Daniel Baker has a look at some of the local sports from around the region.
In football, Cambridge United failed to make their chances count as they were thwarted by Morecambe in League 2 on Saturday.
The U’s took to the field just 24 hours after the departure of influential midfielder Luke Berry to bitter rivals Luton Town, but could only draw 0-0.
The home side created chance after chance and Ade Azeez had the first real opportunity of the game with just seconds on the clock, but couldn’t take it.
Uche Ikpeazu, George Maris, Jevani Brown and Greg Taylor were all among the players who missed their chances too at the Cambs Glass.
After the game, manager Shaun Derry said: “I thought the performance was fantastic. Obviously, we’re clearly disappointed not to have got the three points because we felt that the performance we put in today warranted that.
“But I’m pleased, really pleased as it’s been a tough week and we’ve got through it and to come and put on that level [of performance] today was very encouraging.”
Meanwhile, Histon needed a stunner from Joe Sutton to spare them their first league defeat of the season against Wivenhoe Town on Saturday.
Lewis Blanchett won and converted a penalty to put Town ahead, but Sutton’s leveller from outside the box meant the Stutes went into their Bank Holiday Monday match with Godmanchester unbeaten in their opening seven games.
Cambridge City endured their second defeat in three games as they lost 2-1 at home to Beaconsfield on Saturday. Aaron Minhas and Charlie Lossaso put the visitors 2-0 up with just 10 minutes on the clock.
Tom Knowles, whose loan deal was extended on Sunday, halved the arrears from the penalty spot, but it wasn’t enough.
Cambridge United’s under-18’s made it two wins from three in the Youth Alliance on Saturday as they beat Peterborough 4-2.
Cambridge United Women picked up their first win of the season against Denham United on Sunday. Nuala Wayne scored twice in a 3-1 win. Their development side also beat Ipswich at the weekend.
West Wratting are the runaway leaders of the Kershaw Premier and are five points clear at the top after beating Cherry Hinton.
Great Shelford remain their closest challengers after beating Cambridge University Press and Cambridge City Development beat Foxton 4-1 for their first win of the season.
In Premier A, there were wins for Bar Hill, Girton United and Milton and in Premier B, there were at least four goals in every game, and Sawston Rovers were the only one of our sides to win as they beat Witchford 96 4-3.
In blind football, Cambridge’s Roy Turnham helped to fire England to third place at Euro 2017 on Saturday as they saw off France 2-0 in the bronze medal match.
Turnham opened the scoring to make it 1-0 as England put their semi-final penalty heartache from a few days earlier behind them.
In cricket, Cambridge’s Tom Westley has been struggling for England again against the West Indies. The ex-Cambridgeshire CCC man was out for just eight on Sunday in his country’s second innings in the second Test.
The Essex star managed just three in the first innings.
Cambridge Granta suffered run-chase heartache on Saturday as they lost by just six runs against Norwich in their 50-over league encounter.
They were set 248 to win, but were all out for 241. Michael Pepper’s 41 with the bat wasn’t enough, but bowler Owen Simonsen did take 3 for 31 and Henry Campbell managed 3 for 38.
In the Whiting & Partners Divisions, Histon and Waresley were the weekend’s winners in Division 1 while in Division 2, all our sides won except Cambridge St Giles.
In the CCA Senior League Divisions, there were wins for Abington, Cambridge NCI and Foxton seconds in Division 1 and in Division 2, only Hardwick & Caldecote lost. In Division 3, only Cherry Hinton won.
In rugby union, Cambridge RUFC continued their impressive pre-season and made it four wins from four after seeing off Bishop’s Stortford.
Their opponents led several times during the game, but the Blood and Sand took the lead in the 64th minute and stayed in control. They won 47-36.
In athletics, Cambridge & Coleridge ended their season on a high. They saw off Croydon Harriers, Stevenage & North Herts and Bexley in their final meeting of the season.
And in horse racing, there were seven races at Newmarket on Saturday and the winners included Foxy Forever and Ninjango.
Published by Daniel Baker