James spins March to swift victory

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March won by seven wickets at Camden in the Tucker League despite losing the toss and fielding first on the hottest Saturday of the season so far at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Camden were bowled out for 130 with left arm slow bowler James Harradine bagging 5-36 off 13.2 overs, Steve Seymour adding two scalps, and captain Chris Ringham taking a wicket with his first delivery.

Ringham said: “The track looked good and it looked like a 200-plus one so we were over the moon to chase 130.

“James bowled really well and kept it tight.”

In reply, David Hodson hit seven fours in his 28, Seymour hit an unbeaten 53 and Carl Chapman three sixes in his 24 in the visitors’ 133-3.

An early finish meant March, who had already booked to stay overnight in Cambridge, could celebrate in style.

Next weekend Tyler Phillips returns to give March a selection headache at home to Cambridge NCI.

The 2nd Xl made it three wins from five home games when they beat bottom club Babraham by five wickets in CCA Senior League Division 1.

Stuart Mills took 3-33, while ‘golden oldie’ spinners Richard Green and Brian Tombs picked up a wicket apiece but only conceded 50 runs between them in 21 overs in Babraham’s 176-8.

Steve Hinson made 38 at the top of the order and Matty Vail was unbeaten on 34 in the 180-5 reply.

Fifteen-year-old Adam Conyard whipped the final ball of the game to the boundary to give the 3rds a win within earshot of the 1st XI, as they overcame Granta 3rds by three wickets at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge in CCA Junior League Division 2N.

Conyard struck an adult cricket career best 77 not out and shared in an unbeaten match-winning eighth wicket stand of 72 with Greg Short (27no) in the total of 191-7.

Young left-arm spinner Cameron Williams took 3-12 in the all-out Granta total of 190. Skipper Matt Hubbard clung onto three excellent catches as he shared four wickets with Stuart Fox.

Steve Impey fell one run short of his half-century as a patched up 4th XI did well to raise a side for their CCA Junior League Division 4N game against Longstanton 2nd XI, who won by 246 runs.

The high-flying hosts smashed 386-2, with Will Curtis and Ben Watson the wicket-takers. March were bowled out for 140.

Steve Seymour’s five Sunday centuries in a row came to an end as the team was skittled for 47 by visitors Eaton Socon, who won by 10 wickets. Another shock came as there were no wickets for skipper Stuart Mills, who is one of the leading wicket-takers in Rutland League Division 1.

Opponents Somersham Town were unable to raise a team in the Fenland Trophy Ernie Wool Cup versus March 2nds.