Freear gives Histon six of the best for leaders

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Wisbech 1st Cricket v March 1st Cricket 'Gary Freear ENGANL00220130107095456

A fifth-wicket stand of 91 between Andy Lane and James Williams, plus six wickets from Gary Freear, propelled Wisbech Town CC to victory on Saturday.

Wisbech won by four wickets at Histon to lead the Cambs Tucker Gardner Division 1 table by just one point.

Freear dismissed the final six home batsmen to record remarkable figures of 6.4-0-22-6 at Histon Recreation Ground. It meant Histon collapsed from to 168-4 to 203 all out.

The visitors were struggling on 102-4 but Lane (56 not out) and Williams (33) came to the rescue to almost guide Wisbech home by themselves.

Scores: Histon 203 in 47.1 overs (B Apted 10-2-21-2, S Rippington 6-0-54-1, A Lane 5-1-14-1, S Freear 7-0-32-0, L Mallett 7-1-27-0, G Freear 6.4-0-22-6, Williams 3-0-13-0, Burton 3-0-13-0).

Wisbech 205-6 in 47.1 ov (G Freear 49, D Haynes 8, A Burton 34, J Bowers 2, A Lane not out 56, J Williams 33, S Freear 2, B Apted not out 4).

March Town produced one of their top performances of the season when they chalked up a confidence-boosting six wicket Tucker League victory away to third in the table Sawston on Saturday.

The home team were 90-5 at drinks and were bowled out for 161, with the seam bowlers doing the damage – Steve Seymour taking 4-23, Tyler Phillips 3-19 and Callum Young 3-58.

March knocked the runs off inside 30 overs thanks to a blistering 69 not out from Aussie Stephen Shaw and 37 from Tommy Howgego.

James Hilliard came within eight runs of back-to-back centuries as the 2nds overpowered a weakened Chatteris side by a massive 126-run margin at The Avenue in CCA Senior League Division One.

Hilliard, who has only batted twice this season, hit 92 off 71 balls as March totalled 218-9, with Stuart Mills scoring 34.

Chatteris were dismissed for just 92, Matt Hubbard taking 4-47, James Beresford 2-20 and off-spinner Richard Green 4-15 off just 3.3 overs.

The 3rd XI made it four straight wins when they beat Chatteris 2nd Xl by five wickets at Wenny Road in CCA Junior League Division 3N.

Three wickets apiece from Manuj Patel and James Shepherd, and a brace from John Haslegrave, saw the visitors restrict Chatteris to 130-9.

In reply, local lad Josh Fox did his mates no favours when he smashed 38 runs in boundaries from his 41. Sam Clarke (25) and Josh Watson (21) were the backing scores in the 133-5 total.

Top six

Team P BP Pen Pts

Wisbech 15 75 0 255

Godmanchester 15 64 0 254

Ramsey 15 62 0 252

Sawston CC 15 59 0 234

Foxton/B 15 103 0 193

March 15 57 0 192