March demolish opponents

PUBLISHED: 11:50 01 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

Brian Tombs both scored half-centuries to help March II to a 23-run friendly victory over Ely and Haddenham. Pictures: Brian Purdy

Brian Tombs both scored half-centuries to help March II to a 23-run friendly victory over Ely and Haddenham. Pictures: Brian Purdy

MARCH I were in a ruthless mood in Saturday s Tucker League match at Wareham and demolished their opponents to win by seven wickets. Only two home batsmen made it into double figures as the March bowlers took charge. Australian Ben Stallworthy (4-34), Kur

Pat Ringham

MARCH I were in a ruthless mood in Saturday's Tucker League match at Wareham and demolished their opponents to win by seven wickets.

Only two home batsmen made it into double figures as the March bowlers took charge. Australian Ben Stallworthy (4-34), Kurt Cunningham (3-1) and Chris Ringham (3-27) were all in scintillating form to dismiss their opponents for just 93 runs.

Stallworthy was caught for a duck but the visitors responded and Shardul Brahmbhatt hit a fine 54 to guide March to their target.

The only other fixture involving a March team was Saturday's friendly between Ely and Haddenham and March II.

Visitors March posted a good score of 197-6 largely thanks to excellent knocks by Pat Ringham (64 not out) and Brian Tombs (50).

The home side made a solid start to their innings but once the March bowlers had found their form, Ely and Haddenham were up against it.

Tombs (3-14), Patel (2-16), Stuart Arnold (2-40) and Jamie Stimpson (2-45) all made an impression to rattle through their opponents and dismiss them for 174.

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