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First year March played in 80-year-old cricket competition


By Pete Woodhouse


March Town CC won the Kirkland Cup Final when they beat Chatteris CC on Monday evening by 17 runs.

It is the first year March have played in the competition and they beat Witcham and Welney on route to the final.

March batted first and scored 133 for 2 off their 15 x 6 ball overs.

Left to right (back row)Callum Young, Shardul Brahmbhatt, Will Curtis, Jacob Gray, Curtis Oldroyd, Sam Mason,Saranga Rajaguru, Rob Moden.(Front Row) Ben Pyle, Brandon Phillips (Captain), Adam Conyard. (3412920)
Left to right (back row)Callum Young, Shardul Brahmbhatt, Will Curtis, Jacob Gray, Curtis Oldroyd, Sam Mason,Saranga Rajaguru, Rob Moden.(Front Row) Ben Pyle, Brandon Phillips (Captain), Adam Conyard. (3412920)

The highest scorer was Adam Conyard 50 not out who received good support from Saranga Rajaguru 37.

In reply Chatteris reached 116 for 3.

Man of the match Matt Hollis top scored with a superb 65 but was out in the penultimate over. Ben Hollis added 29 not out.

The competition is for cricket clubs in the old Isle of Ely area and was first played for in 1938 when it was won by Common Acre CC.

March Town, back, from left: Callum Young, Shardul Brahmbhatt, Will Curtis, Jacob Gray, Curtis Oldroyd, Sam Mason, Saranga Rajaguru, Rob Moden. Front: Ben Pyle, Brandon Phillips (captain), Adam Conyard.



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