CRICKET: Captain Freear back in form but Wisbech Town fall to Foxton during tough weekend

Captain Gary Freear top-scored as Wisbech were beaten by Foxton. Picture: IAN CARTER

Captain Gary Freear top-scored as Wisbech were beaten by Foxton. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

There was double disappointment for Wisbech Town last weekend.

A tough Cambs & Hunts Premier League season continued with home defeat to Foxton in a high-scoring Whiting & Partners Division One clash last Saturday.

Wisbech were beaten by 24 runs at Harecroft Road after seeing their visitors pile up 273-4. Gary Freear’s men battled to 249 in reply with the skipper providing the biggest contribution of 73 as he featured in a 98-run opening stand with Danny Haynes (34).

Both men were among the victims of Foxton star Craig Park, who helped himself to 6-39, as Wisbech saw their final six wickets fall for the addition of just 44 runs.

They also came up short with the bat the following day when seeing their hopes of retaining the Rutland League Division One title dented.

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Wisbech were skittled for just 103 when falling to a 157-run reverse at the hands of a Bourne side who could well succeed them as champions.

Kieran Haynes was the pick of the Wisbech performers with 4-42 as Bourne amassed 250. Brother Danny’s offering of 26 was the batting highlight.

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Wisbech face a busy Bank Holiday weekend with two Whiting & Partners Division One fixtures in three days.

They go to title-chasing Eaton Socon on Saturday and then visit Histon on Monday. Those trips sandwich a Rutland League clash at Oundle on Sunday.

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