Burton ton leaves Wisbech joint top

Wisbech 1st team Cricket v Nassington'Alan Burton
Wisbech 1st team Cricket v Nassington'Alan Burton
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Skipper Alan Burton hit 112 not out and James Williams returned in style as Wisbech Town CC rose to level points with Tucker League leaders Ramsey on Saturday.

Wisbech beat Waresley by 131 runs which means Ramsey and Wisbech are on 232 points, with March in third on 195.

Williams has missed the last month with his teaching commitments.

Wisbech won the toss and posted 243-2 in their allotted 46 overs.

Gary Freear 66 and Burton opened up proceedings with a stand of 101.

Josh Bowers was out with the score on 150 and Williams added 36 not out in a partnership of 90 with Burton.

Waresley were dismissed for 112 as Williams starred with the ball with 6-35, Brad Perrett took 3-33 and Kieran Haynes 1-32.

Burton said: “We missed Willo last week.

“He is really a class player. He’s always good to have around for his experience.

“Winning the toss didn’t have a bearing on the game but it was nice to bat first.

“It’s hard to concentrate in the heat but we’ve got a lot of younger lads who are all pretty fit.”

Next week Danny Haynes is unavailable when Wisbech travel to Nassington.

Saturday scores

Wisbech Town 2nd beat Thriplow by 80 runs in CCA Senior League Division 2

Wisbech 220 (Jamie Gollands 31, Dom Stannard 44, Laurence Twell not out 31, Ivan Burgess 33).

Thriplow 140 (Ivan Burgess 2-51, Matthew Parrin 5-25, Lyndon Waters 2-8).

Pymoor beat Wisbech 3rds by 2 wickets

Wisbech 176-8 (Paul Strickle 32, Charles Baxter 27, Brodie Ellis 24).

Pymoor 179-8 (Ellis 5-41, Jason Esser 2-26, Ryan Harnwell 1-34).

Chippenham 2nd beat Wisbech 4th by 36 runs in Mr Cricket CCA Junior League 4 North

Chippenham 160 (Nick Drew 4-34, Tom Chapman 4-32, Harry Drew 2-24).

Wisbech 124 (Tom Chapman not out 47, Nick Drew 17).

Sunday

Wisbech Town beat Nassington by 3 wickets in Rutland League Division 1

Nassington 181 in 41 overs (Bradley Perrett 2-36, Kieran Haynes 3-40, Gary Freear 1-43, Ivan Burgess 2-37, Carl Pope 1-11).

Wisbech 184-7 in 40.5 overs (Carl Pope 21, Harry Johnson 22, Jamie Gollands 73, Ryan Van Waterschoot 12, Bradley Perrett 11, Gary Freear not out 11, Ivan Burgess not out 14).

Wisbech Town 2nd beat Kettering Town by 2 wickets in Rutland League Division 5

Kettering Town 207-3 in 45 overs (Matthew Parrin 2-32, Lyndon Waters 1-41).

Wisbech 211-8 in 44.2 overs (Arun Nair 10, Matt Dawson 10, Dom Stannard not out 83, Matthew Parrin 13, Lyndon Waters 33, Brodie Ellis not out 25). 

Witcham beat Wisbech 3rds by 65 runs in the Fenland Invitation Trophy

Witcham 253-8 in 40 overs (Oli Mann 1-44, Martin Parrin 3-48, Craig Pack 4-40).

Wisbech 188-5 (Tom Chapman not out 100, Tim Chapman 15, Harry Drew 11, Oli Mann 46).