Wisbech win title and relegate rivals March in last-day drama

WISBECH Cricket Club picked up their second league title of the season as their Fourths condemned March XI to relegation after Saturday’s vital final-day derby.

A six-wicket victory ensured Wisbech picked up the CCA Junior League 4A title and sent rivals March down in the process.

Despite 75 from Nathan Foad, March struggled to 130-8 and Wisbech made relatively light work of reaching their target.

Ecstatic Wisbech XI captain Martin Parrin said: “It was just nice to play March knowing we could clinch the league with victory.

“It makes it that extra bit special to cap off a great season with a win against our rivals.

“I was quietly confident before the game but I thought the same when we went there and we only drew.

“It’s been a brilliant season for the team as we’ve got a lot of youngsters in our side but they’ve coped excellently. With the help of the older players too it’s really been a great achievement.”

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March XI 130-8 (Nathan Foad 75) (Martin Parrin 3-18)

Wisbech XI 131-4 (Tom Coates 56 not out) (Jacob Gray 1-22)

Selected other Wisbech and March cricket results

Saturday

Tucker Gardner Division One

March beat Godmanchester by 58 runs

March 182-9 (Matthew Vail 44)

Godmanchester 124 all out (Matt Wilcox 4-26)

Tucker Gardner Division One

Wisbech beat Foxton by 38 runs

Wisbech 218-8 (Charles Baxter 55)

Foxton 180 all out (Craig Johnson 5-46)

Sunday

Fenland Invitation Trophy

March II lost to Chatteris Fenland XI by 93 runs

Chatteris 276-0 (R. Cummings 0-30)

March II 183-8 (Lewis Hilliard and Brett Tinnion 32)

Rutland League Division Six

Wisbech 2nd Rutland XI beat Weldon by two wickets

Weldon 134 all out (John Mallet 3-30)

Wisbech 135-8 (Danny Haynes 42 not out)