GALLERY: March cruise to win against Long Sutton in opening game

09:29 08 April 2014

March cricket v Long Sutton. Picture: Steve Williams.

March cricket v Long Sutton. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

Chris Budd top scored on his March Town debut as they cruised to an 108 run win in their first pre-season friendly of the season.

March cricket v Long Sutton. Picture: Steve Williams.March cricket v Long Sutton. Picture: Steve Williams.

Budd, who made 63, put on 107 for the first wicket with David Hodson (51) as March posted 206-3 off 40 overs.

James Harradine smashed 51 off 21 balls and Aussie debutant Steve Shaw made 22.

In reply, Long Sutton were skittled out for 98, with Stuart Mills (3-13) and Shaw (2-16) the leading bowlers.

Captain Chris Ringham said: “It was quite comfortable. It was nice to get 200 in the first game of the season.

March cricket v Long Sutton. Steve Shaw unleashes a cut. Picture: Steve Williams.March cricket v Long Sutton. Steve Shaw unleashes a cut. Picture: Steve Williams.

“David Hodson and Chris Budd will be our likely opening partnership this season so it was good to see them get half centuries.

“James Harradine came in and smashed the ball and Steve Shaw batted well for the team before he got out trying to push up the run rate.

“It was good for him to take a couple of wickets to ease the pressure on him.

“I was very pleased with the performance. As you would expect with the first game of the season, there is room for improvement, but I was happy with the players’ attitude.”

March’s next friendly is at home to Downham Town on Saturday before they take on Wisbech in their first Rutland League game of the season on Sunday.

Downham Town beat Wisbech by 19 runs in a friendly on Sunday.

Gary Freear took 3-16 to help restrict Downham to 166-9.

In reply, Wisbech looked dead and buried at 82-8 but Gareth Clingo’s 50 got them back in the game before they were bowled out for 147.

0 comments

More news stories

11:00
Laura Gentry at Orchard Nursery, March

A 35-place day nursery closed ­without warning, leaving parents angry and upset after many only discovered the closure when they went to drop off their children on Wednesday morning.

56 minutes ago
Women railway workers obscuring gas lamps at the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's Horwich works, Greater Manchester. During the First World War many women were called to work to replace the men who were serving overseas. Women worked in many areas including on the railways, on the buses and in munitions factories. LYR offical photograph.

The important role played by women and the railway during World War I is told in an exhibition which can be seen this summer.

Yesterday, 16:06
Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s bid to open a store in Whittlesey looked increasingly fragile tonight after their late efforts to overturn “onerous” planning conditions were rejected by Fenland District Council.

11:18
Herts Police

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in the centre of Peterborough in the early of hours of this morning.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

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