Freear hammers out cup triumph

Wisbech all-rounder Gary Freear destroyed the Peterborough Town bowling in an excellent Jaidka Cup quarter-final victory last Wednesday night.

Freear smacked an unbeaten 80 off just 55 balls as Wisbech stormed past Town’s disappointing total of 123 for five in the 20 overs.

The opener struck five sixes and four fours as Wisbech piled up 56 inside the first six overs of their reply against one of the competition’s favourites.

Earlier schoolboy Jack Hastings had been the best of the Wisbech bowlers taking three for 18 in his four overs including the prize scalps of both openers Asim Butt and David Clarke.

Wisbech firsts did not have a game on Saturday but Gary Freear was again in good form on Sunday as they came away with a five-wicket win against Barnack in a high-scoring Rutland League Division Two game.

Barnack scored 283 for seven in 50 overs with Asim Butt on 128. Best of the bowlers was Ivan Burgess 3-29 and Hastings with 2-28.

Wisbech, making the most of the small ground, were always on target with Freear 80, Sam Albutt 74 and James Williams 60 and lost just five wickets in 47.1 overs.

On Saturday Wisbech seconds had a three-wicket win against Girton in CCA Senior Division 2.

Girton scored 184 for seven in their 45 overs with Hastings 2-31 and Matt Pack 2-29.

Wisbech opener Danny Haynes hit a half-century and although three wickets soon went down Carol Pope came in with 52 and Shane Sleath 25 and Ivan Burgess 24 helped them to 188 for seven.

Wisbech thirds won by 35 runs against Pymoor in CCA Junior 2A.

Adrian Peck led the way with 68 and Sam Portham 39, Brodie Illis 28 and Dan Martell 18 contributed to a total of 216 all out.

Pymoor started well enough in reply but the bowling of Martin Parrin 4-53 and Adrian Peck 2-33 soon gave Wisbech the upper hand and they were 181 for nine at the close.

Wisbech under 14 team had a 34-run victory against Denver.

Wisbech scored 122 for eight with Brodie Illis 21 not out and Denver reached 88-8 with Illis taking 3-10 and Oli Williams 2-20.

Wisbech under 16s won by six wickets against Chatteris. Chatteris reached 114 for two with Ben Hollis 51 not out and Cameron Hall 24 not out. Craig Pack took both wickets for 15 runs.

Wisbech’s Jason Esser 50 not out and Danny Emmington 33 helped them reach the required total with 15 balls left.

The under 15 team won by seven wickets against Wilburton and the under 12 side won by one wicket against Stow.