Williams hits highest score

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JAMES Williams hit Wisbech’s highest score for the season with 160 as they amassed 340 for three in their 174-run win against Oakham in Rutland League Division Two on Sunday.

It was also another good day for the club with all three teams victorious.

Williams had good support from David Wood 81, Danny Haynes 46 and Zak Brown 32 as they showed the Oakham attack no mercy.

The Harecroft Road track is obviously in good batting nick with over 600 runs scored by Wisbech over the two days at the weekend for the loss of only five wickets!

Oakham were always going to struggle chasing that huge target and were all out for 166. Gary Freear led the way with four wickets and Carl Pope picked up two with one apiece for Danny Emmington and Kieran Haynes.

Wisbech seconds beat Newborough by 63 runs in their Rutland League Division Five game.

Openers Matt Parrin 47 and Laurence Twell 27 gave them a good start and Fergus Brown 34no, Nick Pack 23 and Paul Strickle 21 continued the effort to take them to 185 for seven.

Newborough were bowled out for 122 with a certain Dennis Compton hitting a half-century. Fergus Brown three for five off 10 overs, Craig Pack three for 31 and Lyndon Waters three for 33 did the damage.

Wisbech thirds won by 20 runs against Witcham in the Fenland Trophy with opener Tim Chapman top scoring with 52 and his son Tom taking four wickets for eight runs.

Jamie Gollands 28 and Rob Goode also did well for a sixth wicket partnership and Wisbech reached 169 for six.

Witcham were going well in reply until Chapman and Jamie Gollands 3-40 stopped them in their tracks and they finished on 149 all out.