Victory means March could still avoid the drop
Turn back the clock 10 years to this weekend and Jody Betts was skippering March Town CC in the East Anglian Premier League play-off final.
A decade on and relegation from Cambs Tucker League Division One is looming despite a 182-run win on Saturday against a Burwell 2nd XI side hit by holidays and unavailabilities.
Ash Vodnala top-scored with 81 runs in March’s highest Cambs League total of the season, 261-6. Betts also hit 53 off 49 balls for his best knock of the campaign,
March are nine points behind Saffron Walden seconds heading into the final weekend of the season. March have a winnable game at Waresley, but Walden are at home to Burwell.
Ash Vodnala’s spin returned 4-15, while seamers Tyler Phillips (3-27) and Chris Ringham (2-15) helped skittle Burwell for 79.
Wisbech’s two-wicket defeat at Histon confirmed that Godmanchester, who had a 13-run win over Ramsey, secured the title. Wisbech host unbeaten Godmanchester on Saturday.
Skipper Gary Freear, who has 50 wickets for the season, claimed 3-30 and top scored with 69 as Wisbech made a below-par 170-9.
March Sunday Crows chalked up their eighth win of the season against Warboys in Rutland League Division 2 thanks to an unbeaten partnership from two of the youngest players in the side.
Sam Clarke (16no) and Will Curtis (11no) shared in a vital eighth wicket stand of 19 to edge the team home by three wickets.
Spinners Richard Green 3-37 and Ash Vodnala 5-17 struck as Warboys were dismissed for 176.
Kiwi Vodnala hit his second half-century of the weekend – 56 – which pushes his total runs to 1,356. He figured in an opening stand of 98 with Shaz Akter (37). Skipper Toby Nulty added 22.
Cambs Division One
Burwell 2nds lost to March by 182 runs
March 261-6 (A. Vodnala 81, J. Betts 53, D. Hodson 38, M. Vail 27). Burwell 79 (A. Vodnala 4-15, T. Phillips 3-27, C. Ringham 2-13).
Histon beat Wisbech by 2 wkts
Wisbech 170-9 (G. Freear 69, J. Bowers 38, P. Edgeller 28). Histon 171-8 (G. Freear 3-30, J. Williams 2-35).