McMahon shoots out six as Cambs win

Paul McMahon bowling for Cambs against Suffolk. He took 6-81 in the second innings. Photo: Pat Ringham.
Paul McMahon bowling for Cambs against Suffolk. He took 6-81 in the second innings. Photo: Pat Ringham.
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Cambridgeshire completed an 80-run win over Suffolk at March Town CC today (July 7).

It’s a first win of the Eastern Division season for Cambs who dismissed Suffolk for 274 in their second innings. Skipper Paul McMahon, the Peterborough Town professional, bagged 6-81 in Suffolk’s second innings.

Cambs set up the win on a dramatic first day (July 5) when skittling Suffolk for just 45 in 20 overs. That gave them a first innings lead of 175 which they extended by 179 in their second innings.

Suffolk started the final day on 213-6 requiring another 142 to win, but Peterbporough Town skipper Lewis Bruce promptly run out Suffolk opener Nick Poole for 72 before McMahon claimed the final three wickets.

Wisbech seamer Sam Rippington added figures of 2-66 to his first innings spell of 4-18. Peterborough Town’s Joe Dawborn, who starts a three-day game for Northants seconds against Durham seconds at the Northampton County Ground tomorrow (July 8), bowled superbly in the first innings to take 5-21.

Peterborough Town’s other professional Asim Butt clubbed 50 from just 39 balls (nine fours) in Cambs’ second innings and there was a first Minor Counties half century for Dan Robinson of Nassington who was finally dismissed for 65.

Cambs compiled 220 in their first innings. Ben Howgego (52) top scored while Butt (39), Bruce (37) and Robinson (27) also made useful contributions.

Scores

Cambs 220 (B. Howgego 52, A. Butt 39, L. Bruce 37, D. Robinson 27, T. Huggins 7-38) & 175 (D. Robinson 65, A. Butt 50, J. Dwaborn 20no).

Suffolk 45 (J. Dawborn 5-21, S. Rippington 4-18) & 274 (N. Poole 72, P. McMahon 6-81, S. Rippington 2-66).