Wisbech firsts fall away
PUBLISHED: 12:22 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:35 02 June 2010
SATURDAY CRICKET WISBECH Town first team fell further adrift of Tucker Gardner Division One leaders Nassington, when they lost at home to Ramsey, despite a decent 65 from skipper Gary Freear. Wisbech opener David Wood weighed in with 34, but the hosts re
WISBECH Town first team fell further adrift of Tucker Gardner Division One leaders Nassington, when they lost at home to Ramsey, despite a decent 65 from skipper Gary Freear.
Wisbech opener David Wood weighed in with 34, but the hosts recorded a below par total of 184 all out.
It looked at one stage that Wisbech had done enough to win Saturday's match.
They had Ramsey reeling at 117-7 but the visitors held on for a three-wicket victory.
Wisbech are now in fourth place and 40 points behind the leaders.
Leverington first team look favourites for the West Norfolk Division Two's second automatic promotion place after edging to a narrow seven-run win over second-placed Bircham.
Leverington's final five games, apart from a top-of-the-table clash with Sandringham, come against teams in the bottom half of the table.
Leverington batted first and started well with Glyn Wilson hitting a quick 21 before he was given out caught off his pad.
They then lost quick wickets and slumped to 68-6.
But Ricky Brown (19) and Adam Fairbrother (20) rescued Leverington to take the score to 118 before Brown was out for lbw.
Leverington went on to reach 146.
Leverington's bowlers struggled early on as Bircham raced to 50 in only the seventh over.
But they found a break-through when Wilson took a catch off a Mark Godfrey ball.
After another wicket Brown, bowling for the first time this season, picked up three quick wickets to give Leverington a real chance.
Ian Cooper picked up a vital wicket of J. King and a Fairbrother wicket and a direct hit from Godfrey gave Leverington a good chance of winning.
Bircham then needed seven to win with several overs in hand while Leverington needed just one wicket.
Dominic Mills held a catch off Ian Cooper's delivery to secure a dramatic win for Leverington.
Henry Rosier weighed in with 85 not out as Wisbech second team produced their best batting performance of the season to take an unlikely Hunts Division Two victory.
Wisbech were fuming after letting their opponents Ufford Park get to 252-7 on a small ground.
A Larkin (105) and K Taylor-Rush (56) were Ufford Park's star batsmen.
Wisbech lost openers Keith Jakings (1) and Adi Clare (5) cheaply.
Carl Pope (22) and Richard Harnwell (26) scored steadily and then at 80-5, Rosier saw the game through, with assistance from Gary Alexander (43), Charles Baxter (14) and Sam Portham (10 not out).
Dominic Stannard scored a half-century in his attempt to single-handedly pull Wisbech fourth team to a result, but they couldn't come close to Denver's formidable 272 target.
Denver made full use of Wisbech's good far end track to smash 271-8.
Stannard's was the last Wisbech wicket to fall and, despite his efforts, Wisbech limped to 116 all out.
DAVID BONIFACE (74), Simon Freear (70) and Carl Pope (47) helped Wisbech Town first team put Saturday's problem behind them.
They posted an imposing 293-9 in their Rutland Division One match clash with Buckminster.
Simon Freear's day improved and his leg spin bowling caused the visitors constant problems.
He went on to take a superb 4-55 as the visitors were dismissed for 270.
Wisbech seconds had a bad day at the office on Sunday, despite John Mallett returning superb bowling figures of 5-7.
Warboys batted first in the Fenland League match and recorded 182-9.
Dominic Stannard took 2-41 and David LeMoir took 1-41.
Wisbech's reply was wiped out before the end of the 23rd over and No. 3 Stannard (15) was their only player to reach double figures.