The 1st XI were knocked off the top of
Tucker League Division 2 when Fordham produced the shock of the day with a
40-run victory at The Avenue.
March's batting frailties were exposed
once again - the side being bowled out for 128 after tea, although they will
argue decisions didn't go their way. Aussie Sam Freedman scored over half the
runs with a defiant innings of 68, while Tommy Howgego was the only other player
to make double figures - scoring 26.
Andy Wright had previous bowled well -
taking 4-24 as Fordham made 168-8.
Fordham 168-8, 50 overs (Andy Wright
4-24, Anthony Palmer 2-25), March 1st XI 128 all out, 40.4 overs (Sam Freedman
68, Tommy Howgego 26).
Things are going from bad to worse for
the 2nd XI, when even the rain couldn't save them from a seven wicket defeat
against CCA Senior League Division 2 leaders Needingworth.
The visitors were 25-4 when it rained
after 19 overs. Unfortunately for them play resumed after 40 minutes and they
were finally bowled out for just 53 - skipper John Wallis top-scoring with 14.
The home side made light work of their
task - knocking the runs off after 15.1 overs, for the loss of three wickets.
March 2nd XI 53 all out, 40.4 overs
(John Wallis 14), Needingworth 56-3, 15.1 overs.
Vice-skipper Jacob Gray cracked an
unbeaten 68 to provide the 3rd XI with a much needed victory - a four wicket
success in CCA Junior League Division 2N against local rivals Wisbech 3rds.
The left-handed opener carried his bat
in the 141-6 winning total, with Rob Conyard chipping in with 24. Earlier three
wickets apiece from Josh Fox, Manuj Patel and Adrian Bussey had seen the
visitors dismissed for 136 at Doddington.
Wisbech 3rd XI 136 all out (Josh Fox
3-25, Manuj Patel 3-26, Adrian Bussey 3-36).
The Sunday 1st XI lost out by four
wickets to relegation threatened Medbourne in Rutland League Division 2.
Lewis Welcher hit 23 at the top of the
order in the 126 all out total and then took 2-5 during the Medbourne reply
March 1st XI 126 all out, 42.3 overs
(Lewis Welcher 23, Stuart Mills 18, Nathan Oliver 15), Medbourne 129-6, 25.1
overs (Lewis Welcher 2-5).
The 2nd XI strengthened their position
at the top of the Fenland Trophy when they beat near neighbours Wimblington by
25 runs at The Avenue on Sunday.
Skipper Curtis Oldroyd with 34 runs and
Stephen Wallis 25 not out were the main run-scorers as March were dismissed for
Sam Mason returned
figures of 2-8, as the visitors were bowled out for 83.
March 2nd XI 108, 35.1 overs (Curtis
Oldroyd 34, Stephen Wallis 25no), Wimblington 83, 32.4 overs (Sam Mason 2-8).
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