Town stay top after draw

Cambs Tucker Cricket Premier League Division One leaders Wisbech Town had a winning draw and 16 points at Foxton on Saturday.

However next weekend at home to basement side Cambridge NCI, medium pace swing bowler Tom Bourne comes in as key all-rounder James Williams misses the next month due to his teaching work.

Wisbech finished with 160-9 after their 48 overs. Simon Freear hit 32, brother Gary Freear 20 and Williams 28 not out.

Foxton finished on 151-9 with Williams taking 4-44 off 16 overs on the trot, Bradley Perrett 2-44 off 16, Jack Hastings 1-25 off nine and Craig Johnson 2-27 off seven.

Foxton’s last pair survived the final few deliveries to secure a draw.

After seven games Wisbech head the table on 133 points, five ahead of local rivals March. The two sides clash at Wisbech on June 29.

Skipper Alan Burton said: “James played well. He played some really powerful shots at the end.

“We bowled pretty well and didn’t bat that well although it was a hard wicket and we didn’t lose wickets early.

“We didn’t bowl straight enough early on which cost us the win. We were kind of charge all the way through.”

March Town CC successfully defended 90 runs versus St Ives to earn a 25-point win by 13 runs.

Acting skipper Jon Gilson said the toss was important: “We lost the toss and were put in on a wet, green track under overcast skies.

“At tea the sun came out. David played a very important innings when they bowled well on a helpful track.

“We got wickets early on and at no time during the game was I thinking we weren’t going to get them out.”

With captain Chris Ringham at a wedding, Gilson added: “Chris didn’t play and the young lads did really well for us, with Andrew Wright getting two wickets.

“Winning it was really important, so it’s 25 points as far as we’re concerned. I can’t wait for some nice, dry pitches.”

March travel to Sawston next weekend.