More fantastic Freear hitting - and some brilliant Brodie bowling - help Wisbech see off Histon in high-scoring clash

Gary Freear cracked a fifth century of the summer as Wisbech won at Histon. Picture: IAN CARTER

Gary Freear cracked a fifth century of the summer as Wisbech won at Histon. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Another weekend, another mighty Gary Freear century, and another Wisbech win – it has been a familiar story so far this summer.

The skipper thumped his fifth ton of a sparkling Cambs & Hunts Premier League campaign when inspiring his side to an 86-run success at Histon last Saturday.

Freear smashed 24 fours and seven sixes in a colossal innings of 187 as Wisbech piled up 337-7 in a high-scoring Whiting & Partners Division One clash. He is also homing in on 1,000 runs in a season at this level for the first time.

Brodie Ellis then seized centre stage with the ball as he claimed a five-wicket haul to help dismiss the home side for 251. Freear also chipped in with 3-46 as his men stayed third in the standings.

“It was snother good day for me and another important result for the team,” said Freear, who was caught off the final ball of the penultimate over of Wisbech’s innings – eight runs short of his career-best of 195.

“Winning the toss is always crucial at Histon as it’s such a good wicket and we were able to put them under a hell of a lot of pressure by putting such a big score on the board.

“And it was a terrific effort to bowl them out on that pitch to earn maximum points. Brodie bowled fantastically well.”

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Wisbech host Histon in the return clash at Harecroft Road tomorrow, 12.30pm, when another win is crucial to keep them in the title picture.

All-rounder James Williams is available and Jason Young will return after hitting a century for the second team last Saturday.

Young’s exploits helped the 2nds climb out of the Cambs Senior League Division One relegation zone as they beat Cambridge NCI by 85 runs.

He hit 115 and opener Harry Johnson added 43 as the locals reached 257-6 before dismissing the visitors for 172. Lyndon Mallett claimed 3-21 while Young, Kieran Hallatt and Silas Mutubaki bagged two wickets apiece.

Wisbech reached the semi-finals of the Rutland League’s John Wilcox Trophy competition without having to bowl a ball.

Their trip to Peterborough Town was conceded by the home side due to their involvement in a national competition on the same day.

Wisbech host Grantham in Division One on Sunday, 1pm start.