TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: Eaton Socon success leaves Ramsey on the slide but Waresley are on the rise in Division One

Eaton Socon batsman Matthew Taylor after being dismissed in their win at Ramsey. Picture: HELEN DRAK

Eaton Socon batsman Matthew Taylor after being dismissed in their win at Ramsey. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Ramsey were knocked off the top of the Tucker Gardner League Division One table yesterday – after failing to reel in another set of locals.

Matt Kirkham batting for Eaton Socon in their victory at Ramsey. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

Matt Kirkham batting for Eaton Socon in their victory at Ramsey. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Michael Cafferkey’s men slipped to a third defeat in four games when coming up 12 runs short against Eaton Socon at Cricketfield Lane.

Taylor West top-scored with 66 as Ramsey could only reach 224-9 in pursuit of the visitors’ 236 as they dropped to third in the standings.

Matt Pateman (84) and captain Jonny Carpenter (65) were the star performers as Eaton Socon amassed a fine score despite the brilliant bowling of Ramsey ace Mark Edwards, who found himself on the losing side despite returning figures of 6-33.

Carpenter also proved a handful with the ball, taking 3-38 while fellow spinner Matt Rawling bagged 3-42.


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Reigning champions Godmanchester failed to take advantage of Ramsey’s setback as they were also beaten.

Paul Swannell’s men did recover from 69-6 to reach 159 thanks to a half-century from Simon Rose, but that was not enough to prevent Nassington leaving The Parks in possession of a three-wicket verdict.

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Bevis Moynan did his best to halt the visitors with 4-28 but they still emerged victorious to move into second spot in the table. Saffron Walden are the new leaders.

Alex Scully hit an unbeaten half-century as Waresley continued their rise.

Tom Griffiths’ side claimed a second successive victory when seeing off Wisbech by eight wickets yesterday.

Jake Allcock, Nigel Buckingham-Jones, Gary Cole and Chetan Chauhan claimed two victims apiece as Wisbech were dismissed for 110.

And Scully’s unbeaten 59, which featured 10 fours and a six, ensured Waresley breezed to victory with the minimum of fuss.

TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE

Division One

GODMANCHESTER lost to NASSINGTON by 3 wkts

Godmanchester 159 (S. Rose 56).

Nassington 160-7 (B. Moynan 4-28).

RAMSEY lost to EATON SOCON by 12 runs

Eaton Socon 236 (M. Pateman 83, J. Carpenter 65, M. Kirkham 34, M. Edwards 6-33).

Ramsey 224-9 (T. West 66, J. Carpenter 3-38, M. Rawling 3-42).

WARESLEY beat WISBECH by 8 wkts

Wisbech 110.

Waresley 112-2 (A. Scully 59no).

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