Freears’ knocks put Town back on track

Wisbech Cricket Club v MCC'Simon Freear
Wisbech Cricket Club v MCC'Simon Freear
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WISBECH Town finally ended their run of five successive Cambs Tucker League defeats with an eight wicket win at Nassington on Saturday.

It was the Freear brothers Gary 80 and Simon 44 not out who grabbed the initiative as Wisbech chased Nassington’s total of 160.

Australian Drew Jones also played his part with four wickets for 39 in 11 overs and is very much looking a good signing for the season ahead.

Nassington batted first and with Jones in good form Nassington were soon reduced to 65 for six but Wisbech then lost their way somewhat as the home side were allowed to recover to 164 all out

Wisbech’s innings did not get off to the best of starts when Henry Rosier was out in the second over but the Freears showed their experience as they took the bowling on and were soon the masters, allowing Wisbech to reach the total with 17 overs in hand and eight wickets too.

Skipper James Williams commen-ted: “Even before the game the players showed they were really up for it and very happy after the game. We had a decision go against us at 60-5 and we were moaning too much and not getting on with the game and allowed Nassington to reach 164.

“Simon and Gary batted really well showing maturity and composure.

“I must admit when we lost Henry early on I thought it was going to be another of those days. Hopefully this will be the turning point for us. Drew Jones bowled very well in his first real spell in the league and should do a good job for us this season.

Jones’ arrival is very timely as Williams has just three more Tucker games before he has surgery on his shoulder and misses the rest of the season.

This Saturday Wisbech are at home to Cambridge Granta seconds and must be looking to win again and put the poor start behind them.

On Sunday Wisbech continued their good form with a seven-wicket win at Oakham in the Rutland League Division Two.

Oakham batted first and reached 241 all out with Gary Freear taking six for 50 and Drew Jones two for 33.

Simon Freear had another good innings with 69. Then Sam Albutt 57 not out and James Williams 49 not out saw Wisbech home at 242 for three with Ivan Burgess 35.

Wisbech seconds had a very good five-wicket win against Wilbrahams in CCA Senior Division 2 on Saturday. Wilbrahams were bowled out for 122 with Lyndon Waters taking six for 21 and Kieran Haynes four for 36.

Wisbech stuttered a little at the start of their reply but Adrian Clare 31 and Carl Pope 43 not out put them well on track to reach 125-5.

Wisbech fourths lost by 23 runs against Burwell thirds in CCA Junior 3A. Burwell reached 212 for seven in their 40 overs with Nich Drew taking four for 30.

Opener Al Hanrahan hit 82 runs but was quickly running out of partners until Dean Dodman 62 joined him. But once that partnership was broken the Wisbech wickets tumbled quickly and they were all out for 189.

On Sunday Wisbech seconds had a very comfortable 139-run victory against Kimbolton in Rutland League Division 5.

Wisbech opener Keith Jakings got the innings off to a good a start with 78 and Danny Emmingham gave good support with 42 as they reached 241 for eight.

Kimbolton started well enough in reply, but Adrian Peck 4-15, John Mallet 2-15 and Martin Parrin 2-14 soon got on top and they were all out for 102.