Cricket round-up: Batting collapse agony for Wisbech in narrow defeat to Foxton

WISBECH Town lost eight wickets for just 31 runs as they slumped to a nervy defeat against Foxton on Saturday.

James Williams’ side looked to be cruising to victory as they reached 50-2 in reply to home side Foxton’s meagre total of 89 all out.

But the dismissals of Danny Haynes (17) and Zak Brown (21) triggered a dramatic batting collapse, with no other player managing to muster double figures.

Wisbech folded nine runs short of their target, with Tom Bourne the last man out.

The visitors’ seam attack had earlier put them in control, with Williams (4-27), Brown (3-26) and Jack Hastings (3-14) getting plenty of assistance from the wicket.

Wisbech, who had their opening two fixtures rained off, sit fifth in the Tucker Gardner Premier Division thanks to the eight bonus points gained in the narrow loss.

• WISBECH’S batsmen handled the tricky conditions better on Sunday in a 67-run victory over S&L Corby.

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Danny Haynes (30) and Gary Freear (44) helped them reach 135 all out in the Rutland Division Two clash.

S&L Corby struggled in reply, as Freear (4-17) and Jack Hastings (3-7) decimated their middle order. They were eventually dismissed for 68.

• MARCH Town had their third Tucker Gardner Premier Division game abandoned due to the wet weather on Saturday - but they did play on Sunday.

The first team dodged the showers but fell to their first defeat of the season against Finedon in Rutland Division One.

Jamie Stimpson (10) was the only batsman to reach double figures as March were bundled out for 61.

Overseas star Ryan Meyer took three wickets in Finedon’s reply but they got home with four wickets to spare.