March's struggles continue as batsman once again are unable to fire in Nassington loss

PUBLISHED: 11:19 14 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:19 14 July 2015

March seconds cricket v Cambridge Granta.  Picture: Steve Williams.

March seconds cricket v Cambridge Granta. Picture: Steve Williams.

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March Town are hovering precariously above the Tucker Gardner league drop zone after a six wicket loss at Nassington.

The visitors won the toss and batted first, but were dismissed for an under-par 115.

March got off to a reasonable start and were well placed at 66-2, but wickets then fell at regular intervals.

The opposition spinners used the wicket conditions well and were also aided with some poor shot selection from the batsmen.

As was the case the previous week against Ketton, David Hodson (22) Ash Vodnala (26) and Ben Pyle (31) were the major contributors with the bat.

March came out with a fighting spirit, picking up key wickets of both Nassington openers. But the hosts steadily chased down the score in the 30th over. Wicket takers were Ash Vodnala who took 3-55 and Toby Nulty with 1-21 off five overs.

Up next for March is a home game with Histon.

March II remain in the CCA Senior League Division One relegation zone following a 101 run loss to Cambridge Granta.

Cambridge Granta batted first and were 152-0 before March II fought back to restrict them to 217-6.

James Beresford picked up 2-37 off his 12 overs. Chief wicket taker was Richard Green (4-61).

In reply, Steve Hinson (42) and Rob Tomes put on 75 for the second wicket. After Hinson was dismissed, March II lost regular wickets. Tombs was dismissed for 56 as the hosts were bowled out for 116.

March III lost by seven wickets at Terrington.

March, batting first were all out for 143. Major contributors were John Gilson (25) Ryan Wright (24) and Scott Bamford (17).

Jacob Grey picked up two wickets but Terrington batsmen raced home in the 19th over.

The March Town Cricket Club Annual 3-Day Sports Festival will run from July 28-30.

Coaching will be on offer for a host of sports, including cricket, football, boxing, mini hockey and athletics.

The days start at 9.30am until 4pm. Other activities will include bouncy castles.

A club spokesman said: “Each year over 100 boys and girls aged between six and 12 have attended the festivals and on the last evening all the children return with their parents at 6.30pm to enjoy the presentation evening.

“All the children return and collect a goody bag which contains a baseball cap, tennis ball, medal, certificate and sweets.”

The cost of the 3 days is £35 or £15 per day per child. Those attending our asked to bring a packed lunch but cold drinks will be provided. Application forms at www.marchtowncricket.com

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