Woolley bullies March into submission

Rob Woolley scored a brilliant ton for Ketton against March.
Rob Woolley scored a brilliant ton for Ketton against March.
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Cambs Minor Counties star Rob Woolley took centre stage with a superb Cambs Division One ton for Ketton at home to March yesterday (July 4).

Struggling March looked to have got themselves into a winning position by posting an impressive team total of 256 at Pit Lane. Kiwi Ash Vodnala (101) cracked his first century at this level and was well supported by David Hodson (69) and Ben Pyle (58).

Woolley actually claimed 4-56 in the March innings, but he really excelled with the bat scorching to 146 not out from the opener’s position to see Ketton home by six wickets with four balls to spare.

Woolley hit 17 fours and a six with Matt Milner offering most support with 38 in a third wicket stand of 109.

Wisbech remain top of the table, but had to work hard to get past bottom club Warboys’ modest score of 145-9. Gary Freear, batting low at number seven, made a crucial unbeaten 27 as Wisbech won by three wickets.

Tom Meyrick (4-32) had earlier bowled well for Wisbech.

Godmanchester are just two points behind Wisbech in second spot after coming through a tricky game against Nassington by 21 runs.

Ryan Duffy (3-23) was Nassington’s top bowler as the home side closed on 199-9, but none of the Nassington top order could support Tom Norman (45) in reply. Captain Alex Laud made 35 batting at number 10 as Nassington fell just short.

Ramsey lost ground after losing a high-scoring game by six wickets at Histon. Histon have lost just once all season and this was a second win of the summer over the reigning champions.

Newborough and Khalsa suffered batting woes in Division Two.

Newborough were shot out for just 81 on the way to a four wicket defeat at the hands of Fordham, while Khalsa mustered 143 against Weston Colville and lost by three wickets.

Khalsa remain in the relegation zone.

RESULTS

Division One

GODMANCHESTER beat NASSINGTON by 21 runs

Godmanchester 199-9 (M. Pateman 47, A. Cousins 41, R. Duffy 3-23).

Nassington 178 (T. Norman 45, A. Laud 35, E. Baldwin 4-36, T. Aziz 3-42),

HISTON beat RAMSEY by 6 wkts

Ramsey 251-7

Histon 254-4

KETTON beat MARCH by 5 wkts

March 256 (A. Vodnala 101, D. Hodson 69, B. Pyle 58, R. Woolley 4-56, U. Van Duyker 3-42).

Ketton 260-5 (R. Woolley 146no, M. Milner 38)

WARBOYS lost to WISBECH by 3 wkts

Warboys 145-9 (M. Duncan 32, L. Gaynor 30, T. Meyrick 4-32, S. Rippington 2-17).

Wisbech 149-7 (G. Freear 29no, J. Bowers 24, J. Gollands 22, T. Meyrick 21)

Division Two

FORDHAM beat NEWBOROUGH by 4 wkts

Newborough 81

Fordham 85-6 (V. Parvathaneni 4-48).

KHALSA lost to WESTON COLVILLE by 3 wkts

Khalsa 143

Weston Colville 144-7