Bourne Cricket Club missed out on their second Twenty/20 trophy of the season as Wisbech won the Jaidka Cup final by 32 runs on Wednesday night.
Kiwi ace Brad Perrett (36) and Simon Freear (29) top scored for the Fenmen as they recovered from 34-4 to post 152-9 batting first at Bretton Gate.
Rob Bentley (3-17), Jack Berry (2-45) and Tom Dixon (2-18) did well with the ball for T20 specialists Bourne – winners of the Winkworth Cup earlier this season – but the target looked a tough one.
The chase looked even harder when spin twins Gary Freear and Craig Johnson set to work. Eight of the nine wickets Bourne lost fell to spin, as they managed just 120-9.
Man-of-the Gary Freear took three big Bourne scalps in his first two overs, snaring skipper Pete Morgan, the explosive Conrad Louth and the ever-dangerous Stuart Airey at a cost of just three runs.
Carl Wilson (37) and Bentley (29) did contribute in the middle order, but Wisbech did a fine job of strangling the reply and emerged as deserved winners of the competition for the very first time.
The Abbey Lawn side do have another T20 final to look forward to, though. They take on Barnack in the Stamford Charity Cup showpiece at Market Deeping’s Outgang Road on Monday, July 8.