Shoib Chaudhry takes 10-9 for King’s Keys against Castor!
Cricket - Freear passes 1,000 Cambs League runs for the season
King’s Keys are closing in on a first-ever promotion to Rutland Division One.
The city side are second in Division Two after a convincing 116-run win over Castor at Easton-on-the-Hill last weekend as Shoib Chaudhry continued his stranglehold on the village club.
Earlier this season Shaoib returned figures of 6.1-5-1-5 against Castor. Last Sunday he registered figures of 6.4-38-5 for a combined analysis of 10-9 from 12.5 overs!
King’s Keys totalled 173 with Tanvir Hussain matching the entire Castor team score of 57!
“We’re playing so well at the moment,” Chaudhry said. “We’re making a big push for promotion.”
King’s Keys are at Uffington this Sunday when leaders March Town host Burghley Park and third-placed Weldon travel to Castor.
King’s Keys are also chasing promotion from Hunts Division Four.
Last Saturday they conced- ed 292-5 at Ickwell seconds, but still won on run rate after reaching 235-3 from just 27 overs before the rain came.
Basit Ali cracked an unbbeaten ton in that game.
Wisbech superstar Gary Freear passed 1,000 runs for the Cambs Division One season during an innings of 46 in a 23-run win over St Ives.
Freear reached the milestone in just his 15th innings. He’s averaging over 80.
James Williams (60) and Josh Bowers (56) both outscored Freear for a change against Division One’s bottom club.
Third-placed Wisbech travel to second-placed Ramsey this Saturday (12.30pm) with the hosts buoyant after ending the perfect season of leaders Ketton in dramatic fashion last weekend.
The Rams passed Ketton’s 258-5 thanks to a Pete Rowe overthrow from the final ball.
Ramsey reached the last delivery requiring two to win. Elliot Cafferkey struck the ball straight into the stumps at the bowler’s end and ran a single as the ball ricocheted towards cover.
Cafferkey and young Mark Saunders turned for a second with the ball in Rowe’s hands, but an inaccurate throw enabled them to scramble home for a most unlikely victory.
Ryan Smith (100) and Jordan Cafferkey (60) put on a century opening stand for Ramsey after Rowe (96) and Ashley Rodgers (94) had added 182 for Ketton’s first wicket.
Ketton still have a handsome lead at the top ahead of Saturday’s home match with Nassington.
Nassington were beaten at Eaton Socon by 53 runs last weekend.
Cambs and Bucks played out a bore draw in their Eastern Division Unicorns Championship match at Chesham.
Ashley Rodgers struck 94 for Ketton at Ramsey.