March lift trophy after beating Wisbech in last ball drama
March 2nd XI triumphed in a thrilling Ernie Wool Cup Final against local rivals Wisbech at Chatteris on Sunday, winning off the last ball of the game.
Needing two to win off the final delivery, 14-year-old Toby Nulty smashed a four to secure the trophy for March and seal a fantastic game of cricket.
Earlier, Wisbech 3rds had batted well to reach 159 for 7 off their 40 overs. Dan Emmington hit six fours in his knock of 51 not out and he was well supported by Dom Stannard who scored 42.
Nathan Oliver was the standout bowler for March taking 2-37, with Josh Jackman, Matt Hubbard and David Haslegrave also in the wickets.
March’s reply was anchored by skipper Stephen Wallis, who scored a steady 34 as his team collapsed to 99 for 6.
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But a fantastic 7th wicket partnership of 60 between James Beresford (47) and Gary Nicholls (30*) brought March to the brink of victory, leaving Nulty to finish the job on the last ball of the game.
Marty Parrin was the pick of the Wisbech bowlers taking 2-14 off his 8 overs.
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Elsewhere, Stuart Mills took 5-24 to help March 1st XI win their final Rutland League match of the season.
Mills, who was well supported by Richard Green (3-29), skittled bottom of the table Yaxley out for just 78.
In reply Andrew Mills struck a fluent 45 not out, and March coasted to a 7-wicket victory.