Hosts must move on to next week's trip to Ramsey after Avenue loss
March Town 1sts were hammered by 170 runs at the hands of newly promoted Cambridge CC 2nd XI, in Whitings League Division 1 on Saturday.
For both players and spectators this was a game to forget and move onto next week's trip to Ramsey.
It was the first damp track of the season at The Avenue and without skipper Tyler Phillips basic rules were ignored – pitch the ball up and cling onto the catches.
March failed on both counts. They shelled nine catches in the field as the visitors raced to 100 in the 21st over and then onto 293-6 after 50.
In reply there was no back, with the third wicket pairing of Shardul Brahmbhatt (38) Saranga Rajaguru (16) producing 55 runs after tea. Ben Chapman made 17 in the all out total of 123.
A batting collapse saw the Sunday 2nd XI lose out by five wickets to newcomers St Ives & Warboys.
The reigning Fenland Trophy champions got off to a flying start with Manuj Patel (67) and Jacob Gray (22) timing the ball sweetly.
But once they had departed only vice-captain Shae Pooley (10) managed double figures in the 123 all out total.
March skipper Sam Mason produced a 3-17 spell after tea but it wasn't enough to prevent the home side reaching their target for the loss of only five wickets.
Photo: Pat Ringham