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James Williams ton and Guy Hammond 'four-for' as Wisbech Town bag Cambs League win at Cambridge 2nds

By Pete Woodhouse

A succession of useful stands, highlighted by James Williams’ “Nelson” unbeaten score, propelled Wisbech Town into a 76-run Cambs League win at Cambridge CC 2nds.

Gary Freear and Danny Haynes opened up with 50 together in the tenth over while county player Williams brought his 50 up off 55 balls and finished with 111 not out off an even 100 deliveries, with 12 fours and a six.

Wisbech built a string of partnerships around the 50 mark to set the hosts a stiff target of 279, boosted by 37 extras, to win this Division One match.

Wisbech v March Cricket..James Williams. (11666069)
Wisbech v March Cricket..James Williams. (11666069)

Cambridge began well in reply with opening bat Alexander Lockie reaching 50 off 58 balls, but Guy Hammond bagged 4-25 as they were dismissed for 202.

Scores: WTCC 278-6 (Freear 25, Haynes 41, Josh Bowers 27, Williams 111 not out, Sam Albutt 16, Anthony Palmer 10).

Cambridge CC 202 all out (Guy Hammond 4-25, Chris Clark 1-34, Gary Freear 3-30, Anthony Palmer 2-29). The scheduled 2nd XI and 3rd XI games were called off.

Lewis Shipley scored a career best 151 not out on Sunday.

Sunday results: Wisbech Town1st XI lost to Oundle by 4 wickets. Wisbech 198 all out (Gary Freear 40, Danny Haynes 34, Rhys Howell 34). Oundle 203-6 (Gary Freear 3-32)

Wisbech 2nd XI bt Moulton Harrox by 172 runs. Wisbech 338-5 in 45ov (Lewis Shipley 151*, Jamie Hallatt 62). Moulton Harrox 166 all out (Harry Lovell 3-21).

March Town paid for failing to bat out their overs, as they lost by two wickets to bottom club Foxton in Whitings League Division 1.

Ben Pyle produced his second best Cambs League score, but his 62 runs were not enough as the visitors were shot out for just 164, with 6.4 overs remaining. Pyle hit eight boundaries, putting on 50 for the seventh wicket with Nathan Oliver (15).

Saranga Rajaguru then gave Foxton a few early nervous moments with two quick wickets, but they recovered to 104-3 before Pyle turned his arm over to take 3-22 and set up a tense finish.

In the end Foxton, the 2016 league champions, edged home with eight balls remaining for their second win of the season – the first being against Godmanchester, who have dropped out.

The 22 wides March conceded proved decisive.

March 1st XI 164 all out 43.2 overs (Ben Pyle 62, Brandon Phillips 16, Nathan Oliver 15), Foxton 167-8, 48.4 (Ben Pyle 3-22, Saranga Rajaguru 3-46). Man of the match: Ben Pyle.

More cricket on pages 49, 51 and 53.

Whiting & Partners Division 1 table

Team P WSO BtP BlP Pts

Sawston/Bab’m 5 5 0 0 150

Eaton Socon 5 4 0 0 145

Wisbech Tn 5 3 10 8 108

Cambridge CC 5 2 13 14 87

Histon CC 4 0 6 10 66

March Town 4 1 4 24 58

Ramsey CC 5 0 8 18 51

Foxton CC 3 1 3 14 47

Thriplow 4 0 14 24 38

WSO - Won bowling side out (30pts)


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