Freear finds form to finish unbeaten

Wisbech Town bounced back to form with a very good six-wicket win at Nassington in the Cambs Tucker Premier Division on Saturday.

Nassington batted first and scored 180 off 43.5 overs which was a few too many in Wisbech skipper Gary Freear’s view.

“We dropped a few chances and I felt we should have restricted them to 120-130, but fortunately their bowling was not that good,” said Freear.

Craig Johnson was again among the wickets with four for 52, Brad Apted picked up 3-25 and Freear 2-52.

Freear, who has not been in the best of form with the bat in the league this season, was determined to put on a good show.

He did just that when Zak Brown was out early on and the skipper stayed at the crease for the rest of the Wisbech innings finishing on 88 not out.

Brother Simon made a good contribution with 37 and Wisbech were home with six wickets in hand and making almost full use of their extra overs.

Freear said: “It was good to bounce back with a win. We probably fielded the worst we have this season with some missed chances but we did show some belief in our batting and got the runs.

“Hopefully we can move on from this win but we have several players missing next week which is not a good thing after a win.”

Wisbech seconds continued the good form with a 34-run win against Girton in CCA Senior Division 2.

They batted first and, although the innings had its ups and downs, reached 183 for nine in 45 overs. Opener Danny Haynes 35, Matt Esser 25, Charles Baxter 31 and Matt Parrin 37 not out were the main contributors.

Lyndon Waters soon made inroads into the Girton innings with two early wickets and they were always struggling from then on. Waters finished with 14 for two off his four overs, while Fergus Brown took four for 24 and Matt Parrin two for 38 as Girton were bowled out for 149.

Wisbech thirds bounced back to form with a six-wicket win against Grasshoppers in Junior 2A.

Grasshoppers reached 168 for eight in their 40 overs with John Mallett taking four for 29 and Gavin Plume 2-20.

Wisbech lost an early wicket but recovered well with Adrian Clare 51, Tom Coates 19, Richard Harnwell 29 and Gary Alexander 35 not out steering them home at 172-4.

Wisbech fourths were unable to make it four wins for the club when they were bowled out for a poor 58 runs by Burwell thirds and lost by 70 runs. Burwell had scored only 128 which made it even more disappointing with Nick Drew 3-12 and Matt Duff 3-52.