Ketton skipper surprised by big Cambs League win

Oakham Sunday 1st XI v Ketton Sunday XI. Neil Southern at bat during his 71 not out. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-151205-140948001
Oakham Sunday 1st XI v Ketton Sunday XI. Neil Southern at bat during his 71 not out. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-151205-140948001

Ketton won by eight wickets at Foxton in the Cambs League Division One on Saturday, which was a surprise to captain Rob Vitas,

“I have never been on the winning side against Foxton in all my years at Castor and Ketton. In fact this was the first time I can remember my side reaching 100.”

Ketton actually breezed past Foxton’s 189-7 after useful contributions from Rob Woolley (61), Ben Bryant (54no), Josh Gallimore (32) and Ulrich Van Duyker (28). Van Duyker (4-31) also bowled well.

Elsewhere Gary Freear bowled Wisbech to the top of Division One.

The long-serving club legend returned career-best figures of 7-25 from nine overs to seal a 24-run win at Nassington. Freear took full advantage of a wicket fast-gaining a reputation for excessive turn.

Nassington were 64-1 chasing 132 before Freear took charge with a spell that included a run of three wickets in four balls. Opener Dan Robinson (47) was the key wicket.

Wisbech also suffered a batting collapse as they reached 72-1 thanks to the efforts of Sam Albutt (35) and Josh Bowers (31). Freear, batting down the order because of a sore heel also made a vital 31, while 15 year-old slow bowler Harrison Craig (4-30) maintained his excellent form for Nassington.

Wisbech are now top by two points as previous leaders Godmanchester failed to beat Histon.

SCORES

Division One

FOXTON lost to KETTON by 8 wkts

Foxton 189-7 (C. Sanderson 75no, U. Van Duyker 4-31, M. Milner 2-56).

Ketton 192-2 (R. Woolley 61, B. Bryant 54no, J. Gallimore 32, U. Van Duyker 28no).

NASSINGTON lost to WISBECH by 24 runs

Wisbech 132 (S. Albutt 35, J. Bowers 31, G. Freear 31, H. Craig 4-32, K. Ikhlaq 3-17).

Nassington 108 (D. Robinson 47, G. Freear 7-25, T. Meyrick 2-37).