Wisbech cricket round-up

The Firsts drew their top of the table clash while there were victories for the Seconds and Thirds.

WISBECH Firsts’ hopes of winning the Cambs Division One title took a blow after they could only draw with title rivals Camden on Saturday.

Despite being only the second team to deny the table-topping side a victory this summer, it leaves Wisbech in second place with just five games remaining.

An unbeaten century from Nigel Gadsby helped Camden reach 212-6 from their 48 overs, but Wisbech looked in command at 128-2 in reply.

However, despite Gary Freear’s 65, Wisbech failed to push on and clinch the victory. They snatched a draw after the 10th wicket of Gavin Plume and Sam Brandon batted out the final two-and-a-half overs.

Captain James Williams, who scored 47, said: “We’re very disappointed as we got ourselves in a great position. We’ve got a strong batting line-up but the middle order didn’t kick on like they have been. Our fielding let us down as we gave away around 30 runs.

“Hopefully Godmanchester can do us a favour as they’ve been on form when they play Camden. We’ve just got to keep winning and hope that they slip-up.”

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Camden: 212-6 (Sam Brandon 2-42)

Wisbech: 187-9 (Gary Freear 65)

OTHER RESULTS

Rutland League Division 6

Rutland II beat Peterborough Lions by 50 runs

Rutland 129 all out

Peterborough 79 all out

Fenland Invitation Trophy

Fenland III beat Leverington by two runs

Fenland III 121-7 (Danny Emmington 51)

Leverington 119-7 (Mark Baker 3-19)

CCA Junior League 4A

Wisbech IIII beat Somersham II by default

CCA Senior League Division Three

Wisbech II beat Ashwell by four wickets

Ashwell 160-9 (Kieran Haynes 3-46)

Wisbech II 161-6 (Dom Standard 70)