TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE: Table-topping St Ives sunk by Huntingdon & District in low-scoring derby duel

Faisal Javed bats for Huntingdon & District during their success against St Ives. Picture: HELEN DRA

Faisal Javed bats for Huntingdon & District during their success against St Ives. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Tucker Gardner League Division Two table-toppers St Ives saw their six-match winning run brought to a sudden halt by local rivals Huntingdon & District yesterday.

Runs might have been in short supply at St Peters Road, but drama certainly wasn’t as the leaders went down to a first defeat since the opening day of the season.

Ryan Withers’ side slipped up 34 runs after being dismissed for just 52 in pursuit of Huntingdon & District’s own modest offering of 86.

Only four batsman made it into double-figures all afternoon with St Ives man Tom McCarthy having the dubious honour of being the game’s top-scorer with just 19.

But he eventually became the penultimate player to fall as Huntingdon & District’s overseas ace Dario Cummins wrapped up victory with two wickets from his first two balls after Gary Mills had done much of the damage with 5-24.

Sheraz Ali (18), Craig Leigh (12) and Andrew Wright (12) were the biggest batting contributors for Huntingdon & District while Shaun Asplin and Faisal Khaliq both bagged three wickets for a St Ives side who remain top of the table.

Warboys went down to Ufford Park by five wickets as their tally of 110 proved inadequate.

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TUCKER GARDNER LEAGUE

Division Two

HUNTINGDON & DISTRICT beat ST IVES by 34 runs

Huntingdon & District 86 (S. Asplin 3-21, F. Khaliq 3-27).

St Ives 52 (G. Mills 5-24).

WARBOYS lost to UFFORD PARK by 5 wkts

Warboys 110 (D. Hyde 40).

Ufford Park 112-5.

CAMBRIDGE GRANTA 2NDS vs KIMBOLTON

cancelled

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