Burton praises Perrett after Kiwi takes six wickets in Wisbech thrashing of Camden

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett - Credit: Archant

CAPTAIN Alan Burton hailed his Kiwi speedstar Bradley Perrett after his six wicket haul helped Wisbech secure a dominant nine wicket win on Saturday.

Perrett has proved an instant hit at the club, taking 26 wickets at less than 13 a piece since he arrived in April.

He ripped through the heart of the Camden batting line up, taking 6-40 as they crumbled to 88 all out.

Wisbech knocked off a rain reduced target of 74 in 10 overs, with Gary Freear making 38 and Sam Albutt contributing an unbeaten 31.

Burton said: “We are delighted with Brad. We did not know a lot about him before he joined us but we were aware he was playing a good standard of cricket in New Zealand.

“You have two types of player - one that can do a job and the other that can win matches. Brad is a match winner.

“He is a very good bowler who gets a lot of pace and bounce and I think players in this league are not used to that sort of thing.

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“He comes in with the new ball, knocks a few batsmen over and then returns with some short, fast spells in the middle and at the end of the innings.

Burton was keen not to overlook the contribution of his other bowlers who have helped Wisbech rise to the top of the league.

He said: “Brad is definitely one of the best bowlers in the league, but I think James Williams and Craig Johnson are right up there as well.

“We are lucky to have a very well balanced attack.”

Wisbech travel to fourth place Castor tomorrow and Burton is expecting a fierce contest.

He said: “They have got a couple of guys who can win a game single-handedly.

“We need to make sure we get stuck in and play sensible cricket.”

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