Freear century for four-some Wisbech

THERE is just no stopping Wisbech Town at present as they reeled off a fourth successive Cambs Tucker League win to claim the maximum 25 points with a last ball victory.

The Harecroft Road team now move in to second place above Godmanchester and are now just 22 points behind leaders Foxton, who picked up 20 points on Saturday.

Wisbech skipper James Williams won the toss and had no hesitation batting first on a flat track and certainly had no qualms about his decision as his side racked up 285 for three wickets and were even able to declare after 45 overs to get an extra three overs to bowl at Godmanchester which turned out to be a wise decision too.

Once again Gary Freear was in magnificent form with the bat hitting his first century of the season as he accumulated 125 runs.

He had plenty of good support too with skipper Williams 46 not out, David Wood 42 not out, Sam Albutt 29 and Danny Haynes 27. However Godmanchester enjoyed the conditions too and at 200 for three with plenty of overs in hand it did look as through they were in the driving seat.

But Williams brought back Jack Hastings for a second spell and introduced Ben Allsop too and they soon had the Goddy batsmen returning to the pavilion at regular intervals.

In the end Godmanchester were holding on for a losing draw but Williams produced a straight one with the final ball of the innings to claim a very important leg before decision and Godmanchester were all out for 263. Those extra three overs had been a godsend!

Allsop finished with four for 14 and Hastings two for 32. Craig Johnson two for 97 with Zak Brown and Williams picking up a wicket each.

Williams said: “We have batted very well on a good flat wicket and posted a really good total and were able to declare after 45 overs.

“We did not bowl so well early on and Godmanchester were in a very good position. But Jack and Ben bowled very well and the wickets started to fall. It did look as though they would hold out for a draw but I managed to get that final wicket.

“That is four wins in a row and four good performances too.

“When we are in this sort of form we are very difficult to beat although we did have a bit of luck on Saturday.”

In this sort of form Wisbech look real title material but Williams added: “We are not talking about titles but we just want to keep plugging away as there is still a long way to go.”

Wisbech seconds won by 80 runs against Cottenham in CCA Senior Division 2 after making 196 for nine.

They lost three early wickets before Dom Stannard 80, Matt Esser 39 and Adrian Clare 37 put them on the right track.

Lyndon Waters then ripped through the Cottenham batting taking six wickets for 47 runs with Tom Bourne picking up two for 32 and Cottenham were all out for 116.

l WISBECH Town crashed out of the Jaidka Cup last Wednesday night with a 10-wicket defeat against Peterborough Town at Bretton Gate.

Fielding a much weakened side, Wisbech scored just 109 all out with Gary Freear hitting a very impressive 66 before falling to a superb catch on the boundary. He was the only Wisbech batsman to reach double figures.

Peterborough had few problems scoring the required runs with Cambs openers David Clarke 65 not out and Alan Burton 30 not out reaching 110 with 25 balls to spare.