Cousins puts skids under March

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Former Essex and Northants quickie Darren Cousins helped put the skids under March Town 1sts, losing to Foxton by 62 runs in a rain-ruled Tucker League clash at The Avenue on Saturday.

Cousins took 3-18 off 13 overs as March were dismissed for just 68, having conceded one wicket as they chased a reduced target of 130. Only Steve Seymour (17) and Tommy Howgego (11) made double figures.

With the main covers employed for the three-day county game, March were only pleased to win the toss and insert the opposition. Callum Young took a commendable 3-27 off 16 overs, with James Harradine taking 3-28. That reduced Foxton to 156-8 off their 48 overs, before eight overs of the game were lost at tea through rain.

The Sunday first team lost by 103 runs away to Peterborough Town in Rutland League Division 1.

The home side, who were champions two years ago, hit 235-6 after seven catches were spilled in the field – leg-spinner Toby Nulty picking up 3-27. Nathan Oliver top-scored with 33, Nulty (23) and David Hodson (22) being the other main scorers in the 132 total.

The 2nd XI’s trip in CCA Senior League Division 1 fell foul of the rain – Kimbolton having made 82-2.

Sam Mason’s five-wicket haul made sure the 2nd XI wrapped up a quick nine-wicket Fenland Trophy victory at Witcham.

The seamer took 5-20 off just four overs as the 10-man hosts were bowled out for 42. March smashed 46-1 in just 7.5 overs with Sam Clarke 28 not out and Scott Bamford 12 not out.

Seven wickets in 8.2 devastating overs saw the 3rds make it five wins in a row, when they comfortably beat Pymoor by six wickets at Doddington in CCA Junior League Division 3N.

Teenager Rob Conyard (4-6) took three wickets with his first four deliveries and John Haslegrave 3-26 as the visitors were shot out for 112.

Skipper David Haslegrave led the reply with an unbeaten 43, plus Josh Watson (27) and Lewis Welcher (24).

n Shardul Brahmbatt batted very well with an unbeaten ton as Doddington Cricket Club beat Willingham.

Doddington won the toss and put Willingham into bat and they scored 186 for 6, Saff Mamood taking 3-39, Ryan Wright 1-27 and Umaer Mamood 1-45. Bramhbatt bowled really well, taking 0-19 off his 10 overs, Brahmbatt scored 122 not out, Ben Wright 40 and Scott Bamford 10 as Doddington scored the runs in 22.3 overs.