Leaders Wisbech put Foxton in a spin

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Wisbech Town CC have opened up a 30-point gap at the top of the Cambs Tucker League following their 93-run win over Foxton.

Foxton were dismissed for 119 in 38.3 overs with outstanding figures from spin duo Craig Johnson 16-5-44-3 and Gary Freear 14-1-47-6. James Williams chipped in with 1-2.

As the maximum points for a win is 25, it means Wisbech have more than a victory in hand on their rivals.

Wisbech are on 349, Ramsey 319, Godmanchester 317, Foxton 305, March 258 and Castor & Ailsworth CC 256.

Wisbech won the toss and decided to bat, posting 212-9 in 48 overs. Gary Freear hit 20, skipper Alan Burton top scored with 47 off 79 balls, Josh Bowers 29, Williams 33 and Simon Freear 20.

Burton and Gary Freear opened up with a stand of 48, Burton and Bowers added 64, while Williams and Simon Freear compiled 46 for the fourth wicket.

Johnson opened the bowling with Brad Perrett, who bowled very well and tightly.

Burton said: “We were good in all aspects, it was a good game all round. We fielded and batted well, we showed what a team we can be.

“We didn’t take a wicket until Johnno’s fifth or sixth over but kept it tight.”

Jack Hastings is available next Saturday at Cambridge NCI.

Contrasting half centuries by skipper Stephen Wallis (72 not out) and Jake Beart (51) secured a comfortable 71-run victory for March 2nds against local rivals Wisbech 3rds at the Avenue on Sunday.

Beart scored his fifty off only 44 balls in an hour, while Wallis batted all the way through the innings, the skipper hitting 10 boundaries and Beart seven as the duo added 82 for the second wicket. Fourteen year olds Sam Clarke (16) and Curtis Oldroyd (15) both made useful contributions in the hosts’ 177 for 3 in 40 overs.

Despite 31 from Wisbech skipper Tom Chapman and a powerful 45 from Mohammed Niaz the visitors were bowled out for 106 in the 35th over. The principal wicket takers for the home side were Sam Mason 3-13, Matt Hubbard 3-7 and Cameron Williams 2-19.