The 1st Xl were totally outclassed at The
Avenue on Saturday by a Wisbech side who haven't given up hope of retaining
their Tucker League crown.
The body language from the two sides suggested
it was an end of season fixture for one and a must win for the other, as the
local derby ended in an eight wicket triumph for the champions.
Electing to bat first, the March top order was
blown away by Sam Ripington - one of five Cambs Minor Counties players on show
for Wisbech. Brothers Gary and Simon Feear then cut through the remainder with
slow bowling at either end - March finishing with an inadequate 103 all out.
Opening batsman Tommy Howgego showed great
spirit and concentration for his top score of 42, with James Harradine taking
the fight to the visitors for his 25.
In reply, Wisbech juggled their batting order -
losing just the two wickets as the 104 required came off 29.1 overs.
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The Sunday 1st Xl have been relegated from
Rutland League Division 1, following their crushing 175-run defeat at the hands
of bottom club Barnack.
The side has struggled all season with a lack
of recognised first team players and with Cambs professional Asim Butt hitting
129 not out in Barnack's mighty 285-3. In reply, March made 110 all out.
A scratch 2nd Xl pulled off the surprise of the
day when they beat second in the table Fulbourn by 77 runs in CCA Senior League
Division 1...to finish the season in fourth!
Steve Hinson cracked an immaculate 72 and with
Anthony Henson weighing in with 26 not out, the visitors some how mustered a
Great fielding and 3-24 from Richard Green put
them on the road to victory, before Rob Tombs rolled back the years with his
left-arm spin to take a match-winning 4-20, as the home side were dismissed for
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Sixteen-year-old Adam Conyard smashed an
incredible 164 as March 3rd Xl brought the curtain down on their CCA Junior
League Division 3N season with a 98-run victory over Cambridge NCl 4th Xl.
The No3 bat hit 27 boundaries in his knock at
Doddington as March closed on 259-9, Andy Bryan making a return with a stylish
Teenagers Dan Waltham (4-10) and Will Curtis
(3-22) reduced the visitors to 161-9.
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Another centurion was veteran opening batsman
Dennis Furnell, who carried his bat for 102 in the 4th Xl's eight wicket defeat
to newly promoted Needingworth 2nd Xl.
The 62-year-old was the mainstay of the 10-man
March innings - the side making 147-6.
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