GALLERY: Cricket round-up: Captains are in the wickets as March and Wisbech win
CAPTAIN James Williams (4-16) blew away Castor & Ailsworth’s top order to inspire Wisbech Town to an eight-wicket victory on Saturday.
The skipper, who has impressed with the ball since his return to full fitness, took four wickets for the second consecutive league game.
Ben Allsop (3-12) and Craig Johnson (2-3) were also in the wickets as Castor limped to 76 all out.
Openers Sam Albutt (23) and Danny Haynes (19 not out) helped Wisbech home with more than 20 overs to spare.
The first team were skittled for 86 on Sunday as Market Deeping eased to a five-wicket win.
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Gary Freear (36) and two wickets each for Adam Hodgson and Hassan Ahmed couldn’t prevent the defeat.
• PACEMAN Tyler Phillips took two late wickets to help March beat Saffron Walden II by 88 runs on Saturday.
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The victory was March’s first league match of the season - with three games abandoned - and propels them up to fourth in the Tucker Gardner Premier League.
Carl Chapman (50), Tommy Howgego (34) and James Harradine (34 not out) helped March post 172-4 at The Avenue.
Skipper Chris Ringham (3-19) and spinner Ryan Meyer (3-23) ripped through Walden’s batting line-up but it was Phillips (3-19) who sealed the win.
The seamer took the final two wickets as March claimed a precious 25 points with just 20 balls to spare.
The first team collapsed from 101-0 to 137 all out in a Rutland Division One defeat to Oundle Town on Sunday.
David Hodson (71) and John Gilson (31) put on a century opening stand before the wickets tumbled. Callum Young had earlier taken 4-46 as Oundle posted 170-9.
• DOM Stannard (27) top-scored but Wisbech II were bowled out for 96 in a seven-wicket defeat to City of Ely on Saturday.
Stannard (18) was the seconds’ only player to reach double figures in Sunday’s 120-run drubbing against Weldon. Lee Peck (3-45) and John Mallett (2-14) were the pick of the bowlers.
• A VALUABLE partnership between Sam Darlow (42) and Matt Pack (37 not out) helped Wisbech III see off rivals Wimblington on Saturday.
Wisbech posted 156 all out before Craig Pack (4-18) and John Mallett (3-21) helped dismiss Wimblington for 104.
• A SPARKLING century from Doddington’s Dan Beavis condemned Wisbech III to a 99-run defeat on Sunday.
Pat Webb (33) and Muhammad Niaz (26 not out) batted sensibly but Wisbech never threatened Doddington’s massive total of 250.
• TOM Chapman’s composed 34 and Harrison Smith’s 4-28 helped Wisbech IV edge to a one-wicket win over Castor & Ailsworth III.
• A SECOND wicket stand of 108 helped March IV beat Somersham II. Toby Nulty (62 not out) and Daniel Woods (61) helped March past Somersham’s total of 146-4.