March 2nd Xl v Longstanton
Saturday, September 2
Batting woes came back to haunt the
2nd XI as they lost out by 36 runs to Longstanton at The Avenue, in
their final CCA Senior League Division 2 match of the season.
The visitors only made 150 as the
slow bowlers did the damage. James Harradine took 3-38, with
off-spinners Richard Green (3-41) and Steve Coe (2-18) sharing five
But although Longstanton were in a
party mood, bowling 10 bowlers, they posed enough problems to bowl
March out for 114. Again, veteran batsman/wicketkeeper John Gilson
propped the middle order up with an unbeaten 25, with opener Steve
Hinson making 18.
Longstanton 150 all out, 28.5
overs (James Harradine 3-38, Richard Green 3-41, Steve Coe
2-18), March 2nd XI 114 all out, 37.4 overs (John Gilson 25no, Steve
Man of the Match: John Gilson
Skipper's verdict: Not for the
first time this season our batting wasn't up to scratch.
March 2nd Xl v Chatteris
Sunday, September 3
Super Sam Mason skippered his Sunday
2nd XI side into the final of the Ernie Wool Cup, after blasting an
unbeaten 44 during a narrow three run victory at Chatteris.
The March captain came in at No8
and followed up last week's 34 not out with crucial runs to take his
side to 130 all out before tea.
Dan Waltham took two early
Chatteris wickets but the home side were in the box seat with
wickets in hand, before Manuj Patel's 3-21 and Simon Bradshaw's 2-27
left them on 127-9 at the close.
March will meet either Khalsa or
Ely in the final at Chatteris on Sunday, September 17.
March 2nd XI 130 all out, 29.5
overs (Sam Mason 44 not out, Jacob Gray 23), Chatteris 127-9, 30
overs (Manuj Patel 3-21, Dan Waltham 2-19, Simon Bradshaw 2-27, Kian
Man of the Match: Sam Mason
Skipper's verdict: After a
difficult start we posted a competitive total and defended it very well towards