Aussie import Luke Stewart scored his first century for the club, getting there at speed off of just 75 balls. It included 3 sixes in a row of Sawston's Kiwi spinner Vaughan Blanchard, this was particulary pleasing for the Aussie! Luke was ably supported by the top order by the Cafferkey brothers Michael 28 and Simon 36 with Jimmy Markland contributing a solid 42. All 3 wickets were picked up by Vaughan Blanchard.
In reply Sawston were never really in the hunt and from around the 20th over it was really a question of whether they could hold on for a draw. Once again Sam Rippington the 5 wicket man from last week against Castor & Ailsworth was at it again. Having lost the early wicket of Luke Spears to skipper Taylor West, Sam proceeded to 'rip' out the heart of the Sawston batting with a spell of 7 overs 4 for 17. the two Michael's Kay and Cafferkey also chipped in with a wicket and despite Sam picking up his second five for in a row Sawston managed to hang for a draw, much of the credit for which must go to Mathew Ellis who batted for 17 overs for 24 not out.
Ian Rippington - 29/04/2013