Wisbech start the season with a poor defeat
TUCKER DIVISION ONE Khalsa 173-9 Wisbech I 89 all out WISBECH had a dreadful day at the office in their first competitive game of the season against newly-promoted Khalsa. The Fenland side were reasonably happy to have restricted their visitors to 173, wi
TUCKER DIVISION ONE
Wisbech I 89 all out
WISBECH had a dreadful day at the office in their first competitive game of the season against newly-promoted Khalsa.
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The Fenland side were reasonably happy to have restricted their visitors to 173, with James Williams taking 4-57 and Gary Freear 3-31 but in reply only Freear applied himself as he got 31 of the paltry 89.
That match came two days after Wisbech firsts completed their annual two-day curtain raiser with the world famous Marylebone Cricket Club.
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Wisbech finished 40 runs short, but despite poor weather forecasts, almost two full days were completed.
On the first day MCC led by 42 runs after declaring for 200-5 and Wisbech replied with 158 Gary Freear top scored with 58 and Adam Hodgson and Paul Strickle chipped in with 28 and 27 respectively.
On a belated start to day two some friendly bowling allowed MCC to quickly declare on 1741-1.
Hodgson (52 not out) and Strickle (29) again batted well as did Ben Allsop with 31but with three overs remaining Wisbech were finally dismissed.
March Town II 196-7
Leverington 177 all out
A SWASHBUCKLING from Andrew Goddard ensured this match went to the wire.
The Leverington No.5 batsman kept the visitors in the hunt with a succession of boundaries, as March just ran out victors by 22 runs.
The hosts batted first and thanks to a solid opening stand of 77 from Jake Wenman (40) and Andrew Stone never looked back.
Stone went on to make a top score of 41, with youngsters David Haslegrave (38) and Jordan Morgan (23) holding the lower middle order together.
Morgan then took one of the first four wickets to fall and then the all important one of Goddard close to the end.
However, he was eclipsed by top March bowler Andrew Wright, who finished with 4-13.
Wisbech III 205-8
Long Sutton II 108 all out
WISBECH posted an imposing total with Matthew Esser (54), James Sheppard (37), Ken Smart (22) and Ryan Van Waterschoot (17 not out) among the runs.
Despite a promising start from Sutton's openers the more experienced side with Paul Strickle 4-29 Martin Parrin 2-6 and Adie Peck 2-0 soon began to make inroads into the youthful visitors batting.
RUTLAND DIVISION ONE
Uppingham 169 all out
SUNDAY proved to be a much better day as James Williams (58) and David Wood (64) putting on 106 for the first wicket.
Williams completed a personal fine day with 4-29 well supported by Ivan Burgess 3-35 as their hosts were dismissed well short.
Wisbech III 132-8
A 25 not out from Danny Haynes and fine bowling from Lyndon Waters (3-28) and Dave Lemoir (3-49) helped the newly-formed Wisbech Sunday third team to victory.
Oli brown (19) and Harley Hollis (17) batted well to help the young Wisbech side to bat out their allotted overs.