Fun at March Town open day

March Town CC Waitrose Open day on Sunday 17.8.14. The day featured girls coaching in the morning which was run by club coaches, Toby Nulty, Emma Alterton and Stephen Shaw, who are all pictured along with the girls and Cambs Cricket Development Manager Jenny Lambert.
March Town CC Waitrose Open day on Sunday 17.8.14. The day featured girls coaching in the morning which was run by club coaches, Toby Nulty, Emma Alterton and Stephen Shaw, who are all pictured along with the girls and Cambs Cricket Development Manager Jenny Lambert.

March Town Cricket Club held its Waitrose Open Day on Sunday.

The day featured girls’ coaching in the morning which was run by club coaches, Toby Nulty, Emma Alterton and Stephen Shaw, who are all pictured below along with the girls and Cambs Cricket development manager Jenny Lambert.

The coaching was followed by the club’s President’s XI v Chairman’s XI match. The annual match ended in a draw with the chairman’s sons Andrew and Stuart Mills battling through the last eight overs to deny Alan Day’s President’ XI.

The Sunday 2nds lost their Fenland Trophy match at Chatteris by 5 wickets.

March scored 140-8 in their 40 overs. Skipper Jacob Gray 42 and vice-captain Stephen Wallis 38 were their top scorers.

March Saturday 1st XI’s Aussies sealed a six-wicket win against Tucker League basement boys Camden at The Avenue.

Aussies Steve Seymour took 5-52, as he and skipper Chris Ringham (3-15) shot the visitors out for 121 – the last two wickets putting on 54 runs.

March were 62-4, before Aussie Stephen Shaw’s unbeaten 71 and Ben Pyle’s 25 not out saw them run out comfortable winners at 124-4.

The 2nds gave their chances of survival in CCA Senior League Division 1 a huge boost with a 64-run victory at Buntingford.

Nathan Oliver (52) and Matty Vail (52no) were the batting heroes in March’s 180-6, with Andy Wright’s 3-26 the top bowling figures during the hosts’ 116 reply.

On Cambridge’s historic Parkers Piece NCI 4ths, who after losing their first six wickets for just 11 runs, still beat the 3rds by three wickets in CCA Junior League Division 3N.

Acting skipper Greg Short took 4-7 and Sam Mason 2-12 in the home side’s 85-7. Josh Fox had hit a quick-fire 31 in the March total of 84.

Curtis Oldroyd (15) kept wicket and alongside him was his 69-year-old grandfather Dick.