Cricket: Uppingham lose to Finedon

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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.

Uppingham Batting

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

Extras 11

Total: 118 all out

Uppingham Bowling

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.

Finedon Batting

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

Extras: 14

Total: 161 for 9 wkts

Finedon Bowling

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.