Sam seals Wisbech derby bragging rights

Wimblington 2nds Cricket v Willingham 2nds ''Paul King ANL-140525-171755009
Wimblington 2nds Cricket v Willingham 2nds ''Paul King ANL-140525-171755009
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Wisbech Town CC hold bragging rights over March Town for now in Rutland League Division One after a derby victory by 75 runs on Sunday at Harecroft Road.

Top scorer Sam Albutt and Zak Brown added 103 for the fourth wicket for the hosts to set them on the way to a competitive total.

Wimblington 2nds Cricket v Willingham 2nds''Dave Pomfrett ANL-140525-171806009

Wimblington 2nds Cricket v Willingham 2nds''Dave Pomfrett ANL-140525-171806009

This was after Callum Young had reduced Wisbech to 37-3.

March’s batting frailties struck again when they collapsed from 83-2 to 137 all out.

Scores: Wisbech 212-8 in 45 overs (S Albutt 82, Z Brown 38, J Gollands 45; C Young 12-3-58-5, C Ringham 7-1-48-3).

March 137 all out in 37.3 overs (S Shaw 43, B Pyle 29, R Wright 10, S Mills 10; S Rippington 10-2-28-2, Z Brown 5-0-21-2, A Burton 7-1-23-2, C Pope 4-0-15-2, D Stannard 0.3-0-2-1).

The Wisbech first and March first, 2nd and 3rd matches all fell victims to the rain.

However, March 4th XI picked up maximum points as Cherry Hinton could not raise a team.

Fourteen-year-old Sam Clarke led the way for March 2nd with a man of the match winning performance as the Sunday side narrowly defeated Wilburton by seven runs in the Fenland Trophy.

After being inserted on a wet surface the 2nd XI battled hard to eventually reach 145-4 in their allotted 40 overs.

Their innings included a partnership of 110 for the second wicket between Clarke, who scored 52 and veteran opener Stephen Wallis who finished on 54 not out. Clarke, who was scoring his first half century in adult cricket, struck three maximums and four 4’s in his accomplished innings.

The young March side, which featured seven players from the club’s under 15 side, made early inroads to the home side’s batting, who lost seven wickets before reaching their century.

However, a late rally saw Wilburton reach 138 with two wickets remaining and victory looked likely for the home side until late strikes by skipper Jacob Gary and Clarke, who took the final wicket.

Earlier the March wickets were shared between the young bowlers, Charlie Revell, Will Curtis and Ioan Foreman who took three, two and two respectively.