain Michael Cafferkey. - Credit: Archant

Two brothers provided key contributions as Ramsey climbed to the top of the Tucker Gardner League Division One table yesterday.

Ramsey beat Burwell 2nds by possessing a superior run-rate in a rain-affected clash at Cricketfield Lane – an outcome which left them in possession of the only remaining unbeaten record at this level after Saffron Walden were beaten at Wisbech.

Elliot Cafferkey took 4-40 as Ramsey dismissed the visitors for 185 before sibling and skipper Michael hit an unbeaten 44 to guide them to 125-4 in response - and that progress proved to be enough to earn victory when the heavens opened to halt the action.

Mark Edwards (3-10) and Taylor West (32) were other notable Ramsey performers with ball and bat respectively.

Godmanchester also won in similar circumstances at Ketton after reaching 140-3 in pursuit of 162.

Captain Paul Swannell excelled with the ball as he took 4-28 before opener Tariq Aziz hit an unbeaten 81. His boundary-laden innings featured nine fours and three sixes.

Some magnificent batting and milestone bowling was not enough to prevent Eaton Socon from being pipped in a run-fest at Histon.

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Captain Jonny Carpenter continued his terrific season with a high-class innings of 162 (from 168 balls) while Matt Pateman hit 90 to register his biggest score since returning to his hometown club for this season.

Their exploits carried the locals to a mighty 318-5, but hosts Histon surpassed it when claiming victory with seven balls to spare.

That was despite a 4-43 haul for Eaton Socon bowler Ben Gowling, who became the club’s first player to claim 100 Tucker Gardner League wickets in the process.

Struggling Waresley went down to Foxton by 11 runs after coming up short in their chase.

Ashwin Reddy took 3-39 as the visitors made 198-8, but Waresley could only make it to 187-7 in reply with Sam Johnson unbeaten on 44 and Laurence Frederick contributing 41.


Division One

HISTON beat EATON SOCON by 4 wkts

Eaton Socon 318-5 (J. Carpenter 162, M. Pateman 90).

Histon 320-6 (B. Gowling 4-43).

KETTON lost to GODMANCHESTER on run rate

Ketton 162 (P. Swannell 4-28)

Godmanchester 140-3 (T. Aziz 81no).

RAMSEY beat BURWELL 2NDS on run rate

Burwell 2nds 185 (E. Cafferkey 4-40, M. Edwards 3-12).

Ramsey 125-4 (M. Cafferkey 44no, T. West 32).

WARESLEY lost to FOXTON by 11 runs

Foxton 198-8 (A. Reddy 3-39).

Waresley 187-7 (S. Johnson 44no, L. Frederick 41, C. Lewis 38).