Ringham demands improvement from side following worst performance of the season

Chris Ringham. Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chris Ringham. Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

MARCH could tumble down the table if they are not careful, captain Chris Ringham has warned.

They produced what Ringham described as their “worst performance of the season” against mid-table Waresley on Saturday, losing by 56 runs.

The defeat sees them fall to fourth in the Tucker Gardner League.

Ringham said: “It was our worst performance of the year. We did not bat well, bowl well or field well.”

March won the toss and put Waresley in to bat but the bowlers, for once, did not deliver and they posted 203-6.

In reply, March got of to a good start, with openers David Hodson, who made 46, and Steve Seymour putting on 67 for the first wicket.

But once they were dismissed the rest of the batting line up collapsed, with March succumbing to 147 all out.

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Ringham said: “We won the toss on a green pitch fully confident we could bowl them out for 150 or less but we produced our worst bowling performance of the season.

“Steve (Seymour) and I bowled too many four balls, which seemed to catch on with the rest of the bowlers.

“Then, with the bat, we lost 10 wickets for 80 runs against not the strongest opposition.

“We gave them cheap wickets, which is the story of our season.”

Ringham is confident his side will produce a better performance against title contenders Ramsey at The Avenue tomorrow.

He said: “We often struggle against the weaker teams and raise our game against the top sides.

“Ramsey will be a tough game but we beat them convincingly earlier this season.

“We are not going to win the league but we want to finish in the top three or four.

“If we are not careful we’ll drop to sixth or seventh.

“Now is the time for a big push. We have a run of home games we must capitalise on.”

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