MINOR COUNTIES: Cambs draw a high-scoring contest at March

Paul McMahon took eight wickets on his first Cambs appearance of the season.
Paul McMahon took eight wickets on his first Cambs appearance of the season.

Cambridgeshire couldn’t quite press home their advantage in their Minor Counties Championship clash with Northumberland at March Town CC.

Cambs set a challenging victory target of 326 on the final day (July 4) of the Eastern Division clash and, although they gave it a go, Northumberland closed on 280-8 to secure a draw.

Paul McMahon claimed 5-71 to make it eight wickets on his first appearance of the season.

Cambs declared their second innings on 232-8 with Nassington’s Conor Craig (44) top scoring.

The draw maintained Cambs unbeaten record after three games.

Scores:

Cambs 354-7 (B. Smith 106, B. Seabrook 66, J. Williams 52, C. Guest 46, C. Lewis 33, L. Bruce 22) & 232-8 (C. Craig 44, J. Williams 35, C. Lewis 34, L. Bruce 22).

Northmumberland 261 (M. Whaley 59, T. Hewison 54, J. Thompson 52, L. Bruce 4-80, P. McMahon 3-62) & 280-8 (T. Hewison 68, J. Thompson 60, P. McMahon 5-71).