March 1st Xl v Waresley
Saturday, September 15
James Harradine scored his maiden century for
the club, during a magnificent sixth wicket stand of 165, as the curtain came
down on the 1st XI's Whitings League Division 1 campaign with a convincing 126
run victory over Waresley on Saturday at The Avenue.
It was a timely ton for Harradine, who went to
three figures with his fifth 'six' of the afternoon, to remain unbeaten at the
end on 101, in one of the best comebacks of the season.
Waresley had obviously misread the script as
they nipped out the top five with just 36 runs on the board, only for skipper
Tyler Phillips to join Harradine at the crease and produce his highest score of
the year - a knock of 67. Their impressive hitting saw March close their innings
The visitors started in a similar fashion and
were two wickets down straight away - one to Phillips and the other to former
skipper Chris Ringham, who may just have taken his final first team wicket
having played at the top level for 20 seasons?
That left vice-skipper Andy Wright to complete
a very successful Saturday campaign with figures of 3-16 and leg-spinner Saranga
Rajaguru to pick up 3-29 to top the Whitings League bowling charts with 51
scalps! Plans are already in place for him to return to The Avenue next season.
Waresley were bowled out for 78 and March
finished in a much improved seventh spot in the league.
March 1st XI 204-8, 50 overs (James
Harradine 101no, Tyler Phillips 67), Waresley 78 all out, 31.3 overs (Andy
Wright 3-16, Saranga Rajaguru 3-29).
Man of the Match: James Harradine
Skipper's verdict: It was great to end the season on a
winning note and secure seventh position. Looking forward to next year!
March 1st Xl v Stamford
Sunday, September 16
Andrew George helped the Sunday
1st XI get their promotion challenge back on track with a stylish 94 against
Stamford at The Avenue.
March now need just seven points from their final match at
Newborough next Sunday to clinch a place in Rutland League Division 1.
After two recent losses, the 113-run triumph was a much
needed win. Several of the batsmen look in decent nick, with George the star
turn in the 279-9 total.
Saranga Rajaguru, playing in his final match before flying
back to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, produced farewell figures of 5-17. His
devastating spell included his first hat-trick for the club, as Stamford
were dismissed for 166.
March 1st XI 279-9, 45 overs (Andrew George 94, Saranga
Rajaguru 32, Will Curtis 29, Shaz Akhter 28), Stamford 166 all out, 36.1 (Saranga
Rajaguru 5-17, Dan Waltham 2-34)
Man of the Match: Andrew George
Skipper's verdict: This win has put us in a great
position. Promotion is now in our own hands!