Apt display as Wisbech win again

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Brad Apted took three wickets in his first senior start of the season as Wisbech Town made it two Tucker League wins from two.

Apted is more known as a hockey player, but the left-arm swing bowler proved his cricketing prowess with 3-30 as Wisbech comfortably beat Warboys by 49 runs.

Wisbech skipper Alan Burton scored 42, Josh Bowers 40 and James Williams 21 as Burton and Gary Freear put on 55 for the second wicket.

A collapse from 132-3 to 155-8 followed, but Dom Stannard 21 and Sam Rippington 26 not out put on 42 for the ninth wicket as Wisbech reached 201.

Burton said: “It was a crucial partnership because we could have been 150 all out.

“We started off brightly then lost some wickets, but we came back.”

Warboys were 152 all out in 36 overs. Rippington took 2-40, Gary Freear 1-24, Williams 1-41, and Simon Freear 2-10.

Burton, James Williams and Rippington played for Cambridgeshire on Sunday, beating Norfolk by 95 runs in the Minor Counties Trophy. Local rivals Norfolk were 72 all out in Horsford.

Williams scored 35 and took one scalp.

Cambs are next in Trophy action against Suffolk at Clare College, Cambridge on Sunday (11am start).

l In the midweek 20-over Jaidka Cup draw, if holders Wisbech Wildcats beat Yaxley Cuckoos they could set up a quarter-final derby with March.

March Crows are at home to Peterborough Penguins on Wednesday, May 21, 6pm. March have not competed for several years but won the trophy in 1990 and 1999.