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Superb Sri Lankan Saranga Rajaguru starred as fifth-spot March Town triumphed at St Ives Town & Warboys by 132 runs in the Cambs League during another rain-affected weekend.

March Town set 233-6 in their 50 overs on Saturday. All-rounder Rajaguru hit 55, Ben Chapman 45, Udana Ranathunga 37, Shardul Brahmbhatt 29 and Ruwan Pitigala 40.

Then Rajaguru bagged 6-24 as St Ives & Warboys were dismissed for 101 in the 31st over. Callum Young took 1-17 and Phoenix Nightingale 2-28.

Saranga Rajaguru
Saranga Rajaguru

March Town 2nds walloped Needingworth in a reduced 30-overs game by 79 runs. March set 194-7 as Lewis Welcher compiled 63, Tommy Howgego 23, James Hilliard 36, Benjamin Pyle 34, David Haslegrave 15 and Robert Moden 10.

Needingworth totalled 115-9 in 26 overs, Shae Pooley taking 1-30, Tommy Howgego 2-17, Thilina Batangala 1-24, Charlie Revell 2-10 and Scott Welcher 1-8.

March Town 4ths lost at St Ives Town & Warboys by four wickets.

March finished 80 all out in 27.3 overs. St Ives also struggled and made 81-6 in the 32nd over. No details are available.

There were also no details for Chatteris 2nds’ five-wicket defeat at Wilburton 2nds.

Chatteris 2nds closed at 158-8 in 40 overs. Chasing a revised target of 158 from 40 overs, Wilburton 2nds reached 161-5 in 38.1.

Seventh-place Wisbech Town CC 1st XI lost a tight Cambs League match to hosts Stamford by three wickets.

Wisbech ended up with a modest 92 all out from 35.5 overs in damp conditions. Gary Freear scored 15, ’keeper Josh Bowers 10, Danny Haynes 28 and Anthony Palmer 10.

Stamford collapsed from 64-2 to 85-7, helped by a run out from skipper James Williams, but limped home at 93-7 in the 33rd over. Brodie Ellis took 1-28, Chris Clark 2-24 and Freear 3-12.

Wisbech Town 3rds lost to Madingley by 87 runs.

Madingley posted 204-7 in 40 overs, Oliver Overland grabbing 1-46, Joe Dunning 1-36, Ian Bell 2-30 and Tom Buck 2-22.

Buck top-scored with 40 as Wisbech were dismissed for 117 from 33.3 overs, Elliott Peck adding 11, Martin Woollard 16, and Bell 16.

A brilliant blast from Barry Stanway and Rob Simpson’s six-wicket haul helped

Unbeaten Long Sutton record their fifth successive South Lincs and Border League victory on Saturday.

They ran out emphatic 183-run winners against visiting Belton Park to maintain their championship charge ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash with Premier Division table-toppers Skegness.

Sutton had batted first and Chris Booth made a half-century before a rain delay which left the hosts on 130-5 after 35 overs.

Stanway then took centre stage as he and Angus Bell blitzed 111 runs from the next 10 overs as Sutton closed on 241-5.

Stanway smashed 88 runs off just 42 balls to effectively put the contest out of the reach of bottom-of-the-table Belton.

The visitors were then skittled out for 58 as Simpson took six wickets, Josh Baker bagged a brace with Stanway and Charlie Crisp collecting one each.

On Sunday Dom Stannard hit 129 not out as Wisbech Town crushed Rutland League visitors Burghley Park by 227 runs.

Wisbech posted 275-3 in 45 overs. Stannard hammered 16 fours and two sixes, and added an unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 128 with Gary Freear (not out 44). Josh Bowers contributed 44 and Tom Buck 27.

The hosts skittled Burghley for 48 in just 16.3 overs with Brodie Ellis snaring figures of 6-1-22-5. Kieran Haynes grabbed 1-9 and Anthony Palmer 3-6.

Long Sutton 2nds went down to a heavy 129-run defeat at Ufford Park 2nds.

Ufford Park reached 170-7 after 40 overs, with Daniel Plant taking 1-28, Charlie Crisp 1-24, Thisura Hewage 3-49 and Craig Milnes 2-25.

In reply Long Sutton crashed to 41 all out in the 26th over.



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