Former skipper Chris Ringham starred as March Town CC won their first Cambs Tucker Division One match of the season to move out of the drop zone.
Ringham and wicketkeeper Scott Welcher featured in a vital last-wicket stand of 32 in the March total of 164 before left-armer Ringham took 5-29 – his first ‘five-fer’ in two years – to set up a 22-run victory over Saffron Walden seconds.
Kiwi import Ash Vadnola hit 62 and bagged two wickets with his off-spin.
The hosts Wisbech recovered from 86-7 to 175-7 to claim a draw versus Nassington at Harecroft Road. Jamie Gollands (55 not out) and Tom Meyrick (33 not out) put on an undefeated eighth-wicket stand of 89.
Nassington opener Dan Robinson carried his bat for 122 of Nassington’s 239-9, home skipper Gary Freear bagging 6-48.
Robinson had also notched a ton against Wisbech (101 no) the previous week in Rutland Division One.
A brutal knock of 94 from Rob Tombs set up the 2nds for their first CCA Senior League Division 1 success of the campaign, pipping Buntingford by just 15 runs at The Avenue.
Tombs struck 13 boundaries in the 195-7 total, backed by Steve Hinson (33) and Dan Martell (28).
Martell (3-14) picked up wickets at a vital time. Tombs, Adrian Bussey and the impressive James Beresford all took a couple of wickets, as Buntingford were dismissed for 180.
March Sunday 2nd XI, the reigning Fenland Trophy champions, started their campaign in the same way as last season – defeat at The Avenue against Ramsey.
The visitors posted 156-9, with Dan Waltham taking 4-37, Charlie Revell 3-39 and Will Curtis 1-19 from eight overs. Despite opening batsman Stephen Wallis’s 52, March fell 42 runs short.
Man of the Match: Dan Waltham.
Scores, Tucker Division One
Wisbech drew with Nassington.
Nassington 239-9 (D. Robinson 122no; G. Freear 6-48, S. Rippington 2-21). Wisbech 175-7 (J. Gollands 55no, T. Meyrick 33no).
Saffron Walden 2nds lost to March by 22 runs.
March 164 (A. Vadnola 64). Saffron Walden 142 (C. Ringham 5-29, A. Vadnola 2-17).
March 3rd won at Haddenham by 82-runs in CCA Junior League Division 3N.
March 166 (Rob Conyard 45, Manuj Patel 37, Jamie Stimpson 25). Haddenham 84 (Patel 3-36, James Shepherd 4-34, Charlie Revell 2-5).
March lost at King’s Keys by two wickets in Rutland League Division 2.
March 198-9 (Ash Vodnala 64, Ben Pyle 32, Nathan Oliver 28). King’s Keys 199-8.