Peterborough Town pair Paul McMahon and Asim Butt played starring roles for Cambs yesterday as they took control on the second day of their Unicorns Championship Eastern Division match against Norfolk at Horsford.
Norfolk resumed on 56-2 in reply to Cambs’ opening effort of 277 and, thanks to the efforts of McMahon and fellow spinner Josh Arksey from Burwell, they were dismissed for 181 in their first innings.
And Butt followed that up with an unbeaten ton as the visitors built up a 307-run advantage.
Miserly McMahon, the Cambs skipper, was almost unplayable and finished with the outstanding figures of 6-34 from 35.3 overs. Arksey took 4-99 from his 28 overs.
Cambs lost James Williams for one at the start of their second innings before Burwell captain Peter Richer (45) and Butt ploughed on with a good partnership, getting Cambs to 84-1 at tea.
At the close brilliant Butt was on 108 not out as Cambs reached 211-6.