First ton for Castor skipper, Fantastic Freear settles fen derby, best win of the season for Market Deeping
Castor skipper Reece Smith cracked the first Cambs League ton of his career yesterday (September 1).
Smith finished unbeaten on 102 to set=up a resounding 179-win at bottom club Great Shelford in a Division Two match. Castor closed on 254-4 before skittleing Shelford out for just 75. Ace seamer Stuart Dockerill (4-15) returned the best bowling figures.
Castor have now soared up to fourth place and will record the best finish of the local clubs as Stamford Town and Ufford Park were both beaten yesterday.
Ufford slipped into relegation trouble after losing by three wickets at home to rivals Southill Park. Ufford are now just 15 points ahead of Southill who sit in the final relegation place.
In Division One Wisbech completed a double success over fen rivals March Town thanks to a brilliant unbeaten 131 from Gary Freear. Freear struck 16 fours and a six in a knock that occupied 166 balls as Wisbech reached their victory target of 237 with 15 balls to spare.
Earlier Brandon Phillips (51) and Saranga Rajaguru (50) had posted half centuries for March. Freear also took 2-37.
Market Deeping claimed their best win of the Lincs Premier Division by seeing off third-placed Sleaford by 25 runs, while Bourne recovered from 75-4 to pass Alford’s 186 with four wickets in hand. Hong Kong international Courtnet Kruger (47) and Lincs minor counties captain Carl Wilson (44) staged the recovery act.
Jack Berry had earlier taken 5-51 for Bourne after Matt Kidd had bagged three early wickets.
Saturday, September 1
LINCS PREMIER DIVISION
ALFORD lost to BOURNE by 4 wkts
Alford 186 (A. White 83, R. Bovey 60, J. Berry 5-41, M. Kidd 3-28, T. Dixon 2-43).
Bourne 189-6 (C. Kruger 47, C. Wilson 44, S. Evison 30).
SLEAFORD lost to MARKET DEEPING by 25 runs
Market Deeping 221
SAWSTON & BABRAHAM beat RAMSEY by 135 runs
WISBECH beat MARCH by 6 wkts
March 236-9 (B. Phillips 51, S. Rajaguru 50, S. Saberton 37, T. Phillips 26, W. Gowler 2-21, G. Freear 2-37, P. Edgeller 2-49).
Wisbech 237-4 (G. Freear 131no, J. Bowers 38, S. Albutt 20, A. Wright 2-47).
GREAT SHELFORD lost to CASTOR by 179 runs
Castor 254-4 (R. Smith 102no, S. Dockerill 31, C. Dockerill 29, J. Weaver 27no).
Great Shelford 75 (S. Dockerill 4-19, N. Snart 2-18, S. Dunn 2-22).
STAMFORD TOWN lost to GRANTA 2nds by 6 wkts
Stamford 167-9 (M. Chaudhary 38, C. Birch 35no, S,. Chamberlain 30).
Granta 168-4 (A. Akhter 60no, S. Barrett 2-58).
UFFORD PARK lost to SOUTHILL PARK by 3 wkts
Ufford Park 117 (T. Hussain 46, I. Javed 22, K. Brazier 5-21).
Southill Park 118-7 (A. Munir 3-17, J. Corder 2-5).