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Back-to-back wins for the first time this season in Whitings League Division 1 has boosted the 1st XI's levels of confidence and thrown them a lifeline against relegation, having beaten bottom club
St Ives by 103 runs at The Avenue on Saturday.

Consistent runs all the way down the order gave them a healthy 230 run total before tea, with skipper Tyler Phillips leading the way with a knock of 40. He was supported by his brother Brandon (34), Aussie Clinton Bricker (33) and four further contributions.

However, the smile went from the skipper's face when a routine slip catch was dropped off his bowling early on proved to be costly, as the visitors romped to 99-2 off 22 overs.

Sam Clarke made the vital breakthrough on his way to figures of 3-20 and with Andy Wright and Tommy Howgego each picking up a brace, 10-man St Ives were bowled out for 127.
March 1st XI 230 all out, 48.3 overs, (Tyler Phillips 40, Brandon Phillips 34, Clinton Bricker 33, Ben Pyle 26, Ben Chapman 22, Sam Clarke 21, Lewis Welcher 19), St Ives 127 all out, 29.2 overs (Sam Clarke 3-20, Tommy Howgego 2-5, Andy Wright 2-30).

 

The 2nd XI's struggles in the lower reaches of CCA Senior League Division 2 continue, following a narrow seven run defeat away to close rivals Hardwick.

March allowed the home side to score 50 runs more than they should have in the 203-9 total. Richard Green took 3-32 and James Harradine 2-39.

An excellent second wicket stand of 113 between Harradine (43) and Curtis Oldroyd (53) put them in a strong position after 24 overs.

However, four run outs saw them bowled out for 196, having needed 12 runs off the last over. Skipper Matty Vail returned to form with an unbeaten 46.
Hardwick 203-9, 45 overs, (Richard Green 3-32, James Harradine 2-39, Phil Goodfellow 1-24, Steve Coe 1-26), March 2nd XI 196 all out, 44.3 overs (Curtis Oldroyd 53, Matty Vail 46no, James Harradine 43).

 

Top of the table Coton again proved too strong for the 3rd XI, who lost by 121 runs at Doddington on Saturday in CCA Junior League Division 3N.

The visitors were dismissed for 202 thanks to a 4-20 spell from Harry Stevens and
2-36 from Shae Pooley.

But in reply, March only managed 81, with Will Curtis scoring 37.
Coton 202 all out, 37.4 overs (Harry Stevens 4-20, Shae Pooley 2-36, Will Curtis 1-24, Dan Bradshaw 1-28, Sam Mason 1-31), March 3rd XI 81 all out, 20.1 overs (Will Curtis 37).

 

The Sunday 1st XI are looking a good bet for promotion to Rutland League Division 1, after putting title rivals Kings Keys into a spin at The Avenue.

With just two games remaining, March have a 19 point advantage over Kings Keys, who have a game in hand. However, the visitors couldn't handle the slow bowlers in the top clash as Steve Coe (5-34) and Geoff Kirby (3-49) weaved their magic in a vital 61 run victory - eight catches being taken during the innings.

The visitors slumped from 134-2 to 182 all out, in reply to the March total of 243-6. Vice-captain Brandon Phillips was again on fire as he struck 82 runs off 53 balls - an innings that included 12 boundaries, three of which sailed over the ropes! Ben Chapman remained unbeaten on 55 and Curtis Oldroyd added a further 46 runs to an already impressive season.
March 1st XI 243-6, 45 overs (Brandon Phillips 82, Ben Chapman 55no, Curtis Oldroyd 46, Rob Moden 32), Kings Keys 182 all out, 35.5 overs (Steve Coe 5-34, Geoff Kirby 3-49).

 

A weakened Sunday 2nd XI were beaten for only the second time this season in the Fenland Trophy, when they lost to Khalsa by six wickets.

Shae Pooley and Dan Bradshaw were the only batsmen to make double figures as March were dismissed for a meagre 60 runs.

Pooley then took 2-11 in the Khalsa total of 61-4.
March 2nd XI 60 all out, 17.5 overs (Dan Bradshaw 10no, Shae Pooley 10), Khalsa 61-4, 15.4 overs (Shae Pooley 2-11, Charlie Revell 1-12.

 

 

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All smiles for Tyler Phillips and his team after the skipper completes a run out during the victory against St Ives. Photo credit: Pat Ringham.

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The club has always been keen to promote youth cricket. Pictured is the Under 19s. Back row (from l to r): Jim Chapman, Connor Porter, Mike Saunders,  Shae Pooley, Harry Stevens, Rob Conyard, Bill Crumly (manager). Front row: Kian Pooley, Ben Chapman, Sam Clarke (capt), Curtis Oldroyd, Geoff Kirby.

Club captain Tyler Phillips receives his 2016 Saturday 1st XI Player of the Year award from Tucker League chairman Keith Coburn.

 

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Cricket Club Officials:

President: Pat Ringham
Life members: Norman Alterton,
Fred Carter, Alan Day, Nick Lowe,
Les Mills, Mike Nelson, Mel Pooley,
Pat Ringham, Robert Sears,
Malcolm Southwell, Michael Wallis,
Stephen Wallis, John West, Alan Wilson.
Chairman: Les Mills
Vice-chairman: Graham Smart
Secretary: Stephen Wallis
Treasurer: Alan Day
Fixture secretary: Pat Ringham
Committee members: Bill Crumly,
Terry Hunt, Nick Lowe, Gary Nicholls, Nathan Oliver, Chris Ringham,
Harry Vaheesan, John West.

 

March & District Squash Rackets Club

Chairman: Chris Parsons

email:capman_2000@hotmail.co.uk

Secretary: Ady Powter

Adrian.powter@bt.com

Treasurer: Andrea Alexander

email:aalexander@fesa.co.uk


 

 

Team Officials:

Club captain   Tyler Phillips
1st Xl vice captain (Sat) Andy Wright
1st XI captain (Sun) Andy Wright
1st XI vice
captain (Sun)
Brandon Phillips
2nd XI captain (Sat) Matty Vail
2nd XI vice captain (Sat) Sam Clarke
2nd Xl captain
(Sun)
Sam Mason
2nd Xl vice captain (Sun) Shae Pooley
3rd Xl captain Anthony Henson
3rd Xl vice
captain
Manuj Patel
4th Xl  captain Simon Bradshaw
4th Xl vice
captain
Emma Alterton
 
 

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Calling all members, players and parents - volunteer bar staff are required by the club this summer.

Mid-week evenings run from 8pm to 11pm.

Can you spare one night per month?


 
DIARY DATES 2017:

Sunday, February 12: St Valentine's Sunday lunch

Friday, May 5: Early season open evening with buffet

Friday, May 19: Race night

Friday, July 7: T20 match and barbeque

Friday, July 21: Junior presentation evening

Sunday, July 23: President's XI v Chairman's XI

Saturday, September 16: Aussie Night

Friday, September 23: Presentation evening

Saturday, October 28: Firework display

Sunday, November 19: Sunday lunch

Sunday, December 17: Christmas dinner

 

 

Our pool team plays every Tuesday, the two dominos teams play on Wednesdays and the three darts teams play on Fridays. Supporters always welcome.

 

 
 
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