TuckerGardner League: Waresley face Warboys with promotion still up for grabs

PROMOTION to Division One of the TuckerGardner Premier League is Waresley’s to lose when they host Warboys fellow promotion candidates this Saturday.

Waresley are sitting second in the table – in the second promotion spot below leaders Cambridge NCI – after their 77-run defeat of Hardwick & Caldecote last Saturday, and third-placed Newborough’s defeat at Cambridge.

They are two places but just eight points above their last day opponents Warboys – but third-placed Newborough are still a threat with an away game at Yaxley as their last fixture.

Things didn’t go completely smoothly for the Waresley on Saturday with the usually high-scoring Donalds pair – Simon (0) and Ian (4) – back in the pavilion early on.

It was time for a skipper’s innings and Steve Warman hit a great 61 with the team finally finishing on 189 for six from 48 overs.

Terry Hayden took four wickets while Joe Colebrook took two for 16 with Nigel Buckingham-Jones also chipping in as their opponents crashed and burned and were all out for 112.

Warboys beat Fordham by a single wicket to keep themselves in the hunt. The club only won promotion to the TuckerGardner Premier League last season when they pipped Huntingdon & District to the Hunts County Bats title on the last day.

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At Fordham the home side set Warboys a target of 126 but Warboys made heavy work of that, losing nine wickets in the chase with opener Daniel Wright top scoring with 30.

In Division One Godmanchester Town fell three short in their chase of visitors Camden’s 178, while St Ives Town beat relegated Khalsa by 35 runs.

March posted Ramsey a target of 180 but despite Jordan Cafferkey’s 39 and Sam Rippington’s 31, last season’s champions fell six runs short to lose their eighth game of the campaign.

On Saturday Ramsey will finish with a Huntingdonshire derby when Godmanchester visit the Cricketfield. St Ives are away at Nassington.