Uppingham miss out in John Wilcox Cup

John Wilcox Cup Final - Peterborough v Uppingham - Uppingham opener Martin Bennett at the crease Photo: MSMP260813-123js

John Wilcox Cup Final - Peterborough v Uppingham - Uppingham opener Martin Bennett at the crease Photo: MSMP260813-123js

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Uppingham Town couldn’t find a way to stop Peterborough cruising to victory in the John Wilcox Cup on Monday.

Playing at Barnack Cricket Club, Peterborough won the toss and batted.

Uppingham were immediately given hope after a brilliant catch by Elliot Prior off a Danny Dumford ball took opener Chris Milner for naught.

However Peterborough batsman Alex Mitchell batted superbly, scoring 111 runs to form the backbone of the Peterborough innings as the top order batsmen all reached double figures.

At 37 overs the score was 149 runs for three wickets.

Uppingham’s bowling and fielding was excellent with superb catches by Tom Wharton and Martin Bennett, and a direct hit on the stumps by Max Collins to run out Kyle Medcalf three of the highlights.

Peterborough ended their innings all out for 213 with the last five wickets falling for just 37 runs.

Uppingham used six bowlers who all played with economy.

The pick of the bowlers were Max Collins on 2-12, Alex Ashwin on 2-37 and Scott Green on 2-33.

In reply Uppingham started badly by losing skipper Jamie Dumford for a duck in the third over.

Martin Bennett (25) and Ben Collins (47) steadied the Uppingham ship but struggled to score runs against the excellent Peterborough bowling attack.

Bennett lost his wicket in the 17th over and after his loss, only Elliot Prior (19no) reached double figures as Uppingham were bowled out for 118 in 43 overs.

Callum French took four wickets for 16 runs and Rob Sayers was 3-25.

Uppingham congratulated Peterborough on their success.

Scores:

Peterborough Town

C. Milner c Prior b D. Dumford 0

A. Mitchell c West b Ashwin 111

C. French c Hubbard b Green 29

R. Sayer c and b Green 33

B. Milne c M. Collins b B. Collins 16

M. Wheat c Wharton b Prior 1

K. Medcalf run out 0

D. Sayer b M. Collins 0

J. Smith c M. Bennett b Ashwin 12

F. Adil b M. Collins 1

R. Kendall not out 1

Extras 11

TOTAL 215

Bowling: D. Dumford 10-1-38-1; A. Ashwin 10-0-37-2; B. Collins 10-0-51-1; S. Green 10-0-34-2; E. Prior 7-0-38-1; M. Collins 3-0-12-2.

Uppingham

J. Dumford c Milner b Smith 0

M. Bennett b Kendall 25

B. Collins c Adil b R. Sayer 25

M. Collins b R. Sayer 4

T. Hubbard c Medcalf b R. Sayer 6

T. Wharton c R. Sayer b Kendall 0

E. Prior not out 19

D. Dumford c Mitchell b French 8

A. Ashwin c and b French 0

M. West c R. Sayer b French 0

S. Green c D. Sayer b French 0

Extras 8

TOTAL 118

Bowling: J. Smith 7-2-14-1; D. Sayer 9-1-21-0; R. Kendall 10-2-17-2; F. Adil 5-2-21-0; R. Sayer 7-0-25-3; C. French 4.5-0-16-4.