March Cricket Club lose top spot after being bowled out for 64

March cricket vs Waresley. Picture: Steve Williams.

March cricket vs Waresley. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

MARCH Cricket Club’s batsmen will be doing extra net sessions this week after another woeful effort on Saturday.

Aussie Steve Seymour’s 6-21 restricted basement side Castor CC to 123 but in reply March could only muster 64 all out, with extras top scoring with 13.

The 59 run loss means March have been overtaken at the top of the Tucker Gardner League table by rivals Wisbech CC.

In their previous league game against Godmanchester CC March’s batsmen made hard work of chasing a modest target of 65, crawling over the finishing line for the loss of nine wickets.

Captain Chris Ringham said: “We thought 123 was a getable score if we batted properly but we played poor shots.

“They bowled well but we showed a lack of application.

“We lost six wickets in the first eight overs, which immediately put us on the back foot.

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“Obviously we are very disappointed with the display.”

The club has taken steps to rectify their batting troubles, Ringham said.

He said: “We have organised a couple of extra net sessions this week and we will get the bowling machine out to practice how to deal with the swinging ball.

“Hopefully if we work hard it will pay dividends this weekend.”

Ringham singled out Seymour for praise after his six wicket haul.

He said: “He bowled exceptionally well on a slow pitch. He put the ball in good area and really deserved those figures.”

Ringham said his side is determined to bounce back against St Ives CC tomorrow.

He said: “They were my tip to win the league before the season started.

“They have had a slow start to the season but they have got some really good players and we are expecting another tough game.”