Freear and easy for Town

PUBLISHED: 12:23 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

wisbech cc win the barry smith cup

wisbech cc win the barry smith cup

CRICKET ROUND-UP SPIN twins Simon and Gary Freear steered Wisbech Town first team to their first silverware for several years when they beat Granta II on Sunday to take the Smith Barry Cup. Simon took 4-44 and Gary, 4-43. This, added to Simon s 27 with th

CRICKET ROUND-UP

SPIN twins Simon and Gary Freear steered Wisbech Town first team to their first silverware for several years when they beat Granta II on Sunday to take the Smith Barry Cup.

Simon took 4-44 and Gary, 4-43.

This, added to Simon's 27 with the bat earned him the man of the match award.

The 65-over final saw Wisbech bat first and reach a reasonable 235 all out.

Opener David Wood (16) went early on with only 18 on the board.

Gary Freear (30) and James Williams (58) then put on 92 for the second wicket.

Dan Mason (55), Simon Freear (27) and David Boniface (16) ensured that Wisbech had something to defend.

After Granta got off to a steady start, Ivan Burgess and Adam Hodgson came on and bowled seven consecutive maidens to turn the screw and the Freear brothers then stepped up to take Wisbech to victory.

This cup win will be seen as a sign of Wisbech's steady improvement and a mark of how the club's youth policy, under the leadership of captain Gary Freear, is now beginning to take effect.

Nick Drew's 3-19 helped recover the situation for Wisbech II and after only setting a mediocre total of 137, they managed to take a Fenland League victory over Doddington.

A 31 from Matthew Esser and a 18 from Dom Stannard got Wisbech off to a solid start and Matthew Pack added 18.

In reply, Doddington were dismissed for 111.

Drew was well supported by Jonny Strickle, Lyndon Waters and Orlando Prestidge, who all took two wickets apiece.

Wisbech III got their predicted hammering in an ill-tempered Rutland League match at Oundle.

Wisbech had several absentees and had to send an inexperienced team as Oundle had refused to change the date of the fixture.

Wisbech were quickly all out for 32 and Oundle took just four overs to reach 33-2.

Cambridgeshire county star Andrew Mills and Andrew Devenish both scored 67 not out to give March Town's first Sunday side a much-needed 10-wicket Rutland Division Two victory over Nassington.

Nassington scored 145 all out and March's best bowlers were Stuart Mills (4-14), Jake Wenman (3-20) and James Fountain (3-37).

Mills and Devenish had too much class for Nassington to cope with.

Mills hit two sixes and eight fours in his total and Devenish knocked six sixes and four fours.

Andrew Stone (3-1) and Jordan Morgan (3-6) dominated the bowling to help March's second Sunday side to a seven-wicket friendly win at Upwood.

The 40-over match saw Upwood open with 72 all out.

Andrew Wright (1-1), David Haslegrave (1-11) and Josh Jackman (2-20) all bowled well for March.

March took just 16.3 over to reach 73-3 and opener Stone stayed at the crease for the entire innings, scoring 30 runs.


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