Cricket - Freear keeps Wisbech title hopes alive

Gary Freear was a Wisbech matchwinner.
Gary Freear was a Wisbech matchwinner.
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Wisbech kept their title hopes alive in Cambs League Division One after an emphatic win against local rivals Ramsey yesterday (August 15).

Club stalwart Gary Freear has been a matchwinner on many occasions down the years for Wisbech, but normally with the bat.

Yesterday it was with the ball he shone. He took 5-17 off 12 overs to help dismiss the visitors for 132 in 41.4 overs.

Tom Meyrick then smashed Wisbech to a six-wicket win, blasting 59 not out off just 35 balls to steer his side to 137-4 in 30 overs. He hit five fours and five sixes. Opener Danny Haynes contributed 38.

Godmanchester are still the title favourites - they beat Waresley by 134 runs yesterday - but with four games to go Wisbech are still in with a shout. They trail by 18 points.

Relegation looks ever more likely for March.

They plunged deeper into trouble after a crushing 10-wicket defeat at Foxton.

Only Matthew Vail (50) put up a fight for March as they were dismissed for 116 in 39.2 overs. Foxton knocked off the runs in just 18.5 overs.

Elsewhere in Division One, Nassington beat Burwell seconds by five wickets and Ketton drew with Histon.

Burwell were all out for 113 and Nassington quickly reached 115-5. Craig Harrison took 4-32 and then Ryan Duffy smashed 60 not out off 52 balls.

Ketton posted a formidable 219-7 only to see Histon hang on for the draw at 139-9.

There was a rare win for Khalsa in Division Two.

Hosts Huntingdon batted first and made 170-9 and then Khalsa produced a stunning response of 172-6 in 36 overs. Sachin Aggrewal led the way with 82 not out.

Newborough meanwhile amassed 243-8 at Weston Colville but still lost by six wickets. Aussie Rob Trickett, their £1 per run player, cashed in with an unbeaten 101.