Magic Meyrick inspires Wisbech win while Bourne rips through City of Ely to help seconds maintained perfect start

The Wisbech slip cordon ready to snaffle an edge. Picture: Steve Williams.

The Wisbech slip cordon ready to snaffle an edge. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Tom Meyrick’s fireworks helped set up Wisbech’s emphatic 149 run win over Waresley on Saturday.

Sam Rippington bowling for Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Sam Rippington bowling for Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Despite Josh Bowers’ assured 69, Wisbech were in a spot of bother when Meyrick and Sam Rippington came together at 147-7.

But the pair produced a scintalating 97 run partnership. Meyrick was the aggressor, smacking six fours and seven sixes in his 45 ball 86, while Rippington scored a more than a run a ball 34. Their efforts afforded captain gary freear the luxury of declaring an over early.

In Waresley’s innings, all the Wisbech bowlers fired. Silas Mutubaki led the way (3-18), with Paul Edgeller (2-13), Rippington (2-31) and the returning Craig Johnson (2-8) also in the wickets.

Freear said: “Tom and Sam got us out of a bit of trouble after our top order struggled again. I was hoping for 170, something to bowl at, so to be able to declare early was excellent for us.

“They showed what could be done on that pitch. Now, we need the top order to step up.

“With the ball, Silas did exactly what we asked of him - making them play every ball. It was good to have Craig back, although he will be missing the next few weeks. He’s such a good player that, whenever he’s available, I’ll play him.”

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Up next for second placed Wisbech is a top of the Tucker Gardner league clash at leaders Ramsey, a game which should have plenty of spice.

Freear said: “At the start of the year the Ramsey captain said we would definitely not be in the title race, so it would be good to prove him wrong.

“We seem to play better against the top sides. If we do that again, we’ll be able to put them under pressure.”

Wisbech seconds maintained their perfect start to their CCA Senior Division Two campaign with their fourth win on the bounce, a 130 run win over City of Ely.

Simon Freear (65), Adam Hodgson (43), Ali Anthony (33) and Danny Emmington (31) were in the runs as Wisbech posted 230-7.

City of Ely, in their innings, were skittled for 100. They had no answer to Tom Bourne, who produced a devastating display of bowling, taking five wickets for just three runs in 10 remarkable overs.