Gray day decides Trophy derby

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March Town Sunday 2nd XI captain Jacob Gray recorded his highest score for the club, when his unbeaten 70 secured a seven wicket Fenland Trophy win away to Wisbech 3rds.

Gray hit eight boundaries and figured in a third wicket stand of 115 with 15-year-old Curtis Oldroyd (48), in response to Wisbech’s 184-6. One of the features of their partnership was the excellent running between the wickets.

Oldroyd also figured in a second wicket stand of 57, with vice-skipper Stephen Wallis, who scored 32. Sam Mason, Charlie Revell and Richard Green all picked up two wickets for the 10-man March team.

Man of the Match was Jacob Gray.

Steve Seymour rescued March Saturday 1sts again as bottom club Cambridge NCI threatened to wreck their day at Fitzwilliam College.

The Aussie all-rounder made an unbeaten 80 in the Tucker League, after March were 34-3 from 12 overs, chasing the home team’s 165-7.

Seymour found support firstly from Ben Pyle (25), who continued from where he left off from the previous week, and finally from James Harradine, who made a timely 30 not out.

Earlier, Harradine and Chris Peckett had bagged two wickets apiece during the NCI innings.

Overseas star Stephen Shaw hit a whirlwind 89 in the Sunday 1sts’ nine wicket defeat at Bourne, which pushes them closer to the Rutland League Division 1 trapdoor.

The Aussie right-hander smashed his first 50 runs off just 32 balls as the 10-man side were bowled out for 108 in a mere 17 overs. Third in the table Bourne took 13.3 overs to race to 110-1.

The 2nd XI held their nerve to beat Thriplow by nine runs at The Avenue, as they chalked up their fifth win from six matches in a sequence that will secure them CCA Senior League Division 1 cricket next season.

After such a good second half to the summer, they could retain a top five spot.

Andy Wright hit 32 runs at No. 8 in the March total of 147 all out and then grabbed 3-28 as Thriplow were dismissed for 138.

James Fountain made a welcome return with figures of 4-36.