WISBECH: Freear confident of victory over favourites Nassington this weekend
WISBECH first team captain Gary Freear is confident his side will beat Cambs Tucker League favourites Nassington away on Saturday and put their title challenge back on track. The Fenmen slipped to second after Saturday s four-wicket defeat to Ramsey. Godm
WISBECH first team captain Gary Freear is confident his side will beat Cambs Tucker League favourites Nassington away on Saturday and put their title challenge back on track.
The Fenmen slipped to second after Saturday's four-wicket defeat to Ramsey.
Godmanchester moved top following a 43-run victory over Waresley.
Freear said: "Ramsey are not a bad side but we were well below par. At one point we were at something like 30-5 and a couple of the middle order batsmen and the final two Matthew Parrin jnr and Craig Johnson held it up to make sure we posted something respectable.
"It was an off day but I'm confident we will come back strongly.
"Nassington were most people's favourites at the start of the season, but we go into every match confident of winning."
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No. 7 Adam Hodgson top scored for Wisbech with 38, Simon Freear added 18, Parin jnr posted 19 and Johnson scored 24 not out as they reached 152 all out.
The usually prolific skipper scored just four runs and James Williams who smashed 109 not out the previous week, went for a duck.
No. 5 James Markland hit 47 in Ramsey's reply as they scored 153-6.
Chris Clark was the best Wisbech bowler with 3-35.
Elsewhere, Grant Clark scored 46 for Wisbech seconds in their six-wicket Hunts Division Two defeat to Buckden.
Keith Jakings (35) and Charles Baxter (17) were Wisbech's other chief run-makers as they reached 140-8.
John Mews proved to be Buckden's star man, bowling 4-28 before scoring 88 runs in a response of 142-4.
Tom Bourne (2-27) was Wisbech's best bowler.
There was better news for Wisbech thirds as Richard Harnwell's 74 and a 4-18 from Ryan Van Waterschoot helped them to a seven-wicket West Norfolk Division Three win over Denver.
Adrian Peck (3-25) and Robbie Harris (2-15) contributed to Denver being all out for 148.
Adrian Clare remained at the crease for the entire Wisbech innings, scoring 37 not out and Peck's 18 added to Harnwell's top score in a reply of 153-3.
James Dod was Wisbech's highest scoring batsman of the weekend and he reached a massive 176 not out in Wisbech fourth team's West Norfolk Division Four 286-run demolition of Gooderstone.
He was assisted by Jordan Trundle (34), Matt Pack (21), Martin Parrin (22 not out) as Wisbech posted 313-5.
The hosts could only respond with 27 all out in 11 overs.
Five batsmen were out for ducks and opener Ian Sayer was the highest scorer with just three runs.
Wisbech's David LeMoir was in top form with 8-3 from 5.3 overs and Kieran Haynes took 1-13 from six.