GALLERY: Captain Alan Burton wants Wisbech Cricket Club to win league before March final day showdown
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CAPTAIN Alan Burton hopes Wisbech Cricket Club will have the league wrapped up before they play March Cricket Club in their final game of the season.
Wisbech took another step towards the Tucker Gardner League title with a comprehensive 93-run win over high-flying Foxton at Harecroft Road on Saturday.
They are 30 points clear of second place Ramsey and 32 points ahead of third place Godmanchester with four games remaining.
Their run-in starts with a visit to basement side Cambridge NCI on Saturday before they entertain Camden and Castor.
The season ends with a mouth-watering away match with March, who upset Wisbech earlier this season, on September 14.
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Burton said: “Every game we win the pressure comes off. We know wins against NCI, Camden and Castor would seal it for us.
“We want to win the league before the final game with March.”
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Wisbech batted first against Foxton and posted 212-9, with Burton’s 47 the top-score.
In reply, Wisbech’s spinners did the damage, with Gary Freear taking 6-47 and Craig Johnson picking up 3-44.
Burton said: “Everyone chipped in with the bat and Gary (Freear) and Craig (Johnson) both bowled really well on a turning wicket.”
Burton praised his side for their consistency this season.
He said: “We’ve had a couple of slip ups but in general our performances have been very good and the pleasing thing is everyone has stepped up and won games for us.”
Burton says there is no chance of complacency setting in against Cambridge NCI.
“We know anything can happen so we need to turn up, play well and take nothing for granted.”
WISBECH pair Alan Burton and James Williams played their part in Cambridgeshire’s 184 run win over Northumberland in the Minor Counties Championship.
Burton made 86 in Cambridgeshire’s first innings and Williams took 3-54 as Northumberland, chasing 369 to win, were dismissed in their second innings for 185.