Howell-zat as Wisbech 2nds are just champion

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Wisbech Cricket Club’s seconds are celebrating winning the Cambs League CCA Senior Division Two on Saturday after beating Bluntisham first team.

Wisbech finished with an average of 16.38, while second place Chippenham ended on 15.94.

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Wisbech Town 2nds posted 247 for 9 in their 45 overs. Their first three wickets fell cheaply before the middle order prospered: number five Ali Anthony scored 39, number six Rhys Howell top-scored with 83, while number seven and captain Jamie Gollands was lbw after compiling 53.

Bluntisham were hustled out for 119.

Bowling figures: Jonathan Garner 6-0-34-3, Arran Shippley 6-1-14-4, Lyndon Mallett 6.2-1-15-1, Thomas Dunning 5-0-50-1, Jamie Gollands 1-0-1-1.

Meanwhile, Wisbech Round Table chairman Sam Smith was pleased to present a cheque of £500 to help towards providing the town’s Cricket Week.

Smith said that being able to support events such as this, for local children to try a sport, is only possible thanks to the kind support of local people at events such as the Rose Fair.

Shane Sleath, WTCC youth development manager, said that the various activities that happened during the week helped young people develop both as cricketers, and as people: “Without the kind donations from organisations such as the Round Table we just wouldn’t have been able to put this event on.”

Sam, centre, is pictured right presenting the cheque to Shane, and under 13 WTCC player Alex Bishop.