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Ufford beaten in a low-scoring Castor clash

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Liam Dave (2691884)

A magnificent century from opener Liam Davé helped Stamford Town to a terrific 130-run Cambs League Division Two triumph against previous table-toppers Huntingdon on Saturday.

Davé's dominant display saw the Town talisman thump 15 fours and two sixes in his 131 which helped Stamford make 283-9 from their 50 overs.

Skipper Tom Williams made 45, Simon Lem added 41 with Simon Prentice plundering 26 as Stamford racked up the runs at Uffington Road.

Davé and Williams enjoyed a superb 141-run partnership for the third wicket which helped propel Town to their terrific total.

Will Dyer then made a vital early breakthrough to dismiss Huntingdon opener Andrew Wright without scoring and leave the visitors on 3-1.

Faisal Javed (23) and Martin Burton (22) put on a half-century partnership for the second wicket but, once that was broken, Town tore through the rest of the batting.

Dyer claimed 2-26 from eight overs while Scott Chamberlain blitzed the Huntingdon middle order with 4-36 to leave Huntington reeling on 119-8.

Ben Peck then picked up the final two wickets, courtesy of catches from Williams, to dismiss Huntingdon for 153 and seal an excellent victory for Stamford.

Ufford Park suffered a fifth successive defeat after losing a low scoring clash at Castor.

The visitors were skittled out for 68 with Stuart Dockerill and Shaun Dunn both claiming three wickets apiece for the hosts.

Ufford were missing the prolific Ross Keymer and, in his absence, only three players made double figures – Joe Corder (21), Andy Larkin (12) and Joe Harrington (15no).

After losing an early wicket with Joe Harrington having Mark Wheat caught first ball by Danny Harrington, Cameron Dockerill (16) and Aiden Steels (11) steadied the home ship.

However, Wahid Javed then produced a superb spell of 4-18 from nine overs to leave the hosts struggling on 56-8.

He was well supported by Tanvier Hussain’s 2-7 from 10 overs, but a stoic rearguard action from Ryan Evans (14no) and Stuart Dockerill (2no) saw the hosts home to a narrow two-wicket win.

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