In form Wisbech CC move up into second place
Wisbech Town CC extended their Cambs Division One winning streak under new captain Sam Rippington to four matches.
The Fenmen move above Ramsey into second spot, by one point, as a result; and 31 points off top spot with six matches to go.
Godmanchester, who started the day in third place, were dispatched by 60 runs at Harecroft Road.
Opener Danny Haynes’ patient 50 set up a steady batting effort as Wisbech posted 240-9 in their 50 overs. Jamie Gollands’ 48 from 37 balls (three sixes) and Paul Edgeller (31no from 28 balls) gave the innings late impetus.
And once star Goddy man Tariq Aziz had been dismissed for just 10 by Rippington the visitors laboured as Brodie Ellis bagged 3-26.
Wisbech beat Godmanchester by 60 runs
Wisbech 240-9 (D. Haynes 50, J. Gollands 48, J. Williams 37, P. Edgeller 31no, J. Hargreaves 28, T. Aziz 4-38).
Godmanchester 180 (J. Phillips 83, B. Ellis 3-26, S. Rippington 2-26, G. Freear 2-42).
March conjured up a tie with victory in sight against Newborough in Tucker League Division 2 cricket at The Avenue on Saturday.
An opening three wicket burst from skipper Tyler Phillips pointed to an early finish as the visitors were sent reeling at 14-4, only to recover to 185-8 thanks to an eighth wicket stand of 104 and half a dozen chances dropped.
But with three runs required and 13 balls remaining, Phillips tried one too many skiers, Wright failed to score and last man Lewis Welcher nudged two runs to fine leg. That left Andrew Mills on 30 to clinch victory in the final over.
Three dot balls saw the pressure mount before he unleashed a big shot, only to be bowled with two deliveries left.
But with leaders St Ives losing, March managed to bag 16 points and are now just two points off the pace.
Newborough 185-8, 50 overs (Phillips 3-28, Andy Wright 2-41), March 185 all out, 49.4 overs (Matty Vail 32, Andrew Mills 30, Brandon Phillips 25, Ben Pyle 22).
Another terrific innings from Steve Hinson helped the 2nd XI to their first victory since May 21 and might just give them a glimmer of hope in their fight against relegation from CCA Senior League Division 2 in the three wicket win away to Hardwick.
Hardwick 141 all out (Richard Green 5-7, Sam Clarke 2-27), March 2nd XI 145-7 (Steve Hinson 76, Sam Clarke 12).
An under-strength 3rd XI put up a plucky display in Cambridge before losing their CCA Junior League Division 2N match to St Giles 2nd XI by three wickets.
March 3rd 90 all out (Stephen Wallis 18, Sam Mason 15, Charlie Conyard 15), St Giles 2nd XI 93-7 (Geoff Kirby 3-24, Sam Mason 2-18).
Five wickets from Steve Coe helped the Sunday 1st XI pick up their ninth win of the season in Rutland League Division 2, when they beat Castor by three wickets.
Castor 112-8, 45 overs (Steve Coe 5-21, Andy Wright 2-22), March 113-7, 28.4 overs (Ben Pyle 38, Shaz Akhter 32).
Rob Conyard completed his fourth century of the season as the 2nd XI overwhelmed Wisbech 3rds by a massive 243-run margin in the Ernie Wool Cup.
Conyard sportingly retired on 102 in the 316-7 total. The home side were dismissed for 73 in reply.
March 2nd 316-7, 40 overs (Rob Conyard rt no 102, Hadlee Kirby 78, Will Curtis 46no), Wisbech 3rd 73 all out (Adam Conyard 4-20, Sam Mason 4-20, Geoff Kirby 2-8).