Fenland cricket round-up
Wisbech I v Nassington I
WISBECH, March, Chatteris, Leverington and Wimblington were all in cricket action at the weekend.
Wisbech I v Nassington I
A KNOCK of 55 from Zak Brown - including seven fours and a six - led Wisbech to a narrow two-wicket victory against Nassington.
Nassington batted first and were bowled all out for 141. Sam Brandon took 4-55, James Williams 3-29 and Craig Johnson 3-39.
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A short rain shower reduced Wisbech’s target to 135, but Brown’s half century helped Wisbech home with two wickets to spare.
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MARCH seconds suffered a disappointing six-wicket defeat at the hands of Cottenham.
Richard Green scored 46 and John Wallis 42 but March were all out for 160 after a five-wicket haul from Cottenham’s Mark Evans.
Cottenham comfortably reached their target, with Stuart Cronin scoring 60 not out supported by Nick Davies with 46.
Isleham II v March IV
A SUPERB century from Robert Blair saw Isleham easily overcome March Fourths.
Blair scored 118 in Isleham’s 281-4. He was supported by good performances from Josh Goff (47) and Robert Leigh (39). Sam Mason took 3-41 for March.
March responded through James Shepherd and Toby Nulty (both 37) but finished 161 all out, 120 runs short of Isleham’s total.
St Ives II v March III
JAMES Biddle put up a fantastic 104 not out as St Ives saw narrowly beat March.
James Stimpson led the March bowling attack, taking both of the two wickets that St Ives lost in their innings of 183-2.
March responded through Gary Nicholls (30) and Manuj Patel (29) but fell seven runs short of their target.
Fordham I v March I
MATT Wilcox took six wickets for just 16 runs as March beat Fordham by 32 runs.
March batted first, with solid performances throughout the order as March reached 183 all out.
But Wilcox devastated the Fordham response, taking four early wickets. Fordham never recovered and were eventually all out for 151,
Wisbech IV v Witcham II
SURAJ Karavadra and Bob Burgess inspired Wisbech to a comfortable win.
Karavadra scored 91 with the bat to lead Wisbech to 234, despite the bowling of Callum Steel (3-45).
Witcham responded through Ian Saberton (38) and Lloyd Few (51), but Bob Burgess took six wickets for 38 runs and Witcham finished all out for 153.
Littleport II v Wisbech III
WISBECH took a comfortable victory against Littleport, who were dismissed for just 80 after a devastating 6-24 from Paul Strickle.
After reaching their target, Wisbech batted through their 40 overs and scored 215-5. James Dod hit a brilliant 84 and Strickle followed up his impressive bowling with a knock of 28.
Girton I v Wisbech II
MATTHEW Parrin Jnr continued his good form with a half century but could not stop Wisbech falling to a three-wicket defeat.
Wisbech were all out for 174, with Adrian Clare scoring 34 and Tom Bourne finishing on 32 not out.
Lyndon Waters (2-27) and Bourne (2-41) led the Wisbech bowling attack but it wasn’t enough to stop Girton reaching their target.
Bourne Sunday I v Wisbech Rutland I
BOURNE easily saw off the Wisbech threat thanks mostly to an excellent batting display from number three Conrad Louth.
Having won the toss Wisbech batted first. Simon Freear ran up a quickfire 23 and was supported by number seven Dom Stannard (29), but bowling figures of 4-27 from Fahad Masood put Bourne saw Wisbech all out for 123.
Louth scored 83 in Bourne’s response and saw them safely reach their target with seven wickets to spare.
Wimblington II v Chatteris III
CHATTERIS continued their recent run of form by overcoming Wimblington on Saturday.
Wimblington batted first but brilliant bowling figures of 3-7 from Chatteris’ Luke Matthews ensured that Wimblington finished all out for 133 despite number four Paul King top scoring with 31 not out.
Chatteris number three Adam Whiting top scored in the game with 47 as Chatteris saw off Wimblington by six wickets.
Chatteris II v City of Ely II
A HALF-century from Chatteris number three Liam Boxall was the highlight as Chatteris won by six wickets.
Ely won the toss and batted first but could only manage 128 before falling all out as a result of good bowling from Kevin Felton (3-21) and Mark Leach (3-28).
Boxall scored 52 in Chatteris’ response, supported by Malcolm Perry with 27.
Great Chishill I v Chatteris I
A STRONG opening partnership between James Dawson (54) and Kurt Cunningham (77) was enough for Chatteris to see of Great Chishill.
A decent batting performance by Great Chishill saw them finish with 189 runs, Stephen Stroud’s 3-40 the highlight of the Chatteris bowling attack.
Great Chisholm offered little bowling threat, as Chatteris won the game by seven wickets.
Northwold Saturday I v Leverington I
OPENERS Simon Gilbert (34) and Damien Allen (33) top scored for Leverington, but Adam Fairbrother (17) was the only other batsman in double figures as Leverington fell all out for 127.
Northwold reached their target for the loss of just two wickets.