GALLERY: March Town Cricket Club go top of league after nail-biting one wicket win

March cricket vs Godmanchester. Shardul Brahmbhatt. Picture: Steve Williams.

March cricket vs Godmanchester. Shardul Brahmbhatt. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

MARCH Town Cricket Club are top of the Tucker Gardner League after a nail-biting one wicket win over Godmanchester CC at The Avenue on Saturday.

Captain Chris Ringham grabbed 5-29 with Tyler Phillips and Steve Seymour sharing the other five Godmanchester wickets as March dismissed the visitors for a paltry 64.

But careless batting saw them collapse to 43-8 before John Gilson and Ringham saw them over the finishing line.

Ringham said: “It was a bit too close for comfort. It was a good toss to win on a damp track but the pitch was not bad enough to justify those scores.

“We bowled very well but when we batted we had 68 overs to get the runs but we seemed to want to do it in 10 overs.

“We were right up against the wall at eight wickets down so credit to Gilson and Tyler Phillips for steadying the ship.”

Ringham went wicketless in March’s first three games of the season but he has now picked up nine scalps in his last two games.

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He said: “I took a bit of stick from the lads for not getting wickets in the first three games, which fired me up.

“I’ve managed to sort out my run-up so I’m no longer worry about where my feet are when I’m running into bowl.

“It’s a big relief to be back in the wickets again.”

March travel to basement side Castor & Ailsworth CC tomorrow but Ringham is expecting a tough challenge.

He said: “They may be bottom of the table but they have some really good players and if we catch them on a bad day they could be a dangerous side.

“But we are at full strength, full of confidence and if we play well we should hopefully pick up another win.”