TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: St Ives storm to the Division Two summit as Warboys are beaten in top-of-the-table tussle

Dario Cummins hit an unbeaten century as Huntingdon & District tied with Fordham. Picture: SEAN HICK

Dario Cummins hit an unbeaten century as Huntingdon & District tied with Fordham. Picture: SEAN HICKIN - Credit: Archant

St Ives jumped to the top of Tucker Gardner League Division Two after reeling off a fifth successive victory.

Ryan Withers’ men blew away bottom side Weston Colville by 142 runs yesterday to ease into pole position.

Jack Haycock hit 68 as St Ives made 236 before dismissing the struggling visitors for just 94 with Michael Speed, Nikhil Kumpukkal, Faisal Khaliq and Richard Greiller all taking two wickets apiece.

In the process they leapfrogged the two teams involved in a top-of-the-table showdown.

Warboys saw their stay at the summit ended after just seven days due to being beaten by two four wickets at March.

Skipper Matt Duncan top-scored with 78 – his second successive half-century – as Warboys reached 260-8, but it was a tally their hosts bettered with 10 balls to spare.

South African star Ruben Claassen hit his customary big score as Kimbolton eased to a five-wicket win at Newborough.

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Claassen led a successful chase with 69 while Harry Duberly was unbeaten on 58.

Claassen had earlier taken 3-55 as Newborough were dismissed for 195 while skipper Mark Roberts returned the impressive figures of 3-5.

The most dramatic conclusion came at St Peters Road where Huntingdon & District had to settle for a tie against Fordham.

Tail-ender Charlie Nelson couldn’t claim the one run required to seal victory in the final over before being dismissed off the final ball.

Frustratingly for the locals, West Indian ace Dario Cummins was stuck at the non-striker’s end on an unbeaten century as both sides finished on 210.


Division Two


Fordham 210-7.

Huntingdon & District 210 (D. Cummins 104no).

MARCH beat WARBOYS by 4 wkts

Warboys 260-8 (M. Duncan 78, M. Cooksey 46).

March 261-6.

NEWBOROUGH lost to KIMBOLTON by 5 wkts

Newborough 195 (M. Roberts 3-5, R. Claassen 3-55).

Kimbolton 196-5 (R. Claassen 69, H. Duberly 58no).

ST IVES beat WESTON COLVILLE by 142 runs

St Ives 236 (J. Haycock 68).

Weston Colville 94.