derby showdown

Opening Bowler from March :''Steve Seymour
Opening Bowler from March :''Steve Seymour

Cambs TuckerGardner Premier Cricket League Division One leaders Wisbech Town host March Town in a crunch derby on Saturday.

Wisbech are on 198 points, 11 ahead of second place Ramsey and 48 ahead of third place March.

Key men for Wisbech at Harecroft Road include Kiwi overseas player Bradley Perrett, who already has two six-wicket hauls to his name this season.

Experienced Cambs county batsman Gary Freear has also led some good Wisbech form with the bat.

Wisbech skipper Alan Burton said: “It will be a good and competitive game.

“Steve Seymour is a key player for them. We have got more depth than them.

“Both sides are strong and we will be up for the derby.”

The hosts must beware a Saturday backlash from Australian Steve Seymour, who a fortnight ago failed to trouble the scorers for the third time in six Saturday matches.

However the all-rounder has been prolific on Sundays, scoring five tons in a row.

Seymour and Perrett will both be keen to see who is crowned king of the Antipodeans when the two teams clash at Harecroft Road.

March captain Chris Ringham, always dangerous with his swing bowling in tandem with spearhead Seymour, said: “Wisbech have got a tremendous team this year.

“Their batting line-up is definitely the strongest in the league.

“You could pick a player to focus on but we made the mistake of doing that with James Williams and Gary Freear.

“Last year Brad Apted came in at number 10, scored a 50 and took the game away from us.

“You want the best out of everyone in order to beat Wisbech at Wisbech.

“Steve’s a big player for us but there are ten other players in the team.”