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Wisbech finish with big win

Wisbech finished their Rutland League Division One campaign with an emphatic victory over Uffington on Sunday.

After winning the toss and deciding to bate, the home side registered a huge 315-2 from their 40 overs, opener Gary Freear carrying his bat for a terrific 161 from just 117 balls.

Freear hit 17 fours and four sixes, and was backed up by Josh Bowers scoring 83 and Sam Albutt an undefeated 51.

Gary Freear scored an unbeaten 161 on Sunday.
Gary Freear scored an unbeaten 161 on Sunday.

In reply, Uffington only managed 145-9 in their 40 overs, giving Wisbech a 170 run victory. Pick of the bowlers was Lewis Jackson with 4-33, James Williams took 2-10 and there were also wickets for Kieran Haynes, Brodie Ellis, and Danny Haynes.

After a disappointing season in the Rutland League, March won their final Division One game of the season by 16 runs in the penultimate over on Sunday.

March did not start well and had lost five wickets for 69 runs, but a partnership of 64 between left handers Curtis Oldroyd (64) and Jacob Gray (54no) helped to guide them to a useful 206 off their 40 overs.

In reply, Burghley Park were always up with the run rate due to 104 from Charles Esson, who was out to a good catch on the boundary by Shae Pooley. However, from 171 for 5 they collapsed to 192 all out with just eight balls remaining, man of the match Jacob Gray taking 4-32 and Manuj Patel 4-50.

On Saturday, Long Sutton secured runner-up spot in the South Lincs and Border League east One Division when they beat arch rivals Spalding, who would have taken the title with a victory.

Sutton batted first and made only 140, with Barry Stanway hitting 60. Needing 141 for victory and the title, Spalding were all out for 117. Stanway was Sutton's man of the match, taking some vital wickets to add to his half century.

Long Sutton 2nd finished bottom of East Two after losing at home by 54 runs to Spalding 3rd. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Spalding scored 227-6 in their 40 overs before restricting Long Sutton to 173-7.

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