March Cricket Club batsmen to pay price for string of disappointing performances
- Credit: Archant
SOME of March’s batsman are likely to pay the penalty for their patchy early season form.
Captain Chris Ringham says he is looking to make changes to the batting line-up after March Cricket Club lost by 32 runs to Nassington in the Tucker Gardner League on Saturday.
Steve Seymour grabbed 4-36 and Ringham took 2-56 as Nassington were restricted to 183-7.
But an all too familiar early innings collapse saw March languishing at 33-4.
Carl Chapman’s blistering 61 and tail-ender Andrew Wright’s spirited 31 were not enough to prevent the side from falling to 151 all out.
You may also want to watch:
Rob Tombs, who has made 185 and 73 in his last two second team outings, is one of the players in contention for a call-up.
Ringham said: “Our batting has let us down all season and we need to make changes.
- 1 Van crashes into pram, killing five month old baby
- 2 Dad's emotional tribute after baby son dies in A10 horror crash
- 3 161-mile trip from Yorkshire to Fen village ends in Covid breach fine
- 4 Stolen American-style fridge was lifted over 10ft security fence
- 5 Crash boy's mum says he's 'badly shaken but OK'
- 6 Dad has 'much more energy to run around' with son after losing four stone
- 7 MP wants an end to floods misery in the Fens
- 8 Chief executive takes 'personal oversight' of inquiry into deputy leader's farm tenancy
- 9 First large-scale Cambs Covid-19 vaccination centres open this week
- 10 High life ends for Bentley owning drug dealer
“We are looking to promote players from the second team, especially Rob Tombs, although he may have family commitments.”
It was not just the batsmen who were to blame on Saturday - the fielders put down a staggering seven catches.
Ringham said: “We should have kept them to 120 but that turned into 180 because of all the dropped catches.
“Some were more difficult than others, and I spilt an easy caught and bowled chance, but they all should have been taken.
“We dropped their opener on 10 and 20 and he went on to make a hundred.
“The bowlers are creating chances but we are not taking them, which definitely needs to be sorted out.”
March, who are third in the league, will look to bounce back when they travel to Foxton tomorrow, their third consecutive away match.