Wisbech Town warmed up for next weekend’s March derby with an seven-wicket Tucker Cricket League Division 1 triumph at Castor & Ailsworth.
Young opening bowler Jack Hastings bagged an outstanding return of 16-8-24-4 for the league leaders and dismantled the top order as Castor were dismissed for 93.
After Hastings’ fine work, skipper Alan Burton cleaned up the tail with 4-10 off 4.5 overs. Craig Johnson weighed in with 1-15 and Gary Freear 1-16.
In reply ’keeper Josh Bowers scored 51 not out to see the visitors home on 94-3 and add to his two earlier stumpings. Burton and Gary Freear contributed 14 each.
Bowers and Burton compiled a 45 stand for the second wicket then Burton and Freear added 20.
Burton said: “It was a good win on an average wet wicket but there were no issues with the weather.”
Jamie Gollands comes in for Kieran Haynes on Saturday at home to March and all-rounder James Williams may be available after missing much of the past month due to work.
Wisbech 2nd beat Cottenham by 86 runs in CCA Senior League Division 2
Wisbech 224-8 in 45 overs (Danny Emmington 78, Sam Darlow 43, Dom Stannard 33).
Cottenham 138 in 29 overs (Ivan Burgess 3-29, Matt Pack 1-37, Danny Emmington 5-16, Carl Pope 1-30).
Cottenham 2nds v Wisbech 3rds: match cancelled in Mr Cricket CCA
Junior League 2
Wisbech 4th beat Bottisham-Lode 2nd by 6 wickets in Mr Cricket CCA
Junior League 4 North
Wisbech 187-8 (Harry Drew 1-16, Harrison Smith 1-44, Joe Melton 3-49, Tom Chapman 1-9).
Bottisham-Lode 188-4 (James Sheppard not out 64, Tim Chapman 31, Martin Knowles 42, Joe Melton 18).
Wisbech beat Finedon Dolben by 54 runs in Rutland League Division 1
Wisbech 199-3 in 39.2 overs (Gary Freear not out 111, Bradley Perrett not out 66).
Finedon Dolben 145 in 30.5 overs (Kieran Haynes 2-45, Aaron Cobb 1-29, Gary Freear 7.5-0-45-5, Craig Pack 2-15).
Wisbech 2nd beat Eaton Socon by 3 wickets in Rutland League Division 5
Eaton Socon 157-9 in 45 overs (Lyndon Waters 1-37, Danny Emmington 3-40, Brodie Ellis 1-27, Peter Shippey 2-26, Harrison Smith 2-19).
Wisbech 158-7 in 31.2 overs (Arun Nair 45, Tim Chapman 14, Danny Emmington not out 62).