Warboys link up with sponsors as Hunts League gets going

WARBOYS Cricket Club presented ERMS UK’s commercial chairman Maryn Smith a framed first 11 shirt, emblazoned with ERMS UK logo, after the fruit packaging company agreed to sponsor the newly-promoted TuckerGardner Cambs & Hunts Premier League club.

Smith said: “As a local company, celebrating our 25th anniversary recently, I was keen for the company to support a local sporting club. However, it had to be the right club!

“I chose a club that not only works with young people in the community, but that is properly run, both on and off the field.”

EATON Socon II won their rain-affected game in Division Two of the Hunts League when they beat Market Deeping.

Eaton were 64 for four after 20 overs before a long rain break reduced the game to 25 overs and Deeping ended up reaching 85 for nine, Jon Carpenter taking three for 22.

Eaton knocked off the runs in the 15th over for the loss of just two wickets with Dave Humphrey hitting 30 not out and Namal Senevirathna 42.

Eaton III had an amazing comeback to earn a tie in Division Four of the Hunts League against Newborough seconds after having their top order blown away for six for five – before Macaulay Clark hit 53 to get Eaton up to 101. Newborough were 87 for five when the rain came in the 37th over meaning the scores were tied. Ben Gowling was superb with the ball with figures of 12-6-12-2.

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However, the same team suffered their first defeat of the season against Jinnah, who batted first and made 225 for nine before bowling Eaton out for just 114.

BRAMPTON snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Orton Park III in Division Four of the Hunts League.

Orton Park were put into bat but a good bowling and fielding display restricted them to 120 all out.

John Parker (five for eight) was the pick of the Brampton bowlers but the batsmen struggled along on an unpredictable wet wicket with Andy Watts (22), Duncan McGregor (35) and Mark Rix (24) moving Brampton slowly towards their target.

However, the second collapse in as many games resulted in Brampton falling agonisingly short by four runs on 116 all out.

CHARLOTTE Edwards, the England women’s captain and former Huntingdonshire youth cricketer, popped back home in her role as ambassador for the Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine scheme which aims to rejuvenate state school cricket.

During a busy afternoon, Edwards presented an Easy Cricket set to David Taylor, the Governor of Littlehey Prison, for the use of the staff and prisoners. Later she spent time coaching years three and four pupils at Alconbury Primary School, the St Ivo School girls under-13s indoor cricket team, who were the winners of the Huntingdonshire Lady Taverners’ indoor competition, and the Hunts County girls under-13s and -15s squads.