A wipe-out weekend
IT WAS a miserable weekend for March Cricket Club who lost all their competitive matches. Torrential rain brought a halt to March I s Tucker League match at home to Camden on Saturday and it was abandoned after just nine overs. The first team were in acti
IT WAS a miserable weekend for March Cricket Club who lost all their competitive matches.
Torrential rain brought a halt to March I's Tucker League match at home to Camden on Saturday and it was abandoned after just nine overs.
The first team were in action on Sunday when they entertained Ramsey in the Rutland League Division Two, but they suffered a 26-run defeat.
Ramsey's total of 186 looked vulnerable and good bowling from Kurt Cunningham (3-40) and Ben Stallworthy (2-33) gave March a chance.
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Opening batsman Stallworthy got the home side off to a great start with a fine 76 not out.
With the support of Andrew Mills (32), March pushed towards their target but they were limited to 160-5 from their 45 overs.
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March III's Callum Young produced a scintillating bowling performance in the CCA League Division Three match at Wilburton but it wasn't enough.
The home side were demolished by Young who took 4-1 in seven deliveries and finished with brilliant figures of 5-15 as Wilburton limped to 56 all out.
Phil Goodfellow was also impressive as he took 3-13.
But the March batting order was equally ineffective and the visitors were reduced to 5-7.
James Mortlock and Jon Kabbery scored 15 apiece, but Wilburton's Chris Hughes took three wickets in five balls to finish with stunning figures of 7-12 and dismiss March for 47.
March IV also suffered a batting collapse in their CCA Division Three match at home to Little Downham II.
The visitors were limited to 128-9 thanks to two-wicket hauls from Josh Jackman (2-5), Lewis Hilliard (2-30) and Scott Welcher (2-35).
The March response began well when openers Glenn Hulley (22) and Lewis Hilliard (31) scored runs but the rest of the batting order collapsed and the home side were bowled out for 64.
March II suffered a five-wicket friendly defeat at home to Elmdon on Sunday.
Stephen Wallis (58) opened the batting with a fine innings and Lewis Hilliard provided support in March's total of 156-9.
The March bowlers were unable to make an impression and although Andy Bayes (2-33) and Richard Green (2-36) picked up wickets, Elmdon reached their target with five wickets remaining.
- CHATTERIS under-11s gained revenge for a defeat earlier in the season when they edged out Wisbech under-11s by just three runs.
Chatteris lost wickets at regular intervals but Will Grant held out for 18 overs and scored 10 to push Chatteris to 60-5.
Wisbech may have been confident of victory but the Chatteris bowlers produced a disciplined performance.
James Fraser conceded only three runs in four overs and good fielding from Dean Cousins led to the run out of Wyatt (16).
Asa Revell and Harry Matthews took a wicket apiece as Wisbech fell just short on 57-3.