It was a case of Steve Seymour to the rescue
again, as bottom club Cambridge NCI threatened to wreck the 1st Xl's day at
The Aussie all-rounder made an unbeaten 80 in
the Tucker League clash, after March had found themselves 34-3 from 12 overs,
chasing the home team's 165-7.
Seymour found support firstly from Ben Pyle
(25), who continued from where he left off from the previous week, and finally
from James Harradine, who made a timely 30 not out.
Earlier, Harradine and Chris Peckett had bagged
two wickets apiece during the NCI innings.
Overseas star Stephen Shaw hit a whirlwind 89
in the Sunday 1st XI's nine wicket defeat at Bourne, which pushes them closer to
the Rutland League
Division 1 trapdoor.
The Aussie right-hander smashed his first 50
runs off just 32 balls as the 10-man side were bowled out for 108 in a mere 17
overs. Third in the table Bourne took 13.3 overs to race to 110-1.
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The 2nd Xl held their nerve to beat Thriplow by
a narrow nine run margin at The Avenue, as they chalked up their fifth win from
six matches in a sequence that will secure them CCA Senior League Division 1
cricket next season.
In fact, after such a good second half to the
summer, they might just retain a top five place!
Andy Wright was the stand-out player - hitting
32 runs at No8 in the March total of 147 all out and then taking 3-28 as
Thriplow were dismissed for 138. James Fountain made a welcome return with
figures of 4-36.
Sunday 2nd Xl captain Jacob Gray recorded his
highest score for the club, when his unbeaten 70 secured a seven wicket Fenland
Trophy win away to Wisbech
Gray figured in a third wicket stand of 115
with 15-year-old Curtis Oldroyd (48), in response to Wisbech's 184-6. Sam Mason,
Charlie Revell and Richard Green all picked up two wickets for the 10-man March
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