TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: Centuries for Eaton Socon, Godmanchester and St Ives men on Bank Holiday Monday while Ramsey win top-of-the-table clash at a canter
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Ramsey breezed to glory in a top-of-the-table Tucker Gardner League Division One showdown yesterday.
They strengthened their grip on top spot by sweeping to a seven-wicket success against Wisbech at Cricketfield Lane.
Jon Cade and Blake Mills bagged three wickets apiece as a Wisbech side, weakened by the absence of three players on Cambridgeshire duty, were dismissed for 163.
Former and current captains then impressed with the bat as Ramsey sealed their victory with almost 20 overs to spare.
Taylor West hit an unbeaten 53 and Michael Cafferkey struck 42 for a team who were able to draft in David Clarke, who now plays his cricket for Peterborough Town in the Northants Premier Division, to bolster their side.
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Eaton Socon captain Jonny Carpenter continued his stunning scoring spree with a third century in four games yesterday.
The red-hot skipper cracked an unbeaten 134 off as many balls to ensure his side returned to winning ways with a 142-run drubbing of lowly local rivals Waresley.
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Matt Pateman (60) and Matt Rawling (40) were also in the runs as their side piled up 304-4 before South African import Matt Kirkham inspired the downfall of the strugglers for 162. He bagged his first five-wicket haul in English cricket with 5-46.
Godmanchester opener Tariq Aziz was another centurion as his side eased to victory at Burwell 2nds.
Aziz hit an unbeaten 109 as the locals successfully chased down the hosts’ offering of 238-9.
Nikhil Kumpukkal was the star performer with bat and ball as St Ives edged clear at the top of Tucker Gardner League Division Two.
Kumpukkal hit a fine century and bagged four wickets as Ryan Withers’ side claimed a sixth successive victory when triumphing at Saffron Walden 2nds by 96 runs.
Huntingdon & District were also victorious yesterday when overcoming bottom side Weston Colville by 70 runs.
Overseas ace Dario Cummins hit his second fine score of the Bank Holiday weekend when following up an unbeaten Saturday century with 56 in this game.
Captain Martin Burton (75no) and Fazal Javed (55) also starred as the locals amassed 282-8 before restricting their hosts to 212-8 in reply. Skipper Burton claimed 3-38.
Kimbolton were beaten by March despite a second three-wicket haul in as many days from captain Mark Roberts.
His return 3-38 help to restrict the visitors to 196-6, but Kimbolton tumbled for 167 in reply.
South African ace Ruben Claasen (75) lacked the necessary support as they went down by 29 runs.
TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE
BURWELL 2NDS lost to GODMANCHESTER by 4 wkts
Burwell 2nds 238-9.
Godmanchester 241-6 (T. Aziz 109no, P. Swannell 36).
EATON SOCON beat WARESLEY by 142 runs
Eaton Socon 304-4 (J. Carpenter 134no, M. Pateman 60, M. Rawling 40).
Waresley 162 (S. Johnson 36, L. Frederick 31, M. Kirkham 5-46).
RAMSEY beat WISBECH by 7 wkts
Wisbech 163 (J. Cade 3-33, B. Mills 3-35).
Ramsey 171-3 (T. West 53no, M. Cafferkey 42).
KIMBOLTON lost to MARCH by 29 runs
March 196-6 (M. Roberts 3-38).
Kimbolton 167 (R. Claassen 75).
SAFFRON WALDEN 2NDS lost to ST IVES by 96 runs
St Ives 261-7 (N. Kumpukkal 108, J. Haycock 46).
Saffron Walden 2nds 155 (N. Kumpukkal 4-20, K. Sequenza 3-42).
WESTON COLVILLE Lost to HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT by 70 runs
Huntingdon & District 282-8 (M. Burton 75no, D. Cummins 56, F. Javed 55).
Weston Colville 212-8 (M. Burton 3-38, D. Crawford 3-40).