Wisbech set up a top-of-table clash

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Wisbech Town CC head into next Saturday with a Cambs Tucker League top-of-the-table clash at Ramsey.

Wisbech are just two points behind Ramsey in Division One and a point ahead of third-placed Godmanchester.

Wisbech triumped over Waresley at Harecroft Road by 149 runs last weekend.

Antipodean Tom Meyrick smashed 86 from just 44 balls in Wisbech’s 247-8 at number eight. The overseas player hit seven sixes and six fours while Sam Rippington contributed 34 not out from 27 balls.

The Waresley innings crumbled for 98. Silus Mutubaki (3-18) returned the best Wisbech bowling figures, while Paul Edgeller, Craig Johnson and Rippington added two wickets each.

March lost a crucial game against basement boys Warboys by 13 runs.

The visitors, without a win all season, just had more firepower on a seamer’s track at The Avenue – taking early and late wickets when it counted for a bumper 25-point tally.

Ben Pyle’s 49 runs was the highpoint of the March total of 150. Andy Wright had earlier enhanced his reputation with 3-34 during the Warboys innings of 163-9.

The 2nd XI lost at Great Shelford in CCA Senior League Division 1 by a 202-run margin, 232 of those runs coming in the last 21 overs!

Stuart Arnold took 1-33 off his 12 overs and Adrian Bussey 2-49, with the home side 81-4. Then all hell broke loose against the slow bowlers and some of the youngsters, as Great Shelford posted 313-7.

John Gilson made a defiant 42 not out, with James Hilliard 29 on his return in the 111 all out total.

The 3rds produced a spirited performance at home to Pymoor, losing by just 20 runs in their CCA Junior League Division 3N match at Doddington.

The visitors made 198-7, with Steven Coe returning figures of 4-43. In reply Jamie Stimpson hit 47, with Coe 28 and Rob Conyard 20, as March were dismissed for 178.

The 4ths made it a blank day for the club when they lost at the Neale-Wade by 118 runs to Cambridge St Giles 3rd in CCA Junior League Division 5N.

The visitors were 207-5 at tea with Sam Mason taking 2-11 and Charlie Conyard 2-18. Will Curtis top-scored in the 89 all out reply.

Ash Vodnala inspired the Sunday 1st XI to only their second Rutland League Division 2 win of the season, when they beat Whittlesey by 28 runs.

The Kiwi cracked 52 runs in the March total of 191-7 and then took 5-35 with his off-spin as the hosts were dismissed for 163. Skipper Toby Nulty also hit 52 and took 2-41.

Scores, Cambs Division One

March lost to Warboys by 13 runs

Warboys 163 (A. Wright 3-34, J. Harradine 2-41, A. Vodnala 2-41). March 150 (B. Pyle 49, A. Vodnala 32).

Wisbech beat Waresley by 149 runs

Wisbech 247-8 (T. Meyrick 86, J. Bowers 69, S. Rippington 34no). Waresley 98 (S. Mutubaki 3-18, C. Johnson 2-8, P. Edgeller 2-13, S. Rippington 2-31).