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Acting-skipper career-best in vain as Godmanchester notch second win over Avenue side

By Pete Woodhouse

Acting-skipper Andy Wright (pictured) must have felt sick on Saturday having taken a seven-wicket haul at Godmanchester, only to be let down by his March batsmen, who failed to score 77 runs for what would have been their seventh Cambs League win of the season.

The opening seamer’s 7-34 spell saw the home side dismissed for 76, but in reply March 1st XI could only muster 64 in Whitings League Division One.

Andy Wright in the defeat at Godmanchester. (3453475)
Andy Wright in the defeat at Godmanchester. (3453475)

Neither Wright or team coach Harry Vaheesan would condemn the wicket, instead pointing the finger at the manner in which the batsmen got themselves out.

Not one of the top seven made double figures, with Spencer Saberton the top-scorer with 15 not out, followed by ‘extras’ with 10.

Five were also out lbw when playing back, when the team officials considered getting on the front foot was the best policy.

“We failed to adapt to the conditions once again,” said a frustrated Wright. “We can only blame ourselves!”

Wright’s 10-over spell returned career-best figures for him, as Godmanchester slumped to 36-6. March, however, trumped that with 9-4 at the start and then 37-8 as they let their opponents get away with cheap points for the second time this season, this time losing by 12 runs.

Godmanchester 76 all out, 20.1 overs (Wright 7-34, Saranga Rajaguru 1-12, Callum Young 1-21), March 64 all out, 25.2 overs (Saberton 15no).

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