Daniel Baker has a look at some of the local sports from around the region.
In football, Cambridge United finally got off the mark in League 2 on Saturday with a hard-fought away win at Crawley Town.
Jabo Ibehre scored the winning goal just minutes after coming on, but had to be substituted soon after due to a chest problem.
The U’s survived a couple of scares in the final 20 minutes and they needed David Forde to deny Jordan Roberts one-on-one and an upright to deny Matt Harrold.
But manager Shaun Derry was unhappy with fans who criticised him for not bringing on Ibehre sooner and there were calls of “Derry Out” during the match.
Derry said: “We knew Ibehre could only be that impact man and we thought he would last, but the injury came back to hurt him.
“But he needed that moment and it was that moment when he got us the goal and sadly he had to leave the field. There are reasons behind decisions and the reason behind that decision was because he was injured.
“We had a chat at half-time and said it was a first-goal game and if we can get it, we need to make sure we can hang onto it and we try and score the second.”
Meanwhile, Histon remain unbeaten in the league after a 2-2 draw with Kirkley and Pakefield which left them in sixth place at the end of the weekend.
But the Stutes threw away the lead twice with Lee Smith getting on the scoresheet both times.
On Friday, Cambridge City booked their place in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round after snatching a late home win against Stamford.
Salim Relizani popped up with the only goal of the game in what was City’s first FA Cup Preliminary Round match in over 30 years.
Cambridge United’s Women got their league season underway on Sunday and kept a clean sheet as they drew 0-0 with Leyton Orient. Their reserves were beaten 4-0 by Histon, also on Sunday.
In the Kershaw Premier, there were wins for Cambridge University Press and Foxton and defeats for Cambridge City Reserves and Great Shelford.
Cherry Hinton drew with Comberton and the Fulbourn Institute picked up a point away at Gamlingay United.
Former Cambridge manager Herve Renard guided his Morocco side into the 2018 African Nations Championship with a second leg qualifying win over Egypt on Friday.
In cricket, Cambridge-born Tom Westley got his revenge on Miguel Cummins in the historic England Test against the West Indies.
Cummins took the wicket of Westley in England’s innings, but the ex-Cambridgeshire CCC man then ran him out as the West Indies lost by an innings and 209 runs.
Cambridge Granta have now registered back-to-back wins thanks to a six-wicket victory over the Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday.
Michael Pepper and Jonny Atkinson impressed with the bat while Owen Simonsen and Chris Pepper took key wickets.
In the Whiting & Partners Division 1, Foxton were the only local winners on Saturday while in Division 2, all four of our sides won.
In the CCA Senior League Division 1, the Fulbourn Institute were the only local side to win while in Division 2, Cambourne, Hardwick & Caldecote and the Old Leysians picked up 20 points each to go with their victories.
In Division 3, Cottenham and Cherry Hinton were the weekend’s winners from our area.
In athletics, Cambridge’s Jonnie Peacock celebrated another triumph on Sunday as he won the T44 100m race at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham.
Peacock’s victory was even more impressive considering he’d been involved in the Superhero Tri Series just 24 hours earlier.
In rugby union, Cambridge RUFC recorded two pre-season friendly wins in one day as they continued their preparations for the new season.
In a slight change to the original billing, they beat Worthing 47-26 in their first game and Leicester by 33 points to seven in their second.
And in horse racing, there were seven races at Newmarket on Saturday and the winners included Case Key and Dathanna.
Published by Daniel Baker