Burton’s boost for Wisbech fortunes

Cambridgeshire opening bat Alan Burton will skipper Wisbech Town next summer and the club are also looking to bring back Australian paceman Sam Brandon as well.

It is a real statement of intent on winning the Cambs Tucker Premier Division next season and win a place in the East Anglian Premier League.

James Williams, who is stepping down as skipper due to work commitments at Wisbech Grammar School, said: “Burts is a massive signing. He has been playing at a good level of cricket and will strengthen our batting considerably.

“Gary Freear and myself have played with him over the years for Cambs and he agreed to join us when we offered him the captaincy last week.”

Brandon played for Wisbech in the 2011 season and talks are on going to bring him back.

Burton (pictured) played for March in the 2004-05 seasons before moving to Peterborough and quickly established himself in the Cambs team. The 26-year-old has since also had two seasons with Alltofts in the Central Yorkshire League before returning to Peterborough.

He said: “Peterborough won the Northants League and although that was good I felt I needed a new challenge. Wisbech have been close to winning the Cambs League in recent seasons and hopefully I can help make the difference and take some pressure off James and Gary and bring the best out of them.

“I would like the approach to be more professional. The training will be more intense and with one or two other things hopefully it will help us into the East Anglian League.”