Sams on superb form as season ends on a high
THE young Wisbech II team ended their season with an emphatic home win over Leverington on Sunday and secured a second place finish in the Fenland Trophy. A superb knock of 89 not out from Sam Albutt dominated the Wisbech innings, which also included Sam
THE young Wisbech II team ended their season with an emphatic home win over Leverington on Sunday and secured a second place finish in the Fenland Trophy.
A superb knock of 89 not out from Sam Albutt dominated the Wisbech innings, which also included Sam Darlow's 41, Scott Wylie's 21 and Matthew Parrin's 19.
The Leverington bowlers were unable to break down their opponents and the home side posted an imposing 234-4 from 45 overs.
The result was never in doubt as the opening attack of 15-year-old Lyndon Waters (5-12) and 14-year-old Ryan van Waterschoot (2-21) destroyed the visitors' top order.
A couple of wickets from Dave Lemoir (2-14) also helped to end Leverington's innings on 62.
Wisbech II's Saturday fixture at Ely was cancelled after the home side were unable to raise a side.
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After the result, Wisbech Cricket Club chairman Gavin Plume said: "Each week, the team has included no fewer than eight players aged under 18 and at least four 14-year-olds but they have performed well beyond their age every week."
There was another impressive batting performance in the other competitive game of the weekend as Wisbech I ended their Rutland League Division Two campaign with an excellent home victory against Railway.
The Freear brothers of Simon (3-42) and Gary (2-23) led the home bowling attack as Railway posted a solid score of 238-8 from 45 overs.
Despite losing two early wickets, Wisbech got back on track thanks to a magnificent 100 not out from opener James Staveley and 89 not out from Gary Freear.
The pair put on an undefeated partnership of 191 to guide Wisbech to victory after 41.4 overs.
In the annual 'Battle of Britain' friendly match between Long Sutton and Wisbech on Saturday, it was Wisbech who edged the match to win by 21 runs.
Adi Clare (60), Sam Albutt (30) and James Williams (28) spear-headed the Wisbech innings as the visitors were dismissed for 202 after 44.4 overs.
Long Sutton chased their target but good spells of bowling from Simon Freear (3-9) and Craig Johnson (2-28) helped to dismiss the home side for 181.
- MARCH Cricket Club's first team brought their Rutland League Division Two season to an end with a hugely impressive batting performance against Ufford.
Andrew Mills has been excellent this season and he made sure of a 1500-run season with another superb innings of 126.
Shardul Brahmbhatt also got the bat swinging as he smashed his way to 86 and helped March set a massive 324-4.
Ufford put in a game effort to make the runs but Stuart Mills (5-29) and Peter Hills (3-29) made sure of the victory and helped to dismiss Ufford for 227.
The Fenland Trophy derby match between Chatteris and March II ended in a four-wicket victory for the March team.
In a game dominated by the bowlers, March's Jason Spiller (4-9) and Callum Young (4-10) made an impression and limited the Chatteris team to 93 all out.
Andy Wool (5-22) also bowled well to give Chatteris hope but Lewis Hilliard's 39 not out proved to be decisive as March clinched the win.
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