March CC’s winning streak goes from strength to strength as a four-wicket burst from Tyler Phillips set up a five-wicket Tucker League victory at Camden on Saturday.
The young opening bowler took 4-41 as Camden slumped to 77-5 off 24 overs, on their way to 142 all out, Steve Seymour taking 3-35.
The Aussie then made 32 with the bat in the 144-5 winning score, with Chris Budd making 25 and James Harradine an unbeaten 21.
Skipper Chris Ringham said: “It was a good win to keep the momentum going.”
Sixth spot March Town entertain second from bottom Cambridge NCI next weekend.
Callum Young picked up the third seven-wicket haul of his 1st Xl career as the Sunday Crows pipped Market Overton by 15 runs in Rutland League Division 1, for only their second win of the season.
Man of the Match Young finished with a 6-13 burst for final figures of 7-33, as the home team slipped from 89-4 to 103 all out. That was in reply to March’s 118, David Hodson (34) and Stephen Shaw (32) the main scorers.
Early dropped catches and a poor batting display saw the 2nds lose by a 87 runs to Kimbolton at The Avenue in CCA Senior League Division 1.
The visitors lost two early wickets, were pegged back for the first 20 overs but went on to total 173-6, with four of the wickets falling just before tea. The writing was on the wall for March at 27-5, finishing 86-9.
The Sunday 2nd XI made it four wins from five games in the Fenland Trophy, when they beat Wisbech 3rd XI by 24 runs at The Avenue.
Teenager Rob Conyard hit 34 at No.7 in the 120 total, with Will Curtis (3-8) and Sam Mason (3-17) doing the damage after tea.
The Thirds are still seeking their first win of the season in CCA Junior League Division 3N, losing by 53 runs to Haddenham.
Skipper David Haslegrave’s 4-21 and vice-captain Greg Short’s 3-42 restricted the hosts to 154 on a slow track. But March had another poor start at 24-4, with Jamie Stimpson’s unbeaten 39 the highlight of the 101 all out.
l The March 2014 Three-Day Sports Festival is on Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31. Completed forms and payment are required in advance (£15 each child per day or £40 for all three). Club coaches offer children the chance to learn sporting skills. The days run 9.30am-4pm.