Crucial victory sees Wisbech move back to the top of the table
PUBLISHED: 16:28 10 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 02 June 2010
ADAM HODGSON stole the show with 5-26 as Wisbech first team moved back to the top of the Tucker Gardner Division One with an emphatic seven-wicket win over Ramsey. Wisbech captain Gary Freear had described Saturday s top-of-the-table clash as a must win g
ADAM HODGSON stole the show with 5-26 as Wisbech first team moved back to the top of the Tucker Gardner Division One with an emphatic seven-wicket win over Ramsey.
Wisbech captain Gary Freear had described Saturday's top-of-the-table clash as a must win game after his side slipped to third following a shock defeat to Sawston as Ramsey beat Nassignton the previous weekend.
And his players responded, cruising past their 103-run target in 27 overs.
Hodgson was well assisted by James Williams (2-37) Ryan Van Waterschoot (1-6), Chris Clark (1-5) and Brad Apted (1-15) as Ramsey were dismissed for 102.
David Wood was Wisbech's chief run-maker with 34 and Damien Coad chipped in with 25 not out as the hosts scored 104-3.
Relegation-threatened Leverington suffered a five-wicket defeat to West Norfolk Division One leaders Hayley East Anglia.
A wet wicket and some excellent bowling made things difficult for Leverington.
They collapsed to 11-6 before Damien Allen (21) and Aaron Cobb (17 not out) took them to 74 all out.
Hayley found batting no easier as Cobb (3-11) and Ian Cooper (1-25) reduced Hayley to 24-4.
Allen grabbed another wicket as Leverington reduced Hayley to 57-5 but could not pick up any more wickets.
Martin Parrin Jnr bowled 4-19 for Wisbech seconds who lost by 27 runs in a Hunts Division Two clash with AK XI.
Charles Baxter weighed in with 3-37 as AK XI reached 150-9.
Opener Grant Clark was Wisbech's top scorer with 21 runs as they reached 123 all out.
Adrian Peck's 6-35 helped Wisbech thirds to a five-wicket West Norfolk Division Three win over Hockwold.
Openers Roy Bland (52) and Anthony Ruddick (29) were the only Hockwold batsmen to cause problems as they finished on 122 all out and Matt Pack took 2-13.
Adrian Clare (34), Gavin Plume (24) and Richard Harnwell (27 not out) were the key contributors in Wisbech's response of 125-5.
Wisbech fourth team lost their West Norfolk Division Four clash to Swanton Morley seconds after only opener Ken Smart (35 not out) could make a telling impact with the bat in their 91-6.
Swanton Morley had earlier opened with 144-6 with Kieran Haynes taking 3-17.
Fine scores from openers Simon Freear (70) and Henry Rosier (74) couldn't help Wisbech's first Sunday side secure their first piece of silverware of the season.
They lost to Khalsa by seven wickets in the Barry Smith Senior Cup Final.
Wisbech opened with 183 all out.
Simon Freear (1-38) and Charles Baxter (1-29) were Wisbech's sole wicket takers as Khalsa scored 184-3.
John Bliff's 45 and a Wisbech batting collapse helped Leverington win Sunday's Fenland Invitation Trophy match against Wisbech thirds.
Harley Hollis was Wisbech's best bowler with 2-18 as Leverington scored 168-8.
But only Danny Haynes (13) and Nick Pack (11) could reach double figures in Wisbech's reply of 49 all out.
Leverington's Soloman Prestidge took 3-1 from four overs, while Mark Baker took 3-11 and Clive Bilcliff took 3-14.
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