Captain Burton says Wisbech Town can’t afford to lose derby with March Town if they wish to retain Tucker Gardener League

17:38 26 August 2014

Alan Burton. Picture: Steve Williams.

Alan Burton. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

Captain Alan Burton says Wisbech Town must beat March Town on Saturday to keep their title hopes alive.

Their quest to retain their Tucker Gardener League crown has been dealt a severe blow with consecutive defeats against Waresley and, on Saturday, Foxton/Babraham.

Wisbech batted first and found themselves languishing on 76-7 before Matt Esser’s unbeaten 43 got them up to 147 all out.

But it was always likely to prove too small a total to defend and Foxton/Babraham cruised home with eight wickets in hand.

With just three games remaining, Wisbech have been leapfrogged by Sawston and are 29 points behind leaders Ramsey.

Burton said: “It’s put us a long way behind the eight ball but we are not 100 per cent out of it. Cricket is a funny game. In the past couple of weeks we’ve not quite come good. Hopefully that will happen to Ramsey and they will drop points.

“No matter where you are in the league, a derby with March is a game you want to win and they will feel the same.

“They’ve got some good players like Steve Seymour and Chris Ringham and we know, if we want to stay in the frame for the league, we can’t afford to drop points.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

12 minutes ago

Two teenagers have been bailed after being arrested in connection with an assault in Sutton yesterday evening (Tuesday).

Yesterday, 16:47
Pc David Littlemore. Picture: John O'Reilly.

Two policemen who assaulted a partially sighted man as he sat on a park bench with his dog in Peterborough narrowly escaped going to prison today.

20 minutes ago
Ely Station

Passengers will enjoy better access and facilities at Ely station as part of a multi-million pound investment by train operator Abellio Greater Anglia.

Yesterday, 15:24
Mohammed Ahmed Miah.

A gang of fraudsters who swindled elderly and vulnerable victims across the country - including in Elm and March - out of £177,000 by claiming to be police officers have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition