Cricket: Peterborough Town pair in the runs for Cambs

Asim Butt played beautifully for 78 for Cambs against Norfolk.
Asim Butt played beautifully for 78 for Cambs against Norfolk.
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Some class from Asim Butt and some late defiance from Joe Dawborn steered Cambridgeshire into a strong position after day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash against Norfolk in Horsford (August 2).

The Peterborough Town pair were in fine form. Butt cracked 78 (12 fours) and Dawborn was 59 not out (seven fours) when Cambs were finally dismissed for 277 in their first innings. Dawborn added a crucial 42 for the final wicket with Wisbech seamer Sam Rippington (9) on his way to his first Championship half-century.

Ben Bryant, who leaves Ketton for East Anglian Premier Division cricket with Burwell this week, added 42. James Williams of Wisbech made 20, skipper Paul McMahon of Peterborough Town scored five, while opener Dan Robinson of Nassington scored two.

Norfolk were 56-2 at the close in their first innings with slow bowler Josh Arksey claiming both wickets.

The three-day game resumes today (August 3, 11am).

Lincs were involved in a tight tussle with Bucks at Tring in a top-of-the-table clash in the Eastern Division

Lincs were dismissed for 193, but reduced the home side to 178-7 by the close.

Biurne players Conrad Louth and Carl Wilson scored 22 and 13 respectively.