Cricket round-up: Wisbech hold out for nervy draw while Peck rescues Leverington
WISBECH hung on for a vital draw against high-flying Ramsey on Saturday - claiming a share of the points after a defiant last-wicket stand.
Wisbech’s last pair Craig Johnson and Tom Bourne held out to secure the result and keep their side clear of the Tucker Gardner Premier Division relegation zone.
Spinner Johnson had earlier taken 5-63 as Ramsey were dismissed for 187. Henry Rosier (40) got Wisbech’s reply off to a bright start before wickets began to tumble.
The visitors’ lower order held their nerve to survive the final overs with the innings finishing on 143-9.
• WISBECH II took the Fenland bragging rights after dismissing Doddington for a lowly 82 on Saturday.
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Lyndon Waters and Matt Pack both took three wickets as Doddington folded at Harecroft Road. Tom Coates (25) top-scored as Wisbech reached their target with four wickets to spare.
The seconds sealed a successful weekend by beating East Carlton by 88 runs on Sunday. Waters (43) top-scored in Wisbech’s total of 203-8 before Martin Parrin (4-40) and Brad Apted (4-18) skittled the Leicestershire side for 115.
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• WISBECH III suffered a disappointing 107-run defeat to Sutton in Cambs Junior 2A.
Parrin (3-45) helped restrict Sutton to 198-6 but Wisbech’s batting fell away in reply. Only Dean Dodman (29) put up any resistance as they limped to 91 all out.
Wisbech IV also fell to defeat against rivals Wimblington, managing just 155 all out in reply to Wimblington’s 257-4.
• MAN of the match Lee Peck rescued Leverington’s batsmen to help them extend their lead at the top of Cambs Junior 2A with a narrow 11-run victory over Soham.
Leverington managed just 146 all out with Ricky Brown (29) and Matt Gill (30) the top-scorers in a poor batting performance.
But Peck took three wickets, two catches and a run out to help bowl Soham out for 135. He was well supported by John Gill (3-24).