Skipper leads the Wisbech fightback

Cricket - Wisbech 1st vs Castor 1st. Wisbech Town 1st Team front LtoR , Hadyn Allsop, Danny Haynes, Zack Brown, James Williams (capt), David Wood, Gary Freear. Back LtoR - Ben Allsop, Sam Albutt, Jack Hastings, Ivan Burgess, Craig Johnson. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Cricket - Wisbech 1st vs Castor 1st. Wisbech Town 1st Team front LtoR , Hadyn Allsop, Danny Haynes, Zack Brown, James Williams (capt), David Wood, Gary Freear. Back LtoR - Ben Allsop, Sam Albutt, Jack Hastings, Ivan Burgess, Craig Johnson. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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WISBECH Town bounced back to form to beat Cambs Tucker League newcomers Castor by eight wickets on Saturday at Harecroft Road.

Castor were soon struggling losing three very quick wickets and although they made a minor recovery they continued to find runs difficult against the Wisbech attack to finish 76 all out.

Skipper James Williams led the early onslaught with four wickets for 16, Ben Allsop took three for 12 and Craig Johnson two for three.

Openers Sam Albutt 23 and Danny Haynes 19 no got the Wisbech reply off to a good start and then Gary Freear 16 and Williams 14 completed the task at 77 for two to pick up 20 points.

Williams said: “We knew we had to come back with a good performance after the previous week. The three quick wickets got us a good start and then we were very good in the field and picked up some good catches. The openers did well and we were very comfortable scoring the runs.”

Wisbech seconds lost by seven wickets to Ely first in CCA Senior Division Two after scoring just 96 runs.

Dom Stannard top scored with 23 and Matt Parrin 14 and Brad Apted 19 also chipped in.

Apted did pick up an early Ely wicket but after that they were always comfortable to reach 98 for three.

Wisbech thirds enjoyed a 52-run win against local rivals Wimblington in CCA Junior 2A.

Sam Darlow 42 and Matt Pack 37 enjoyed a good third wicket partnership before a disappointing finish with 156 all out. Adrian Bussey was best of the Wimblington bowlers with five for 43.

John Mallett was soon among the wickets as Wimblington reached 104 all out with Oliver Fox 25 and Sean Stimpson 189 the only two players to reach double figures. Mallett finished with 3-21 and Craig Pack 4-18.

Wisbech fourths were also successful beating Castor thirds by one wicket in CCA Junior 4A.

Castor were 96 for nine in 40 overs with Harrison Smith taking four wickets for 28 runs.

Tom Chapman 34 and Sam Dunn 15 steered Wisbech to 93 for nine in their 28 overs in a shortened game.

All three Wisbech teams tasted defeat on Sunday.

The first team fielded a very weakened side with only Gary Freear and Danny Haynes involved from the Saturday team and they lost by five wickets against Market Deeping in Rutland Division Two.

Wisbech batted first and scored just 86 runs with Freear top scoring with 36 and Jason Esser 20.

Deeping lost five wickets reaching the winning total.

Wisbech seconds lost by 120 runs against Weldon in Rutland Division Five after being bowled out for 60 runs with Dom Stannard 18 the only player to reach double figures.

Weldon had scored 180 for six in their 45 overs with Lee Peck taking three for 45 and John Mallett two for 14 off 12 overs.

Wisbech thirds lost their Fenland Trophy game against Doddington by 99 runs.

Doddington scored a huge 250 for eight off their 40 overs with Dan Beavis hitting 125 and Jacob Miller 47.

Wisbech were bowled out for 151 with Pat Webb 33 and Muhammad Niaz 26 top scoring. Doddington’s John Palmer took three for 27 and Jamie Long two for nine.

l Wisbech Town Cricket & Hockey Club are holding an all day family fun day at Harecroft Road on Monday, June 4 not only to celebrate the Jubilee but to celebrate 50 years of the current pavilion building.

The club also plan to share the initial proposals for the major bid to improve the pavilion on the day when there will be cricket matches, hockey matches, sideshows, stalls and a hog roast.

Tickets are £10 with concessions for children and are available from Nat Ward 07876512610 or email to scattyward@hotmail.com