Super Sam leads a late March to the Cambs Division Two title
Cricket - Peterborough Town seconds have a big relegation battle
March Town pinched the Cambs Division Two title after avoiding the heavy rain which washed out most of the local programme last Saturday. A six-wicket win at relegated FordhammovedMarchabove l ong- time l eaders St Ives whose game at Warboys was abandoned after one innings.
Sa m Fre e d m a n ( 4 - 1 9 &25no), Andrew Wright (220), Toby Nulty ( 2- 21) and BrandonPhillips(49) werethe March stars as they successfully chased Fordham’s 135.
March now return to Division One after losing their place for the first time in 14 years last summer.
Wisbech(second), Ramsey (fourth), Nassington(fifth) and Ketton (10th) all finished the 2016DivisionOnestyleingood shape.
Newborough’s relegation back into the Hunts League was confirmed by the weekend washout.
An eight-game winning streak delivered the Rutland Division One title to Nassington
The villagers collected the onepointtheyrequiredtoseal topspotinthetopflightforthe first time in 20 years early in their final game against Market Deeping, but Aussie Adam McDermottensuredtheyalso finished in style.
McDermott smashed 135 fromjust 92balls (five sixes,21 fours) to speed Nassington past Deeping’s decent total of 235-7 with six wickets and almost 10 overs in hand.
Bourne, who led the table for three months, finished runners-up despite losing their last matchathometoPeterborough Townby102runs.
Town complete their season this weekend with home games against Wellingborough in the Northants Premier Division on Saturday and Market Deeping in the Rutland League on Sunday.
Town can still clinch a top two finish in the Northants Premier Division for the fifth season in a row, but the club could be distracted by the plight of their second team in Division One.
The city side are two places and four points above the relegation zone ahead of their final match which is at nextto-bottom East Haddon.
Town haven’t won since June 25, a run of 11 matches.
Town’s senior side will finish second if they beat relegated Wellingborough and Finedon lose badly at champions Old Northamptonians.
Thescheduled end-of-seasonA15derbybetweenMarket Deeping and Bourne at Outgang Road last weekend was called off leaving the hosts pleased with their fourthplace finish and the visitors less pleased with sixth. .
Alex Mitchell batting for Peterborough Town at Bourne in Rutland Division One last weekend.