CRICKET: Dawborn stars for Cambs with bat and ball

Joe Dawborn in action.

Joe Dawborn in action.

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Peterborough Town paceman Joe Dawborn was the star of the show for Cambridgeshire yesterday (May 29) but surprisingly it was with the bat!

Dawborn smashed an unbeaten half-century to give Cambridgeshire a 125-run lead over Norfolk following the first day of their Unicorns Championship clash at Wisbech.

Cambs were struggling at 115-7 when Dawborn joined captain and Town colleague Lewis Bruce at the crease.

Together the pair put on 88 for the eighth wicket to give the hosts a chance before the skipper was clean-bowled by Ben France for 41.

Dawborn remained in the middle though, and was still there on 56 not out when Cambs were dismissed for 209 in the 73rd over. He hit seven fours.

France finished with five for 68.

Dawborn did his bit with the ball as well by getting rid of Norfolk opener James Spelman for a duck.

But after the visitors were reduced to 27-4, former Cambridge Granta man Garry Park and Lewis Denmark came in and were still there at close of play.

They amassed an unbeaten stand of 57 with Park 26 not out and Denmark 25 not out to leave the visitors on 84-4 going into today’s play.

Dawborn was the pick of the Cambs bowlers with two for 18.