Town’s batsmen score high again

WISBECH Town’s batting knows no limits at the moment as they racked up another big score on Saturday to collect 25 points in the Cambs Tucker League and reduced Foxton’s lead at the top of the table to 16 points.

Saffron Walden seconds were certainly no match for them in their present mood and they scored 280 for six wickets declared after 43.5 overs to inflict a 150-run defeat on the home side.

Young Danny Emmington once again got a late call to open the batting and showed his potential with 29 before Gary Freear 57, James Williams 55, Jack Hastings 38no and David Wood 27 continued the run flow with a bonus of 46 extras.

Only one Walden batsman Ryan Sparrow showed the aptitude to make a game of it with a half-century as they were put in a spin by Gary Freear and Craig Johnson.

They bowled 17 overs each from the start with Freaar six for 79 and Johnson 2-44. Ben Allsop took two wickets for no score off four balls at the death as the home side were bowled out for 130.

Skipper Williams, who did not bowl nursing his hamstring injury, said: “It was another good win with a good all round batting performance again.

“We have always been a strong batting side with Gary hitting over 900 runs a season, but now we have got other players chipping in as well. We are getting good starts which is always important and the middle order is doing well too.

“Danny Emmington and Danny Haynes have done well and Sam Albutt is back next week so that will be another selection headache.”

Wisbech seconds lost out by just 11 runs against Burwell seconds in CCA Senior Division Two.

Burwell scored 171 all out with Lyndon Waters taking four wickets for 41, Ivan Burgess three for 32 and Fergus Brown two for 17.

Opener Sam Albutt 46 kept one end going but his partners did not stay too long apart from Dom Stannard 19. It was left to the last two batsmen to try and salvage things and Waters 24 and Matt Pack 20 were still there at the end of the 45 overs.

Wisbech fourths were beaten by 74 runs by Witcham seconds in CCA Junior Division 4A.

Witcham struggled against Nick Drew 3-16 early on but got on top towards the end and finished with 184 for nine.

Wisbech were very quickly two wickets down and, although Richard Harnwell 23 and Martin Parrin 19 showed some resistance in the middle order, they were always second best on the day and were out for 110.

Sunday’s games were called off due to the weather.