Fenland cricket roundup: June 28

PUBLISHED: 15:48 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:53 30 June 2014

George Means hit an accomplished 135 for Wisbech Grammar School against Ratcliffe College.

George Means hit an accomplished 135 for Wisbech Grammar School against Ratcliffe College.

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There was a blanket wash-out for Fenland’s cricket clubs at the weekend.

Wisbech cricket seconds v Godolphin. Picture: Steve Williams.Wisbech cricket seconds v Godolphin. Picture: Steve Williams.

The derby match between Chatteris and March II in Cambs Senior League Division One was called off when Chatteris were on 107-3.

In Cambs Junior League Division Two North, Wimblington had Wisbech III reeling at 71-6 but the rain intervened.

Games involving Wisbech II, March III, Chatteris II, Leverington and Doddington were also abandoned.

Steve Seymour’s heroics were in vain as March Town Crows suffered Jaidka Cup final heartbreak at Bretton Gate last Wednesday.

Wisbech cricket seconds v Godolphin. Picture: Steve Williams.Wisbech cricket seconds v Godolphin. Picture: Steve Williams.

They put up a spirited performance but lost by 17 runs to Bourne, who clinched their third title in five years.

Bourne batted first and posted a commanding 176-8 off their 20 overs, with Rob Bentley making an unbeaten 50 off 28 balls.

The pick of March’s bowlers was Stuart Mills (2-27) but, as a unit, March conceded far too many extras (37).

In reply, Stephen Shaw fell for 12 but Seymour, who smashed 66 off 42 balls, and David Hodson (48), gave March more than a sniff of victory.

They needed 46 runs off the last five overs but fell away at the death to end on 159-9.

JUNIOR: Opener George Means smashed 135 in 25 overs to help Wisbech Grammar School beat Ratcliffe College by 110 runs.

The 13-year-old, from Terrington Marsh, amassed the first century to be scored by anyone representing the school for two seasons.

Coach Alex Laybourne said: “George’s achievement is very impressive. It is very difficult to score a century at this level and it is a testament to the hard work of the school coaches before and the head of cricket, James Williams.”

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Begdale Road and Gosmoor Lane, Elm, have been dropped from county council plans to introduce speed cushions to slow down motorists after engineers found the road width insufficient for their installation.

An unemployed photographer and former restaurant worker from Wisbech has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of raping a five-year-old girl.

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A March police officer’s annual charity darts day, in aid of the hospital which helped him beat cancer, has raised another £8,200.

Historic Wisbech Castle is to be transferred to Wisbech Town Council on a long lease with a peppercorn rent and £150,000 loan from the county council repayable over 25 years to carry out repairs and improvements.

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