Uppingham Town travelled to Finedon on a red-hot made-for-cricket Sunday for this Rutland League Division One clash.
But Uppingham weren’t quite on fire as their batting let them down and they were all out for 118.
Finedon won the toss and batted, opening with Andy Daniels who top scored for Finedon with 38 runs, and Andy Roberts (17 runs).
As usual Finedon set off a blistering pace scoring 42 runs in eight overs before Roberts lost his wicket bowled by Stu Lambie (three wickets for 53 runs).
Lambie took the first three Finedon wickets removing the very dangerous Daniels caught out by an excellent catch from Henry King.
Good bowling from Scott Green (two wickets for 27 runs) and Alex Ashwin (two wickets for seven runs), who took a superb caught and bowled to remove captain Tom Finney (seven runs), put Finedon in trouble.
At 32 overs they were eight wickets down for 129 runs, but a fight back by the tail batsmen, in particular Joe Farrow (24 runs not out) allowed Finedon to close their innings on 161 runs for nine wickets.
In reply Uppingham opened their innings with Jamie Dumford back from university and scoring a superb 61 runs not out, and Jamie Richardson (0 runs).
Due to some excellent bowling by Adam Weston (five wickets for 26 runs) Uppingham lost their first three batsmen for just 16 runs, Henry King (18); Alex Ashwin (12) and Stu Lambie (11).
Uppingham collapsed all out for just 118 runs leaving Jamie Dumford, Uppingham’s opening batsman, stranded on 61 runs not out.
Andy Roberts took the last two Uppingham wickets for just three runs.
Once again Uppingham’s fielding was good but their batting let them down chasing a very getable 161 runs.
Jamie Dumford not out 61
Jamie Richardson Lbw bowled A.Weston 0]
Adie Salt Lbw bowled A Weston 0
Mark Cox Lbw bowled T Minney 1
Henry King bowled A Weston 18
Neil Wedge stpd M Davis bowled O Webb 0
Alex Ashwin bowled A Weston 12
Max Collins ct J.Dunne bowled A Weston 0
George Scott bowled J Farrow 1
Stu Lambie bowled A Roberts 11
Scott Green bowled A Roberts 3
Total: 118 all out
S. Lambie12-3-53-3, G Scott 3-0-26-0, A Ashwin 7-3-7-2, M Collins 5-0-19-0, S Green 12-1-27-2, M Cox 6-1-23-0.
Andy Daniels ct H King bowled S Lambie 38
Andy Roberts bowled S Lambie 17
Simon Brett bowled S Lambie 24
J.Dunne bowled A Ashwin 27
Michael Davis Lbw bowled S Green 0
Raj Patel Run Out 0
Nathan Clarke ct G Scott bowled S Green 0
Tom Minney ct & bowled A Ashwin 7
Joe Farrow Not Out 24
Oliver Webb Run Out7
Adam Weston Not Out 3
Total: 161 for 9 wkts
A Weston 12-4-26-5, T Minney 5-2-14-1, O Webb 9-0-36-1, J Farrow 4-1-11-1, N Clarke 3-0-12-0, J Dunne 4-0-9-0, A Roberts 2.3-0-3-2.