Rain scuppers weekend cricket

TORRENTIAL rain put paid to most of the weekend s cricket but there was a result as March and Wisbech first teams went head to head in the big Tucker League Division One match on Saturday. Wisbech went away with the bragging rights after winning their thi

TORRENTIAL rain put paid to most of the weekend's cricket but there was a result as March and Wisbech first teams went head to head in the big Tucker League Division One match on Saturday.

Wisbech went away with the bragging rights after winning their third successive Tucker League match but 10 points for March was good enough to put them top of the league.

The number three played a major part in the game. The top three Wisbech batsmen all hit 29 as the home side won with three overs remaining and wicket keeper Stuart Layton claimed three catches and three stumpings.

March's batting progress was restricted by controlled bowling from the home side and Charles Baxter (4-31) and James Williams (3-32) both made an impression with the ball.


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The March total of 187-6 was largely down to excellent innings from Ed Rodgers (53) and Ben Stallworthy (44).

Rain delayed the Wisbech response and the home side were set a revised total of 160 from 41 overs.

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The three innings of 29 from Simon Freear, David Wood and Gary Freear put Wisbech on their way but it was youngster Sam Albutt (40 not out) who guided Wisbech to a winning total of 162-6.

A five-wicket haul from Andrew Wright guided March III to a home victory over Sutton II in the CCA Junior League Division Three A.

Wright's 5-12 in six overs demolished the Sutton batting order and only two batsmen made it into double figures as the visitors were dismissed for 013.

Manuj Patel was also in the wickets as he took 2-22.

March opener Dennis Furnell (24) and James Mortlock (16) led the way for March as they reached their target with four wickets standing.

March IV lost out by 33 runs in their Division Three B match at Littleport II.

Another good display of bowling, this time from Andrew Stone, returned 5-27 as March restricted the home side to 167-9.

But the visitors were unable to put runs on the board and despite knocks of 21 and 37 from Bill and Lewis Hilliard respectively, March were bowled out for 134.

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