Wisbech Town Cricket Club's defeat to Peterborough Town means their Rutland League title dreams are over
Wisbech Town Cricket Club’s Rutland League title dreams are over after they lost a crucial clash at rivals Peterborough Town by 151 runs on Sunday.
Peterborough are now level on points (228) with Wisbech and have two games in hand, with this Wisbech's final game of the Division 1 campaign.
Peterborough should confirm their championship when they host March Town this weekend.
Wisbech had their chances, though, when they reduced Peterborough to 83-5 and 142-8.
However, they let them off the hook twice in reaching 218-8 off their alloted 45 overs.
Nadir Haider not out 58 and Rohan Kundaje not out 26 rescued the home side with an unbeaten ninth-wicket stand of 76.
Kieran Haynes took 1-42, George Gowler 1-40, Brodie Ellis 3-49, Gary Freear 2-30 and Jonny Garner 1-29.
Wicket-keeper Josh Bowers also took two catches and a stumping.
Wisbech could not get any stands going, and stumbled to 67 all out in 26.2 overs.
Opener Gary Freear compiled 24, and the rest of the top six made just 15 runs between them.
Apart from Freear, only Tom Buck (18) stuck around long enough to make double figures at the Dalrod Sports Ground.
On Saturday, Chatteris 2nds ended their campaign in the Cambs League CCA Junior League 3 North with hosts St Ives Town & Warboys 3rd XI conceding their game.
Chatteris, who were comfortably promoted, earned a 20-point haul and finished 13 points behind champions Kimbolton CC.
Long Sutton 2nds triumphed over Newborough 2nds by a huge 170 runs in the Rutland League Division 4 East.
Sutton 2nds posted 228-8 from 40 overs, while Newborough were skittled for 58 all out in the 21st over.
It means Sutton should have a very good chance of retaining sixth place next weekend during the final game of the season.
They are at home to their Market Deeping counterparts, a side that currently sit 13 points behind them.
Long Sutton 2nds lost at home to Newborough 2nds by a huge 170 runs in Rutland League Division 4 East.
Newborough 2nds posted 228-8 from 40 overs. Thisura Hewage was the pick of the host bowlers with 3-24 off eight overs, while also taking wickets were Daniel Plant 1-44, Faz Mukhtar 1-37, Andy Shaw 1-40, Charlie Crisp 1-20 and Ellie Stanley 1-16.
Long Sutton 2nds were skittled for 58 all out in the 21st over. Andy Shaw 11 and Charlie Crisp 15 were the only members of the home batting order to make double figures,
Sutton are still in the driving seat when it comes to keeping hold of sixth place but they must get a good result next weekend during the final game of the season at home to their Market Deeping counterparts, who are six points behind Sutton.