Steve stars in March win

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March Town enjoyed better fortunes with the rain this week, winning their Cambs Tucker Premier match at home to Waresley.

“We had the toss-up then it hammered it down, losing about six overs in the end,” said March skipper Chris Ringham.

Waresley were dismissed for 142 in 47 overs after being in a good position of 64-0 after 17 overs.

Australian Steve Seymour made the breakthrough, taking three wickets in his first spell and ending up with figures of 5-29. Shardul Brambhatt again bowled well and bagged 3-35.

The rain-affected calculations meant that March required 128 from 42 overs to win, having already been deducted one wicket. They reached this at 129 with five wickets down and with 13 overs to spare.

Opening bat David Hodson scored 59 and complied 59 for the first wicket with Tommy Howgego (18), Seymour adding 20.

March hope to have the same team available when they go to Ramsey next Saturday.

March 2nd captain John Wallis smashed an unbeaten 53 in the 83-run opening CCA Senior League Division 1 victory at Babraham.

Having lost both openers for just a single run, James Harradine (37), David Haslegrave (28), Stuart Mills (20) and Nick Usher (19no) contributed to the 178-8 target. Mills, Toby Nulty and Stuart Arnold took two wickets apiece, with Richard Green bagging 3-6 in the hosts’ 95.

Chatteris 2nd Xl gifted March’s 3rds 20 points when they made a narrow eight run winning start on their new home ground at Doddington, in CCA Junior League Division 2N.

In a rain affected game reduced to 32 overs each, the visitors were cruising, but slumped to 102-8 in reply to March’s 110-9. Jacob Gray and James Shepherd claimed six wickets between them and scored 29 and 23 respectively.

Vice-captain Ben Pyle top-scored with 47 as March Sunday Xl scrambled to 133 all out in the seven wicket Rutland League Division 1 defeat at Eaton Socon. The hosts took 38.3 overs to grind out the win, with skipper Stuart Mills bagging 2-33.