March look to kick-start season in derby clash

Wisbech Town Cricket 1st team v March Town First team.'Gary Freear ANL-140831-092717009
Wisbech Town Cricket 1st team v March Town First team.'Gary Freear ANL-140831-092717009

March Town Cricket Club captain Jody Betts admits his players will have to stand up and be counted when they make the short trip to high-flying Wisbech on Saturday.

Betts knows a good performance in their Division One Tucker League clash at Harecroft Road could kick-start their campaign.

“We haven’t made the greatest of starts so as a team we will need to stand up and be counted against Wisbech,” said Betts.

“It’s an important game for both clubs. It’s normally a very competitive affair and as a rule it normally brings out the best in both sides.

“Wisbech are a good side. Gary (Freear) is a quality player and a good person to lead the team.”

Wisbech captain Freear, whose side could go top with a victory, is refusing to take anything for granted despite March’s poor start.

Freear said: “I’m expecting it to be tough. We won’t be taking March lightly and I’ve told the players that.

“Anything can happen and in previous seasons March have done well here while we’ve done well in the reverse fixture.

“We will go into the game looking to play positive cricket like we have done all season.”

March go into the game boosted by a cash injection to modernise their appearance.

The club are pleased to announce they have been successful in obtaining a grant of £6,659 from WREN for the replacement of windows, doors and patio doors in the pavilion.

Club chairman Les Mills said: “We would like to thank WREN for funding our replacement doors and windows project.

“It will improve the appearance of the pavilion, be energy efficient and save money on heating and redecoration costs.”

The refurbishment will be completed during the season and officially opened at the annual President’s XI v Chairman’s XI clash on Sunday, August 30.