CRICKET: Ramsey win the big Bank Holiday Cambs League game

Jamie Gollands hits out for Ramsey against Wisbech. Picture: David Lowndes
Jamie Gollands hits out for Ramsey against Wisbech. Picture: David Lowndes
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Ramsey won the big game in Cambs League Division One yesterday (May 30).

They beat arch rivals Wisbech by seven wickets at Cricketfield Lane to open up a 12-point lead at the top of the table. Nassington, who beat Histon by six wickets, are now second.

Wisbech batted first and were dismissed for 163 in 40.5 overs with Jamie Gollands top-scoring on 44 and Blake Mills (3-35) and Jon Cade (3-33) both claiming three wickets.

Ramsey cruised to their victory target in 30.1 overs thanks to 42 from Michael Cafferkey and an unbeaten 53 from Taylor West.

Tom Norman (4-53) and Daniel Bandaranaike (4-15) were the destroyers for Nassington as they got Histon out for 142. Conor Craig (33no) led the Nassington reply which reached 144-4 in 34.4 overs.

Elsewhere in Division One, Ketton emerged comfortable winners against Saffron Walden. Peter Rowe took 5-29 as Saffron Walden went for 178 and then Rowe made 79 and Shakir Mahmood 74 not out as Ketton breezed to 182-2 in 32 overs.

In Division Two there were wins for March and Newborough.

March beat Kimbolton by 29 runs after amassing 196-6 from their 50 overs. James Harradine (52no) and Benjamin Pyle (59no) were the chief scorers.

Kimbolton were skittled for 167 and Sam Freedman took 3-22.

Skipper Alastair Greenwood (3-33), Aussie Kyeran Ellery (3-55) and Andrew Rowland (3-44) did the business for Newborough as they got Sawsxton out for 214.

Then in-form batsman David Cooper smashed an unbeaten 98 off 81 balls to steer Newborough to a match-winning 216-5 in 41.5 overs. He hit 12 fours and six sixes.

Ufford Park were beaten by six wickets at Cambridge Granta seconds after totalling 163-8.