Williams' class helps Wisbech to easy win

PUBLISHED: 11:42 10 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:32 02 June 2010

Wisbech cricket v perkins

Wisbech cricket v perkins

CRICKET ROUND-UP JAMES WILLIAMS hit a superb 61 not out and took two wickets to see Wisbech Town first team ease to a six-wicket Tucker Gardner Division One victory at Camden. The home side batted first and reached 174-9, with middle order batsmen Harry S

Wisbech cricket v perkins

CRICKET ROUND-UP

JAMES WILLIAMS hit a superb 61 not out and took two wickets to see Wisbech Town first team ease to a six-wicket Tucker Gardner Division One victory at Camden.

The home side batted first and reached 174-9, with middle order batsmen Harry Spurling and Alistair Gordon their main run-makers with 37 and 31 respectively.

Williams took 2-27, Ben Alsopp took 2-14, Mark Sheppard took 2-23, Brad Apted finished with 2-29 and Craig Johnson took 36-1.

Wisbech cricket v perkins

After Wisbech opener David Wood went for just three runs, confident batting saw them to victory.

Williams came in at No. 4 to produce a stunning performance and he was well assisted by David Boniface (31), Gary Freear (26), Alsopp (22 not out) and Simon Freear (14) as Wisbech finished on 175-4.

Keith Jakings knocked 67 runs for Wisbech seconds, but it wasn't enough to prevent them from suffering a two-wicket home defeat to Perkins first XI in the Hunts League Division Two.

Opener Jakings was well supported by No. 4 Carl Pope, who hit 40 runs, and Paul Strickle, who added 22 not out, and Wisbech finished on a decent 218-7.

Wisbech cricket v perkins

But the hosts went on to make 219-8 in 41.1 overs.

Tom Bourne was Wisbech's chief wicket-taker with 3-39 while Ryan Van Waterschoot and Matthew Parrin jnr both took two wickets each.

Zak Brown took 4-52 for Wisbech thirds but a poor all-round batting reply saw them well short of their 181-run target in their West Norfolk Division Three match at Gayton.

A 59 from A Chadderton and a 51 not out from C Hill helped the hosts to 180-8.

Adrian Peck took 2-34, while John Mallett and Matt Esser grabbed a wicket each.

Middle order batsman Richard Harnwell was Wisbech's top scorer with 22 runs.

H Thompson was in fine bowling form for Gayton, taking 5-32.


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