Kimbolton began the Tucker Gardner League Division Two season with a bang yesterday.

The villagers needed only two-and-a-half hours to blitz Weston Colville by eight wickets in their curtain-raiser.

The visitors were skittled for just 47 as Chris Gilthorpe (3-6), Lee Ingram (3-27), Martin Moore (2-1) and captain Mark Roberts (2-6) delivered a supreme bowling display.

And they had no trouble in easing past the modest victory target with Rory Fenton and James Biddle guiding them home in double-quick time.

The other three local teams at Division Two level started the season on a losing note.

Huntingdon & District came up 18 runs short in a valiant run chase against Saffron Walden 2nds at St Peters Road.

Zubair Mqsood and returning skipper Martin Burton both claimed three wickets as Huntingdon & District dismissed the visitors for 229.

They reached 211-8 in reply with Craig Leigh (78) and Faisal Javed (58) providing the best contributions.

There were also three wickets for Belgian international capture Faisal Khaliq for St Ives, but they also arrived in defeat.

The locals went down by 66 runs at Newborough. Only Richard Greiller (47) made any significant progress with the bat as St Ives were dismissed for 137 in pursuit of the hosts’ 203.

Warboys were well beaten in their first Division Two outing after relegation.

They went down by 126 runs at Cambridge Granta 2nds after being dismissed for 200 in pursuit of the hosts’ posting of 326-8.

New overseas player Adam Fahey made a pleasing introduction to English cricket by top-scoring with 45 after Adam Hyde had taken 3-57.

TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE

Division Two

CAMBRIDGE GRANTA 2NDS beat WARBOYS by 126 runs

Cambridge Granta 2nds 326-8 (A. Hyde 3-57).

Warboys 200 (A. Fahey 45).

HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT lost to SAFFRON WALDEN 2nds by 18 runs

Saffron Walden 2nds 229 (Z. Maqsood 3-28, M. Burton 3-33).

Huntingdon & District 211-8 (C. Leigh 78, F. Javed 58)

KIMBOLTON beat WESTON COLVILLE by 8 wkts

Weston Colville 47 (C. Gilthorpe 3-6, L. Ingram 3-27).

Kimbolton 49-2.

NEWBOROUGH beat ST IVES by 66 runs

Newborough 203 (F. Khaliq 3-23).

St Ives 137 (R. Greiller 47).