Final over defeat sees Wisbech lose title lead

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Wisbech lost their lead in Cambs Tucker League Division One after losing at home to rivals Godmanchester on Saturday.

It means the visitors are now top after sneaking home by two wickets with three balls to spare at Harecroft Road.

Wicket-keeper Josh Bowers was left stranded on 99 as Wisbech reached 217-7 in their 48 overs, while James Williams added 50.

Godmanchester recovered from an early burst of wickets from Sam Rippington (4-38). They were 106-5, but Byron Overstone (84) saw them home to go seven points clear at the top.

Third-placed Ramsey were without a fixture, while fourth-placed Nassington beat Ketton by 76 runs.

March survived an early batting collapse at The Avenue on Saturday, but were unable to winkle out the Waresley tail-enders, as the two relegation-threatened sides fought out a stalemate.

For March, it was their first draw of the current campaign – they picked up 12 points, the visitors 10. Both remain in the bottom four and meet again on the last day of the season.

At 33-4, a draw was not the worst outcome. Skipper Jody Betts steadied the ship at 56-5 with a watchful 28 in 67 minutes, while vice-captain Tyler Phillips (24 off 62 balls) featured in a 35-run sixth wicket stand.

Teenager Josh Fox smashed a quick 20 and Andy Wright 16, as March compiled a respectable 156 all out.

The visitors were well placed at 67-1 off 16 overs. Callum Young and Kiwi Ash Vodnala (12-6-16-3) managed to get the run rate down.

Phillips picked up his second wicket towards the end, but it was too late. March host Ramsey next weekend.

March 3rd chalked up back-to-back CCA Junior League Division 3N victories against Haddenham, following a 
three wicket success at Doddington.

The visitors batted first, with Geoff Buck smashing 152, posting 218-7, despite numerous dropped catches.

Charlie Revell took 2-44, Ryan Wright 2-54, Rob Conyard 1-53 and Will Curtis 1-24 from his 10 overs.

Curtis Oldroyd (24) got March off to a solid start before a third wicket stand of 65 between Conyard (68) and skipper Anthony Henson (45).

There were other contributions from Andrew Stone (28) and Curtis (27no), as the 219-7 came up after 36.3 overs.


March drew with Waresley

March 156 (J. Betts 28, T. Phillips 24, J. Fox 20). Waresley 146-8 (A. Vodnala 3-16, T. Phillips 2-26, C. Young 2-33).

Wisbech lost to Godmanchester by 2 wkts

Wisbech 217-7 (J. Bowers 99no, J. Williams 50, D. Haynes 33). Godmanchester 218-8 (S. Rippington 4-38, T. Meyrick 3-49).