Seymour season best can’t save March from defeat

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A season’s-best bowling display from Aussie all-rounder Steve Seymour couldn’t prevent March Town sliding to a Cambs Tucker League 43-run defeat in a rain-shortened match.

The visitors had done well to bowl out Sawston for 171 after putting them in, Seymour bagging 7-50, which left March chasing 100 off 28 overs but with four wickets lost to the rain rule. Their six remaining wickets yielded 57 runs.

Skipper Chris Ringham said: “It’s tough when your overseas player takes seven wickets but you still lose the game. Tyler Phillips bowled his heart put for no wickets, as did Callum Young.”

Ringham (3-43) took the other three wickets, and the visitors did well to recover from 100-6 off 32 overs.

Seymour’s seven takes his Saturday wicket tally to 59 for the season.

The gloom set in after tea at The Avenue, as much a reference to March’s batting as the poor weather. March proceeded to gift further wickets with some dreadful shot selections against a very ordinary attack.

Two wickets fell almost immediately and when talisman Seymour gave long-off a second chance to catch him, the writing was on the wall.

Having found themselves 35-5 (just one wicket to fall) Tyler Phillips made a good looking 21 in the final total of 57, with over seven overs still to bat.

The 2nd Xl’s game at Kimbolton and and the 4th Xl’s match away to St Giles 3rd Xl were both called off due to rain. The 3rd Xl were without a fixture.