Fenland round up: March, Wisbech, Chatteris, Leverington and Terrington in action
OUR weekly round-up of how Fenland’s teams fared in cricket action at the weekend.
MARCH III v SUTTON
A QUICKFIRE 20 off 11 balls from �skipper Matt Hubbard helped March Thirds squeeze home by four wickets in CCA Junior League Division 3A.
Hubbard and Manuj Patel (37 from 31) figured in an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 37 as March made 202-6.
Further up the order there were useful contributions from Brett Tinnion (42), James Mortlock (38) and Pat Ringham (24).
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March reached their target with just 2.2 overs to spare.
During Sutton’s innings of 198-6, Patel took 2-34, Stuart Fox 2-52 and Rob Cumming 2-55.
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LEVERINGTON I v TERRINGTON I
TERRINGTON edged a tight match with Leverington, thanks to strong batting performances by Jason Young, Barney Gilder and Mark Buttris.
Leverington batted first, with number 10 Orlando Prestidge top scorer with 45 supported by Adam Fairbrother with 39. Leverington finished on 194-9 from their 45 overs, with Young ending with figures of 1-25.
In reply, Young scored 43 supported by Gilder with 40 and Buttris with 29 as Leverington reached their target with five wickets and 4.5 overs to spare. Prestidge rounded off a good personal afternoon with bowling figures of 2-39.
MARCH I v FOXTON
MATT Wilcox burst through the 1,000-run barrier for March on Saturday but was unable to prevent his side crashing to a seven-wicket defeat away to Foxton.
The 19-year-old Aussie made 22 in the latest Tucker League game against a side, whose form has see-sawed this summer.
March finished on 201-9, thanks to a good 60 from Rob Tombs and 44 not out from Stuart Mills. But Foxton reached their target in 31 overs, with Shardul �Brahmbhatt taking 2-51 with his off-spin.
MARCH II v BARRINGTON
JON Kaberry, fresh from his holiday, blazed 70 not out as March Seconds’ push for promotion continued with an emphatic nine-wicket win against Barrington.
The opener scored his third successive half-century, with Matty Vail unbeaten on 50 in the 143-1 total.
Earlier, spinners Richard Green and Nathan Oliver shared five wickets as the visitors closed on 141-8.
MARCH IV v SUTTON II
MARCH Fourths suffered a disappointing 44 run defeat on Saturday against Sutton II.
Bowling first, James Shepherd took 3-31, Danny Adamson 2-13, Sean Mason 2-27 and Toby Nulty 2-52 as Sutton were restricted to 143-8 off their 40 overs.
WISBECH I RUTLAND v MEDBOURNE
MEDBOURNE won the toss and decided to bat, but an excellent bowling display by Matthew Parrin Jnr, who put up figures of 5-40, saw them restricted to 153.
In reply, James Williams top-scored with 34 supported by number seven Gary Freear with 32 not out. Rutland ran out winners by two wickets.
CHATTERIS v GIRTON
CHATTERIS lost again at home, despite an impressive 86 by opener James �Dawson.
But only Kurt Cunningham (25) and Alex Platt (37) also reached double figures as Chatteris finished with 188-9 off their 45 overs.
Girton reached their target with two overs to spare after a fifth-wicket partnership of 85.
Cunningham was the pick of the Chatteris bowlers with figures of 1-16.
WISBECH RUTLAND II v WERRINGTON
STRONG performances by Paul Strickle, James Sheppard and Martin Parrin saw Wisbech win by 77 runs.
Wisbech won the toss and batted first. Opener Strickle top scored with 48, with Sheppard close behind with 44. They were supported well by Charles Baxter, who scored 30.
Werrington responded with a top score of 44 from opener Tanveer Mahmood, but Parrin’s 3-21 inspired Wisbech to a comfortable victory.
WISBECH II v GREAT CHISHILL I
SUPERB performances from Gavin Plume (79), Adrian Clare (56) and Martin �Parrin helped Wisbech to a 61-run victory against Great Chishill.
Wisbech scored a mammoth 251, but Parrin’s bowling figures of 4-1 from three overs, including two maidens, saw Great Chishill fall well short.
WISBECH III v NEWMARKET TOWN I
WISBECH crashed to 83 all out against Newmarket, as they fell victim to some superb bowling.
Tom Coates with 24 and Jason Esser with 19 provided the strongest resistance.
WISBECH IV v BLUNTISHAM II
WISBECH ensured that Bluntisham’s poor run of form continued with a 10-wicket victory.
Bluntisham crashed to 86 all out as David LeMoir bowled an excellent 4-7.
A 41 not out from Suraj Karavadra was enough to see Wisbech home.