Drops cost March Town

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Third spot March Town dropped seven catches in a 32-run defeat at Nassington on Saturday - losing further ground to Tucker League leaders Wisbech.

The player to profit was 19-year-old Dan Robinson, who hit an unbeaten 102 (his first senior ton) as Nassington finished on 183-7. Steve Seymour took 4-36, with skipper Chris Ringham claiming 2-56.

Sunday ton-machine Seymour failed to trouble the scorers for the third time in six Saturday matches, as March were 151 all out, having been 33-4. Carl Chapman returned to form with 61 and Andy Wright made a fine 31.

Ringham, who had four catches dropped off his bowling, also wants ‘stickability’ in his batsmen, and said: “The frustrating thing was I went out to bat at number 10 and it was before the drinks break.”

For next Saturday’s away match at Foxton, Ringham said: “I hope the second teamers will be available. We’re in a spell of about five away games in a row. Rob Tombs, who added 73 to last week’s 180, seems an obvious choice; or Rob Moden, who scored 47.”

Tombs inspired the 2nd XI to back-to-back wins at The Avenue when they beat Great Shelford by 75 runs in CCA Senior League Division 1.

March in the final 10 overs added 80 to finish on 205-5. Opener Rob Moden was caught off his forehead, with David Haslegrave making 21 and Stuart Mills 22 not out.

Richard Green took 5-29, with Mills and Jordan Morgan picking up two wickets apiece in Shelford’s 130.

James Shepherd’s all-round heroics helped provide the 3rd Xl with their first CCA Junior League Division 2N victory since the opening day of the season, when they beat Haddenham by 44 runs.

The No 9 made 34 as March recovered from 57-6 to 110, then took 6-21 as the home side were shot out for 66.

An 81-run second wicket partnership between Bill Hilliard (50) and 13-year-old Rob Conyard (46no) put the 4th Xl on the road to a 78-run CCA Junior League Division 4N victory over Burwell 3rds.

March totalled 180-7 and Sam Mason took 4-28 in the visitors’ 102.

The Sunday 2nds lost by 34 runs to Doddington in the Fenland Trophy despite a half-century from Jake Beart.

The batsman/wicketkeeper smacked 66 runs off 39 balls in the 181 all out total, with Josh Jackman scoring 33.

Former March player Dan Martell scored 84 in Doddington’s 215-8. Jackman 4-55.