Opening games are both washed out

WISBECH Town’s start to the cricket season was washed out over the weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday abandoned due to rain.

The Cambs Tucker League game against Khalsa was called off without a ball being balled on Saturday.

But they did see some action at Godmanchester in the Rutland League on Sunday.

Godmanchester made 190 for six off their 45 overs with Lyndon Waters 2-36 and Aaron Cobb 2-39 the best of the bowlers.

Australian Adam Mead bowled a miserly six overs for just seven runs.

Wisbech’s reply got off to a good start with openers Gary Freear 31 not out and Danny Haynes 11 not out putting on 43 in 13 overs before the rain halted the game.

Wisbech travel to Sawston this Saturday in the Cambs Tucker League and Gary Freear said: “They have a young side who are improving.

“They also have an Australian playing for them and a couple of their players played there in the winter.

“But these are the sort of games you have to win if you are going to be challenging at the top of the table.”

On Sunday Wisbech play Kings Keys in the Rutland League Division Two.

Wisbech skipper James Williams helped Cambridgeshire to a four-wicket win over Bedfordshire in a friendly on Sunday.

Bedfordshire were all out for 222 with Williams conceding 20 runs off his seven overs.

Williams fared better with the bat hitting 31 not out as Cambs reached 223 for six in reply.