Cambridge right hand opener Keith Vincent was all class as he plundered the Hamilton Old Boys’ Black bowlers for 92 on the opening day of a two-day match on Victoria Square in Cambridge on Saturday.
Cambridge won the toss in the Hamilton Cricket Association’s Senior A Sigley Cup contest and elected to bat on what looked like a super batting wicket.
Cambridge was all out for 269 in 70.4 overs and Old Boys was 51 for the loss of one wicket from 30 overs. Their chase continues this Saturday.
Vincent and Lachie Scott got to 61 when Scott fell for 36, caught and bowled by Jed Pirrit who went on to grab 5/64 from 18 overs in a superb piece of bowling. He claimed the wickets of the top four batsmen in the five-wicket bag.
At 86/3, Cambridge needed a good partnership which they got from Vincent and Nick Bateman who took the team through to 211 before Bateman fell on 55 followed five runs later by Vincent.
A valuable 16 not out from Connor Jacobsen, which featured three fours, completed the Cambridge effort.
Saif Khan, with his off-spin bowling, claimed the only Old Boys wicket to fall before stumps bowling Devehshh Bali for 14 leaving Steve Harris and Liam Calnon not out and with plenty to do on the second day.