The 1st XI produced their best
fielding display of the season away to unbeaten table-topping Ketton on
Saturday, but still lost the Whitings League Division 1 match by 89 runs.
Under 19s captain Sam Clarke was
drafted into the side and certainly stepped up to the plate - picking up an
impressive 3-14 during the home side's 172-9 and then slamming three 'sixes' in
a defiant knock of 24 at No10!
Unfortunately, a reshuffled March
batting order could only muster 83 after tea - with extras joint top-scorer with
Skipper Tyler Phillips, who has
bowled without any luck during this campaign, finished the day with
figures of 3-32 during what was a brilliant effort in the field on one of the
hottest days of the year.
Ketton 172-9, 50 overs (Sam
Clarke 3-14, Tyler Phillips 3-32, Clinton Bricker 2-16, Chris Ringham
1-47), March 83 all out, 28.4 overs (Sam Clarke 24).
A batting collapse of mega
proportions put paid to any real chance the 2nd XI had of beating second in the
table Cambourne at The Avenue on Saturday.
Their batting looked in good shape
at 106-1 after 29 overs in the CCA Senior League Division 2 match until the
entire order was wrecked by the sixth change bowler taking 6-23 and shooting
March out for 140.
Opening batsman Steve Hinson struck
seven boundaries in his 65, with Rob Tombs making 28.
In reply, Cambourne smashed 62 from
the first eight overs to reach 144-6 after 25.1. Off-spinner Richard Green
picked up 4-45.
March 2nd XI 140 all out, 36
overs (Steve Hinson 65, Rob Tombs 28, Steve Wallis 16), Cambourne 144-6, 25.1
overs (Richard Green 4-45, Matty Vail 2-36).
The 3rd XI came within a whisker of
pulling off a terrific win away to Milton 2nd XI in CCA Junior League Division
3N - losing out by just three runs.
Chasing the home side's 227-5, March
put up a gallant show with the bat - led by Doug Furlong's 78 and 53 from Adrian
Earlier, Dan Bradshaw had taken
Milton 2nd XI 227-5, 40 overs
(Dan Bradshaw 3-53), March 3rd XI 224 all out, 39.3 overs (Doug Furlong 78,
Adrian Bussey 53, Adam Westwood 35).
The 4th XI earned a three wicket
victory at Doddington against close rivals Wimblington 2nd XI in CCA Junior
League Division 5N.
Two wickets apiece from Shae Pooley,
Harry Stevens and Jack Stevens saw Wimblington bowled out for 176. Pooley then
struck 39 in the reply, with James Mortlock smashing 74 in the 181-7 winning
Wimblington 2nd XI 176 all
out, 38.5 overs (Harry Stevens 2-26, Jack Stevens 2-20, Shae Pooley 2-30), March
4th XI 181-7, 26.4 overs (James Mortlock 74, Shae Pooley 39).
The Sunday 1st XI continue their
impressive form with their seventh victory of the season in Rutland league
Division 2 - this time a three wicket success against second in the table
The home side were despatched for
124, thanks to three wickets each for Shaz Akhtar and Steve Coe. Vice-captain
Brandon Phillips then returned to form with an unbeaten 52 in the 128-7 March
Weldon 124 all out (Shaz
Akhtar 3-15, Steve Coe 3-47, Will Curtis 2-0, Dan Waltham 2-18), March 1st XI
128-7 (Brandon Phillips 55no, Clinton Bricker 21).
The 2nd XI continued their unbeaten
run in the Feland Trophy with a comprehensive nine wicket win at The Avenue over
Charlie Revell put the reigning
champions on the way with 3-17 figures as the visitors were dismissed for 162.
Curtis Oldroyd continued his recent rich vein of form with an unbeaten 72, with
Rob Conyard 54 not out in the 163-1 closing total.
Khalsa 162 all out, 36 overs
(Charlie Revell 3-17), March 2nd XI 163-1, 26.2 overs (Curtis Oldroyd 72no, Ron
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