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Wisbech beaten with an over to spare




Wisbech went down to a third Rutland League Division One defeat of the season when they beaten by two wickets at Market Deeping on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Wisbech scored 170-6 from their 40 overs, Josh Bowers hitting four fours and two sixes in his top scoring 54.

Opener Danny Haynes scored 49, Josh Porter 18, Jonny Garner 17, and Chris Clark 12 not out.

Josh Bowers of Wisbech batting. (41645535)
Josh Bowers of Wisbech batting. (41645535)

In reply, Deeping scored 171-8 from 39 overs, hitting the winning runs with six balls left. Top bowler was Kieran Haynes with 3-30, Gary Freear taking 2-25 and a wicket each for Brodie Ellis, Clark and Robert Osborne.

In the same division, March’s home game against Peterborough Town was cancelled.

On Saturday, March went down to a 66 run defeat at Foxton in the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Premier League Whitings Division One.

In a rain-reduced match, March put Foxton in to bat and they scored 185-5 from their 30 overs, Samuel Clarke taking 2-16 and a wicket each for Andrew Wright and Shardul Brahmbhatt.

In reply, March were 119 all out in 23.2 overs, Andrew George top scoring with 29. Brahmbhatt hit 21, James Hilliard 17 and Andrew Wright and Ruwan Pitigala both got 10.

Wisbech’s home game against Cambridge was a victim of the weather.

In Division Two North, Wisbech 2nd were beaten by seven wickets at Ufford Park. Wisbech won the toss and elected to bat,but were soon floundering at 27-5, before eventually being bowled out for 114 from 33.1 overs.

Lyndon Mallett scored 22, Matt Esser 20, Tom Buck 17 and Joe Dunning 17 not out.

In reply, the home side posted 117-3 from 24.5 overs, Josh Bell, Ali Anthony and Mallett getting the wickets.

In Group A, Histon 2nd conceded their game at March 2nd. In Group L, Needingworth 2nd were 143-4 at Wisbech 3rd when the match was abandoned.

Long Sutton’s South Lincs & Border League East One game at leaders Moulton Harrox was abandoned. After being put into bat, Sutton were 140-5 from 30 overs when the match was called off.



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