Mighty March Ware down the opposition
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), Ku
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.
Stallworthy was caught for a duck but the visitors responded and Shardul Brahmbhatt hit a fine 54 to guide March to their target.
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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).
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The home side made a solid start to their innings but once the March bowlers 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.
- A MEMORIAL cricket match was played at Doddington Cricket Club on Sunday to commemorate the life of Les Saberton, who died earlier this year.
Les played both cricket and football for Doddington and cricket for Witcham, and on Sunday both teams competed for a trophy donated by Jeff Pettit from The George pub, in Doddington.
Trophies for all the players were also presented by Les' wife, Andrea.
Witcham batted first and reached 235 from 40 overs. Doddington's Mathew Bamford took four wickets, supported by Barrie Carter's two wickets and Jamie Long's three wickets. Houghton scored 60 for Witcham.
Doddington were slow starters in their reply, but a fine 141 in a maiden century for James Harradine helped Doddington to victory in the last over. Neil Clarke scored 25 in support.
It is hoped the match will become an annual fixture and it will be played at Witcham next year.