Cricket round-up: Wisbech Town’s mini-resurgence ended but Leverington march on
WISBECH Town’s mini-resurgence ended on Saturday as they slipped to a thrilling two-wicket defeat to Camden at Harecroft Road.
James Williams’ out-of-sorts side limped to 141-9 with only Sam Albutt (28) and Gary Freear (18) managing to tame a tricky wicket.
In reply, Richard Kaufman top-scored with a scintillating knock of 75 as Camden looked to be coasting to victory on 92-1. Gary Freear (3-37) and Craig Johnson (3-29) threatened to stage a miraculous comeback but the visitors hung-on to clinch a nerve-jangling Tucker Gardner Premier Division win.
Wisbech bounced back on Sunday by breezing to a seven-wicket victory against S&L Corby in Rutland Division Two. Aussie seamer Drew Jones took 5-19 as Corby were skittled for 66. James Williams (29 not out) and Gary Freear (23) helped Wisbech reach the meagre total for the loss of just three wickets.
• TOM Bourne (3-11) and Kieran Haynes (3-21) starred as Wisbech II bowled City of Ely out for 119 on Saturday. Dom Stannard (43) and Gavin Plume (29) helped Wisbech ease to a six-wicket win.
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On Sunday the seconds lost to Bourne II by 90 runs. John Mallett (4-40) and Martin Parrin (3-63) did their best to restrict Bourne to 204-9. Wisbech struggled to 114 all out in reply as Danny Emmington top-scored with 22 not out.
• ADRIAN Peck took another four-wicket haul as Wisbech III thumped Needingworth. Peck (4-29) helped bowl Needingworth out for 142 before Richard Harnell (42 not out) and Paul Strickle (41 not out) eased their side to a nine-wicket win.
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Despite Dan Martell’s knock of 63, the thirds slipped to a 35-run defeat against March II in Sunday’s Fenland Trophy derby. Matt Pack (3-35) offered some resistance as March posted an unreachable 183-5.
• LEVERINGTON made it five wins out of five in Cambs Junior 2A with a convincing 120-run win over second-placed Little Downham. A stunning partnership of 118 between Jacques Steynberg (60) and James Dod (103 not out) saw Leverington post 225-5. Veteran John Gill (4-38) was the pick of Leverington’s bowlers as Aaron Cobb and James Barnard took two wickets each to bowl Little Downham out for 114.