CAMBS LEAGUE: Saranga the star turn for March

Sri Lankan all-rounder Saranga Rajaguru was the star of the show for March as they saw off local rivals Ramsey in Division One of the Cambs League yesterday (August 25).

Sunday, 26th August 2018, 10:05 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm
Saranga Rajaguru hits out during his innings of 138 against Ramsey. Picture: Pat Ringham

In-form Rajaguru smashed the Ramsey attack for 138 off 105 balls to form the backbone of a very healthy 295-9 off their 50 overs. It was his first ton for the club and he struck 20 fours and five sixes.

Next best were James Harradine with 39 and Shardul Brahmbhatt on 38 while Elliot Cafferkey (3-50) and Mark Saunders (3-58) each claimed three wickets for Ramsey.

Rajaguru then did the business with the ball as well, taking 5-37 off 8.3 overs as Ramsey were skittled for 168 to give March victory by 127 runs.

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Nikhil Gorantla put up most resistance with an innings of 48.

Danny Haynes made 66 for Wisbech but they lost a rain-affected match at Eaton Socon. Wisbech made 138-4 off 36.4 overs and Eaton Socon, for whom ex-Peterborough Town bowling star Joe Dawborn clouted 45 off 27 balls, reached the required 84-0 off 10 overs.

In Division Two, Kieran Rodgers was the unlikely matchwinner for Castor in a home win over Huntingdon.

He top scored with 61 not out - his first half-century for six years - as Castor reached 170-7 off their 50 overs after being 59-5.

Ross Porter (3-24) and Ryan Evans (3-8) were chief wicket-takers as Huntingdon were then bowled out for 118 giving Castor victory by 52 runs.

In the local derby between Stamford and Ufford there was an easy win for Stamford.

They made 255-6 off their 50 overs with big bashes from Simon Lem (80) and Tom Williams (68) before dismissing Ufford for 164 with Sam Barrett taking 5-29.