TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: Leaders St Ives ‘Speed’ back to winning ways but Huntingdon & District miss out in late drama

Warboys batsman James Trafford on strike during his side's defeat against Saffron Walden 2nds. Pictu

Warboys batsman James Trafford on strike during his side's defeat against Saffron Walden 2nds. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Young talent Michael Speed starred as St Ives bounced back to winning ways at the first attempt yesterday.

Speed took 4-8 from seven-and-a-half fine overs as the locals preserved their position at the top of Tucker Gardner League Division Two with an eight-wicket drubbing of Sawston & Babraham.

Nikhil Kumpukkal (4-27) also did plenty of damage as the visitors were removed for 96 – a tally that St Ives had no trouble in eclipsing.

Jack Haycock (38no) batted throughout their quick and successful chase while fellow opener Umair Tariq made 40.

Huntingdon & District came up agonisingly short yesterday as they failed to follow up their success against St Ives the previous weekend.


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Martin Burton’s men went down by a single run at Ufford Park – closing on 199 in pursuit of the hosts’ offering of 200-9.

They went into the final over needing five runs for victory and with two wickets in hand, but they were both lost to run-outs – one of which arrived off the final ball.

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West Indian ace Dario Cummings hit 99 of Huntingdon & District’s runs.

Nick Borkett hit an unbeaten 56 as Kimbolton cruised to an eight-wicket triumph against Fordham.

Martin Moore had earlier taken three wickets as they removed the visitors for just 108.

Warboys endured a bad day with the bat. They were skittled for 110 in a seven-wicket reverse at the hands of Saffron Walden 2nds.

TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE

Division Two

KIMBOLTON beat FORDHAM by 8 wkts

Fordham 108 (M. Moore 3-30).

Kimbolton 112-2 (N. Borkett 56no).

ST IVES beat SAWSTON & BABRAHAM by 8 wkts

Sawston & Babraham 96 (M. Speed 4-8, N. Kumpukkal 4-27).

St Ives 97-2 (U. Tariq 40, J. Haycock 38no).

UFFORD PARK beat HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT by 1 run

Ufford Park 200-9 (C. Nelson 3-40).

Huntingdon & District 199 (D. Cummins 99, F. Javed 33).

WARBOYS lost to SAFFRON WALDEN 2NDS by 7 wkts

Warboys 110.

Saffron Walden 2nds 111-3.

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