Rob Moden (28) and Ben Pyle (21) fifth wicket stand of 39 vital when chasing modest target
A six-wicket haul from all-rounder Saranga Rajaguru sent March Town into second spot in Rutland League Division One on Sunday.
The leg-spinning Sri Lankan set up his side’s four wicket win at The Avenue against Grantham with a stunning 6-19 spell, after the visitors had cruised to 112-2.
Vice-captain Sam Clarke had removed both openers as he and Ben Pyle pegged the free-scoring visitors back.
Pyle snapped up an excellent catch as did Rob Moden, in the Grantham total of 139.
Moden (28) and Pyle (21) then produced a disciplined fifth wicket stand of 39, which was crucial when chasing the modest target.
James Skillen hit an unbeaten 22 on his debut as the runs came up with just under three overs to spare.
Grantham 139 all out, 40.1 overs (Saranga Rajaguru 6-19, Sam Clarke 2-41), March 1st XI 142-6, 42.1 overs (Rob Moden 28, James Skillen 22, Ben Pyle 21, Saranga Rajaguru 21).
Man of the Match: Saranga Rajaguru.
n A reminder that two local clubs will soon be hosting “All Stars Cricket” fun one-hour sessions with qualified coaches for boys and girls aged between 5 and 8.
The emphasis in the weekly sessions is on fun and being active.
Children can learn great skills and meet new friends.
Every child receives a back pack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap delivered straight to their home address. Cost: £40.
It’s at March Town Cricket Club on Sunday from 10am to 11am.
It’s also at Wisbech Town CC from Saturday, May 25, until Saturday, July 13, 9am-10am.
For more information about Wisbech All Stars sessions, contact Gavin Plume on 07885 191975. Email: email@example.com
Register on www.allstarscricket.co.uk
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