Double joy for Wisbech

WISBECH Cricket Club s first and second teams did the double over respective sides from Waresley on Saturday and both matches were won in the final over. Wisbech I looked up against it when the hosts declared on 230-2. Brad Apted (1-40) and James Williams

WISBECH Cricket Club's first and second teams did the double over respective sides from Waresley on Saturday and both matches were won in the final over.

Wisbech I looked up against it when the hosts declared on 230-2. Brad Apted (1-40) and James Williams (1-56) were the only Wisbech bowlers to break through.

And the visitors didn't get off to the best start with the bat when Simon Freear and David Wood lost their wickets early on.

But Gary Freear (68) and James Williams (63) both combined to forge a third-wicket partnership and put Wisbech back into the game.

When they were dismissed, Wisbech had to rely on Chris Clark (18) and Brad Apted (10 not out) to score the runs and Wisbech reached their target with only two balls to spare.

Wisbech II's home victory over Waresley seconds was equally exciting and this time the Wisbech team won the race for runs with five balls to spare.

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Paul Strickle (2-56) was the pick of the home bowlers as Waresley reached 202-6 from 45 overs.

The Wisbech innings included a number of good knocks but Adie Peck (47) and Gary Alexander (32) proved to be the top scorers.

Michael McDowell and Orlando Prestidge held their nerve and completed the run chase and the win was secured with only one wicket remaining.

Rain played a major part in Wisbech II's Fenland Trophy defeat at Somersham on Sunday.

Lyndon Waters (28) and John Mallett (29) were the chief run-makers as Wisbech struggled to 145 all out.

And when rain fell at tea, the deadened pitch allowed the Somersham batsmen to reach their target comfortably, losing only two wickets on the way.

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