Su­per Sam leads a late March to the Cambs Divi­sion Two ti­tle

Cricket - Peter­bor­ough Town sec­onds have a big rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @PTAlanSwann

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.

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