GALLERY: Wisbech beat MCC in season curtain raiser

MCC match at Wisbech cricket club.Picture: Steve Williams.

MCC match at Wisbech cricket club.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech chased down 256 to beat the MCC by three wickets in their annual two-day season curtain raiser.

Mayor of Wisbech Michael Hill and Chairman of Wisbech cricket club Bob Burgess.Picture: Steve Willia

Mayor of Wisbech Michael Hill and Chairman of Wisbech cricket club Bob Burgess.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The historic fixture dates back to 1926 and is particularly significant because it is the only two day out match the MCC plays in the whole year.

The MCC batted first and posted 156-9 off 55 overs before declaring.

James Williams took 3-8 off eight economical overs, while Kiwi debutant Tom Meyrick claimed 2-37 and new captain Gary Freear picked up 2-12.

In reply, Williams top-scored with 46 as Wisbech were bowled out for 184 in 46 overs.


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On the second day, MCC posted 284-7 declared. Freear took 3-81.

In the run-chase, the Wisbech top-order all made contributions. Danny Haynes was the star man, seeing them home with 55 not out.

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He was ably supported by Freear who, batting down at eight, made 38.

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