December 4 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 23, 2013
Wisbech Cricket Club’s amazing season ended in heartbreak with a six wicket loss to Norwich in the East Anglian Premier League play-off final.
The Tucker Gardner League and Jaidka Cup champions travelled to Postwick aware they were one win away from history but, despite a spirited performance, came up short against their impressive opponents.
Wisbech batted first and made steady progress with captain Alan Burton top-scoring with 52.
But Norwich took wickets at regular intervals and Wisbech had to settle for 187 all out.
In reply, Norwich started well but spinners Criag Johnson (2-45) and Gary Freear (1-33) hauled Wisbech back into the game.
But Sanjay Mishra’s unbeaten 69 proved the difference as Norwich reached the target with more than seven overs to spare.
Burton said: “We’ve worked really hard all season. The goal at the start of the year was to get promoted, so we’re gutted.
“The boys have got their heads down but we’ve got to remember it’s been a bloody good year. It’s the first time the club’s ever won the league.
“It’s gutting to come so close but there are a lot of positives. We’ll be back next year.”