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March Town CC lose by one wicket to Godmanchester

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March Town CC 1st XI came within one wicket of securing their first victory of the season in Whitings League Division 1.

Spin ruled the day during an extraordinary low-scoring match at The Avenue.

After 30 without loss, visitors Godmanchester had March on the rack at 45-5 with the introduction of their slow bowlers and the match was all but done and dusted with a paltry 104 all out total.

But to their credit, the home side came roaring back into the match with off-spinner Shardul Brahmbhatt snapping up 5-37 and Sri Lankan Saranga Rajaguru taking 2-22 with his leg-spin.

At 70-9 Godmanchester looked down and out, only for a last wicket stand of 35 to thwart March and deprive them of an additional 22 invaluable points.

The 2nd XI lost their first CCA Senior League Division 2 match of the season at Histon by 38 runs despite a spirited run-chase.

The 3rd XI failed to score enough runs in a low-scoring four wicket defeat away to Abbots Ripton, in CCA Junior League Division 3N.

After the previous week’s fine derby win, the 4th XI crashed to a seven- wicket defeat to Bluntisham 2nd XI in CCA Junior League Division 4N.

Walking cricket at March (2073827)
Walking cricket at March (2073827)

The Sunday 1st XI dished out a 206-run thrashing as top met bottom in Rutland League Division 2 at The Avenue.

Last season’s joint Fenland Trophy champions battled it out at Doddington - March 2nd XI beating Khalsa by 19 runs.

Wisbech Town 1st XI, who had no fixture last weekend, travel to Godmanchester Town next Saturday.

In CCA Senior League Division 1 Wisbech 2nds won at Abington by 108 runs.

Skipper Shane Sleath hit a patient 36, while Sam Albutt smashed 11 fours and three sixes in his 78, which came off just 75 balls.

The pair added 110 for the second wicket. Jason Young added 28 in the visitors’ 209-7.

Jonathan Garner mopped up the home tail with 4-16 as Abington were all out for 101.

More scores: see right.

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