Freear bowls Wisbech to last-gasp win

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Wisbech Town skipper Gary Freear took wickets with the first two balls of the final over to make it two Cambs Tucker League Division One wins out of two on Saturday.

Wisbech beat Saffron Walden 2nds at Harecroft Road and the off-spinning captain said he only chose to bowl the final over because it was too dark for the pacemen.

Wisbech took maximum points again and share top spot with Godmanchester and Ketton on 50 points.

March 1st XI’s batting frailties came back to haunt them on a plumb wicket at The Avenue. Nassington’s opener Dan Robinson helped himself to 108 in the 200-6 total.

March opener David Hodson went off like a train and when he was out for 40, the home side were 69-3 off just nine overs!

Loose shots gifted the visitors wickets, with new Kiwi Ash Vodnala on debut and James Harradine both hitting 21. March were dismissed for 172 with 10 overs remaining.

Scores: Wisbech beat Saffron Walden 2nds by 24 runs. Wisbech 272-7 (G. Freear 58, D. Haynes 54, S. Freear 36, S. Albutt 34, J. Bowers 23, T. Meyrick 21no). Saffron Walden 248 (G. Freear 4-54, J. Gollands 2-21, Meyrick 2-54). March lost to Nassington by 28 runs. Nassington 200 (T. Nulty 2-31, A. Wright 2-33). March 172 (D. Hodson 40, S. Welcher 22, J, Harradine 21, A. Vodnala 21).