Seymour bags himself a third century in a row

Steve Seymour had a super weekend for March Town CC, a third consecutive Sunday century following his 6-21 the previous day.

The tall Aussie took his second six wicket haul in two weeks as visitors St Ives were rolled over for 77 and a narrow 13-run victory in the Cambs Tucker Premier Division One.

Seymour was backed up by Andrew Wright’s 2-28 and 1-22 from Tyler Phillips and a final wicket run-out from Seymour himself, as the team keep pace with leaders Wisbech.

Opener David Hodson top scored with 44, Carl Chapman 20, with the rest of the order contributing little.

Acting skipper Jon Gilson said: “David played a very important innings when they bowled well on a helpful track.”

The star overseas player Seymour was back to the pavilion off the second ball of the third over without scoring.

Match sponsor: Terry Hunt.

Rob Moden could be heading for a first team call-up following his robust 85 in the three wicket defeat away to CCA Senior League Division 1 title favourites Burwell. Moden clattered four sixes and nine fours as March finished on 162-9, Jamie Stimpson 15 and Richard Green unbeaten on 19.

Stuart Mills took 5-53 as the home side got off to a flyer with 45 runs coming off the first six overs. They recovered from 83-5 to 164-7 from just 29 overs.

Sutton’s James Nuttall came back to haunt the 3rds for the second year running in the 21-run CCA Junior League Division 2N defeat.

Nuttall savaged Stuart Fox for 60 of his 68 runs in his first four overs, as the visitors recovered from 28-4 to post 168.

Skipper Matt Hubbard (3-9) finally removed Nuttall, with opening bowlers Greg Short (4-39) and James Shepherd (2-22) also bowling well.

In reply Fox (23) and Dennis Furnell (45) put on 51 for the opening stand, with Anthony Henson (17) and Shepherd (15) featuring in the 147 all out reply.

Thirteen-year-old Rob Conyard got a classy dozen runs.

The 4th Xl won for the first time this season by 10 wickets in CCA Junior League 4N thanks to an outstanding unbeaten opening partnership of 141 from the Hilliard brothers Lewis (82 not out) and Jordan (50 not out).

Lewis took 3-19 in the home side St Ives 3rds’ 138 all out. Curtis Oldroyd was one of three teenagers to impress with the ball as he took 2-4 with his left-arm spin.

On Sunday Seymour’s 101 out of 242-8 sealed the fate of visitors Finedon by 87 runs in the Rutland League Division 1 fixture at The Avenue.

Nathan Oliver pitched in with 41 and off-spinner Richard Green returned 5-40, as the visitors were dismissed for 155 in the 40th over.

The Sunday 2nd XI limped to a narrow three-wicket Fenland Trophy victory over neighbours Wisbech 3rd (see the team scores and leading scorers in our round-up).