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Sam’s the man as March go second

March Cricket v Cambs Granta 2nds action.'March overseas player Sam Freedman ANL-161206-075933009
March Cricket v Cambs Granta 2nds action.'March overseas player Sam Freedman ANL-161206-075933009

March Town CC got their promotion challenge back on track when they beat Cambridge Granta 2nds by five wickets in Tucker League Division Two at The Avenue on Saturday.

Overseas star Sam Freedman put on a good all-round display for his visiting parents – the Aussie taking 3-27 and then a crucial unbeaten 33 in a game reduced to 46 overs per side following a shower.

At 61-5 the game could have gone either way but No.7 Ben Pyle hit 26 not out in a match-winning sixth wicket stand of 68. March sit in second spot.

Scores: Granta 128-9, 46 overs (Ant Palmer 3-17, Freedman 3-27, Andy Wright 1-34, Matty Vail 1-22), March 129-5, 31.2 overs (Freedman 33no, Ben Pyle 26no, Tommy Howgego 19).

The 2nd XI were on the wrong end of a batting onslaught, losing at Foxton 2nd XI by 127 runs in CCA Senior League Division 2.

The home side racked up 320-7, after Chris Ringham had conceded just 20 runs from his nine overs!

Foxton 2nd 320-7 (Sam Clarke 3-65, Ringham 1-20), March 2nd 193 all out (Nathan Oliver 54, Steve Hinson 39).

With back-to-back wins under their belt, the 3rd XI lost out to CCA Junior League Division 2N leaders Isleham by 67 runs.

Isleham 229-7, March 3rd XI 162 (Curtis Oldroyd 39, Ryan Wright 37, Jacob Gray 29).

The 4th XI missed out by nine runs at Doddington to visitors Sutton 2nd XI in CCA Junior League Division 6N.

Sutton 2nd 143 (Charlie Conyard 5-23, Geoff Kirby 3-17), March 4th 134 (Luke Fage 35, James Mortlock 23, Conyard 18, Dennis Furnell 15).

Vice-captain Sam Mason blew away City of Ely as the Sunday 2nds bounced back from their only defeat of the season with a 112-run victory in the Fenland Trophy.

March 2nd 144 in 15.3 overs (Will Curtis 34, Geoff Kirby 19, Ioan Foreman 15), Ely 32 (Mason 5-13, Charlie Revell 3-13).

Wisbech are now nearer the Cambs Tucker League Division One drop zone than top spot after slipping to a third defeat in a row at Waresley.

They were shot out for 110 on the way to an eight-wicket loss. Gary Freear’s patient 31 was the top Wisbech score and he also took the only two Waresley wickets to fall.

Scores, Division One: Waresley beat Wisbech by 8 wkts.

Wisbech 110 (G. Freear 31, Sam Albutt 27). Waresley 112-2 (A. Scully 59no, G. Freear 2-20).

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