Wisbech Town CC lose to Histon in rain-hit Cambs Whitings League game at Harecroft Road
Wisbech Town CC lost to Histon by six wickets in a rain-affected Cambs Whitings League Division One game at Harecroft Road.
Sam Albutt anchored the home innings with 59 from 124 balls, striking five fours and two sixes.
Fellow opener Danny Haynes added 29 off 43, while Josh Bowers made 19, and skipper Gary Freear a swift 31 off 31 balls.
Wisbech number 10 Chris Clark added a useful undefeated 21 with four boundaries as the home team posted 204-9 in their 50 overs.
Clark, also with Freear (2-29), kept it tight with the ball, taking 1-19 off seven overs, but Histon met their rain-revised target to win by reaching 135-4.
Next Saturday, Wisbech travel to leaders Sawston and Babraham at Spicers Sports Ground.
The Harecroft Road side are fourth in the table.
In Whiting & Partners Division 3, Wisbech 2nds were 49-8 but swashbuckling number seven batsman Matt Esser rescued the away side.
Esser hit eight fours and three sixes during his 73 against Burwell & Exning 2nd XI.
Esser put on 84 for the tenth wicket with George Gowler (23) and 38 with last man Brodie Ellis (12) before Esser was caught.
Chasing 171, Burwell & Exning were 18-3 and 73-5 but fought on and their last pair hit 12 runs together to deny the frustrated visitors.
Brodie Ellis took 2-27, George Gowler 3-34, Ian Cooper 2-37 and Josh Porter 1-19 in a dogged bowling display.
Fixtures Saturday 27
12:30: Sawston and Babraham v Wisbech, Wisbech 2nd XI v Newborough 1sts.
13:30: Wisbech 3rds v Witcham 1sts, Isleham 2nds v Wisbech 4th XI
CCA Senior League Division 1, 1pm, Cambridge NCI v March 2nd XI.
Sunday: Fenland Trophy, 1.30pm, Ramsey v March.
Cambs Whitings League Division 1