Cricket round-up: Sunday success seals mixed weekend for Wisbech Town
WHILE Saturday’s defeat to Godmanchester continued Wisbech Town’s miserable start to the league season, there was some success for the club at the weekend.
Captain James Williams struck an unbeaten half-century to guide his side to a three-wicket victory over Eaton Socon in Rutland League Division Two on Sunday.
Aussie seamer Drew Jones took 2-42 to help restrict Socon to 211-4 from their 45 overs. Wisbech reached their target in the final over thanks to opener Gary Freear (79), Williams (55 not out) and Carl Pope (50).
Wisbech II and Wisbech III also enjoyed successful Sundays, recording comfortable wins.
The second team skittled Geddington out for 61 with Lyndon Waters (5-18) devastating the opposition’s batting line-up. Sam Darlow (18) and Keith Jakings (18 not out) combined to ease Wisbech to victory.
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A stunning opening partnership from Dan Martell (56) and Nick Pack (68) saw the third team crush Wimblington by 147 runs in the Fenland Trophy. Muhammad Niaz took 4-35 as Wimblington folded to 96 all out.
On Saturday, Wisbech II found no answers to the Yelling bowling attack - collapsing to 115 all out and a 90-run defeat. Ivan Burgess took 4-22 for Wisbech.
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It was a similar story for Wisbech III who crashed to an 84-run defeat against Little Downham. Knocks from Dan Martell (35) and Gary Alexander (32) were not enough to chase Downham’s 228-4.
Wisbech IV also slumped to defeat against Wilburton. Only Martin Knowles (30) offered any resistance as Wisbech were bowled out for a lowly 61. Nick Drew took 3-14 but Wilburton reached their target within 20 overs.
For a full reaction to Wisbech Town’s nightmare start to the league campaign see Friday’s Wisbech Standard.