GALLERY: Burton says Wisbech will bounce back from Godmanchester loss

CRICKET: Wisbech v Godmanchester

CRICKET: Wisbech v Godmanchester - Credit: Archant

CAPTAIN Alan Burton says Wisbech’s thrashing by Godmanchester has given his side extra motivation as they push for league glory.

CRICKET: Wisbech v Godmanchester

CRICKET: Wisbech v Godmanchester - Credit: Archant

Wisbech went into the game 20 points ahead of second place Ramsey in the Tucker Gardner League but their 125-run defeat on Saturday has seen the gap cut to a solitary point.

Godmanchester batted first and made a commanding 246-5. In reply, Wisbech were skittled out for 121.

Burton said: “It was just one of those days. We did not turn up.

“You often have one or two games a year where you are not at the races and everything goes wrong.

“We thought it was going to rain at 4pm so we decided to bowl first, which is not our style, and the rain stayed away.

“Credit to Godmanchester, they outplayed us.”

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Burton has backed his side to bounce back when they welcome strugglers St Ives to Harecroft Road on Saturday.

He said: “After the game I told my players we need to pick it up, train hard and show what we are about.

“The result brought us back to reality and with seven games remaining we have time to recover, which would not have been the case had we performed like that in the last game of the season.

“We are still in the lead and I have no doubt our rivals Ramsey and Foxton will slip up before the end of the season.

“The game against Foxton in two weeks is going to be crucial. We need to make sure we take points of them, not the other way round.”

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