Daniel Baker has a look at some of the local sports from around the region.
In football, Cambridge United’s rotten start to the season continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Carlisle United at the Cambs Glass on Saturday.
Reggie Lambe put the Cumbrians ahead before Medy Elito equalised from the penalty spot to level the scores.
But in what proved to be a lively first half, Tom Parkes headed home the winner for the visitors who resisted a resurgent Cambridge in the second half.
Cambridge City also had a frustrating weekend as they began life in what is effectively the eighth tier on Saturday with a home game against Ashford Town of Middlesex.
New signing Lewis Wilson had put the Lilywhites ahead, but the visitors, donning a purple strip, scored twice to come away with a 2-1 win.
Histon had a better time of it on the pitch on Saturday as they beat Ipswich Wanderers away from home by four goals to two to make it two wins from their last two games.
Evan Key scored twice and fellow defender Sheldon Weinman was also on the scoresheet alongside James Carman.
Cambridge United Women were due to play Charlton in a friendly on Sunday, but that game ended up being postponed. Their Reserves beat Northampton 5-3 in their friendly.
In rugby union, Cambridge RUFC beat South Leicester in their opening pre-season friendly at Volac Park on Saturday.
The game was measured in tries rather than by the conventional rules and Cambridge won the contest by seven tries to three.
In cricket, Cambridge Granta powered to a four-wicket victory against Burwell in their 50-over league match on Saturday.
Alex Sears was the top scorer for Granta with the bat with 87 and opening batsman Ben Claydon hit a very sturdy 79 to help them reach the 287 their opponents set them.
In the Whiting & Partners Divisions, there were wins for Histon and Waresley in Division 1 and in Division 2, Great Shelford and Sawston & Babraham were the local victors on Saturday.
In the CCA Senior League Divisions, Cambridge NCI and Fordham were the local winners in Division 1 while in Division 2, there were victories for the Old Leysians, Hardwick & Caldecote and Histon seconds. In Division 3, Cherry Hinton and Wilburton won.
In motorsport, Cambridge driver Sam Tomlinson had a mixed weekend at Donington Park in the Lotus Elise Trophy.
He came 7th in qualifying, 8th in race one and didn’t finish race two, but he did pick up 19 points which keeps in the top 10 of the overall standings.
In athletics, Cambridge Sport athlete Karim Chan won a gold for Great Britain at the recent World Para Athletic Junior Championships in Switzerland.
In tennis, Trumpington’s Yujiro Onuma is due to get his HSBC Road to Wimbledon under-14 Challenge campaign underway this week. The competition starts on Monday, August 14.
And in horse racing, there were seven races on Saturday and the winners included Peace Trail, Gold Town and Thundering Blue.
Published by Daniel Baker