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Josh Brown belts 290 vs 4th-spot March CC for Whitings League runners-up Histon


By Pete Woodhouse


The curtain came down on March CC’s Whitings League Division 1 season, as the record books were torn apart by league runners-up Histon!

March had 453 runs scored against them, lost by a colossal 298 runs, with Aussie Josh Brown belting an unbelievable 290 – striking 250 in boundaries off just 149 balls – before falling to Sam Clarke. He now heads the league batting stats with 1,056 runs at a strike rate of 149.54!

Saranga Rajaguru (pictured) returned figures of 2-53 with his leg-spin but was one of two batsmen in the March top four to fail. The visitors were 75-7 and it couldn’t have looked much worse for stand-in skipper Andy Wright.

Wisbech v March Cricket Action..Saranga Rajaguru. (15707961)
Wisbech v March Cricket Action..Saranga Rajaguru. (15707961)

Youngsters Ben Chapman and Clarke added a gutsy eighth wicket partnership of 58, to salvage some pride.

Chapman fell just three runs short of his maiden half-century at this level. March finished fourth in the division, their highest position in the league since 2012.

March 1st team before game against Wisbech...Back row (l to r): Udana Ranathunga, Andy Wright, Jacob Gray, Saranga Rajaguru, Ruwan Pitigala, Nathan Oliver...Front row: Adam Conyard, Shardul Brahmbhatt, Tyler Phillips (capt), Ben Chapman, Ben Pyle.. (12859852)
March 1st team before game against Wisbech...Back row (l to r): Udana Ranathunga, Andy Wright, Jacob Gray, Saranga Rajaguru, Ruwan Pitigala, Nathan Oliver...Front row: Adam Conyard, Shardul Brahmbhatt, Tyler Phillips (capt), Ben Chapman, Ben Pyle.. (12859852)

The 3rd XI lost their eighth match of the season, to Histon 3rds by five wickets, to leave them stranded at the foot of CCA Junior League Division 3N. Harry Stevens top-scored with 30, backed by 16 runs from Andy Woodard in the March all out total of 91.

Shae Pooley bowled well to return figures of 4-29 in the visitors reply of 94-5.

March 3rd XI 91 all out, 19.2 overs (Harry Stevens 30, Andy Woodard 16), Histon 3rd XI 94-5, 16.1 overs (Shae Pooley 4-29).

Man of the Match: Shae Pooley.



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