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Sam scores his March maiden century in vain

Wisbech Grammar School cricket
Wisbech Grammar School cricket

Sam Freedman scored his maiden century for March Town, but they suffered a shock two-wicket defeat to second-from-bottom Huntingdon in Cambs Tucker League Division Two.

The reversal, their first this season, came just seven days after comfortably beating the same side by five wickets.

The Aussie all-rounder, dropped twice before he made double-figures, scored 100 as the visitors were dismissed for 181.

And the under par performance continued in the field, with Andy Wright and Toby Nulty bagging two wickets apiece as Huntingdon finished on 183-8 with over four overs in hand.

A well struck 75 from Rob Tombs put the 2nd XI on the road to an 82-run win over Buntingford, first time out in CCA Senior League Division 2.

The right-hander’s contribution at The Avenue made up the lion’s share of the 181-9 total – opener Nathan Oliver scoring 36.

Tombs then turned his hand to left-arm spin with a 4-11 spell and with Richard Green taking 4-15, the visitors were shot out for just 99.

Wisbech continue to set a scorching pace at the top of Cambs Division One, leading Ramsey by four points.

The Fenmen have recorded scores of 230, 306 and now 280 on their way to three wins in three matches.

Aussie Jack Hargreaves top scored at Nassington with 75, his third consecutive half century, which enabled his side to recover from 59-3 to reach 280-9 in 50 overs. Paul Edgeller added 50 at number eight, G. Freear 31, and D. Haynes 27.

Nassington lost by 37 runs. Jamie Gollands (4-30) was the pick of the Wisbech bowling attack.

n Tonight is the Jaidka Cup between the March Crows under captain Toby Nulty and Wisbech Wildcats at The Avenue, 6pm start. Pink balls will be used in the 20-over match and the two teams are in a group with the Ramsey Raiders.

The bar will be open from 6pm with hot dogs also available. Cambridgeshire CCC are playing Lincolnshire CCC on Sunday at March Town Cricket Club.

It is a one-day (50-over) Unicorns Trophy game starting at 11am. Admission is free.

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