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Radford racks up the runs with terrific double century for Oakham




Rob Dunn produced an awesome all-round effort with two career-bests as Uffington cemented their place at the top of Division Two of the Rutland League on Sunday.

After hitting 85 for Bourne 2nds on Saturday, Dunn delivered another match-winning performance 24 hours later with a career best of 154 not out as the villagers racked up the runs at Uppingham.

They posted a daunting 300-5 from their 45 overs with Dunn's dominant display being backed up by the Bentley contingent of Rob (28), Harry (47) and Tom (41).

Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289784)
Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289784)

Mark Cox was the pick of the Uppingham bowlers with 3-38 from his 10-over spell.

After Steve Moody had taken 3-39 from his 10 overs to stall the Uppingham reply, Dunn ripped through the Town tail.

He took his best-ever figures of 4-8 from just 3.2 overs as Uppingham were bowled out in their reply for 163 despite a half-century from Charlie Morley.

Sam Hodson (30) and James Cross (20) had earlier got Town off to a solid start before both fell to Adam Hilless.

Burghley Park are second, 29 points adrift of Uffington, after a comfortable six-wicket away win at Ufford Park.

They dismissed their hosts for 107 with Tom Hart (37), Henry Stephenson (16) and Muhammed Sharafat (19) the only Ufford batsmen to reach double figures.

George Holmes was the pick of the Burghley bowlers with 4-43 from nine overs while Mohammed Azhar collected 3-27 from a similar stint with Simon Sherwin returning 2-4 off five overs.

David Popple (16), Navneet Agnihotri (27) and Joe Youngs (26) set Burghley on their way to victory before Elliott Cooper steered them home with an unbeaten 24.

Damian Willatt took 2-14 from 4.2 overs for Ufford while Morgen Turner returned 1-10 from eight miserly overs.

Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289754)
Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289754)

Newborough are also in the hunt for promotion after a 33-run away success at Easton-on-the-Hill.

Mo Zubair had taken 4-25 from 6.4 overs as Easton bowled out their visitors for 109 with George Green (2-16), Jack Woods (2-21) and Oscar Williams (2-41) also bagging braces.

However, Harry Green (34) and Jacob Cotter (13) were the only home batsmen to make double figures to Easton were bowled out for 76.

Stamford are in fourth place after a four-wicket away win at Werrington who they bowled out for 105.

Mark Taylor led Town’s charge with 4-20 from 6.4 overs while James Ferrow and Tim Juggins both collected two wickets apiece.

Opener Clive Simmons struck 52 in Town’s reply as they passed Werrington’s total inside 39 overs.

Albert Radford racked up the runs with a terrific double century as Oakham maintained their place at the top of Division Three.

Radford smashed 25 fours and two sixes in his 204 as Oakham piled up 310-6 from their 45 overs against Loddington & Mawsley.

Ben Southern also made 49 for the Rutlanders who then bowled out their hosts for 231 in reply.

Ollie Hubbard helped himself to 4-10 from 4.2 overs while George Everett returned 3-29 from his six over spell.

Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289782)
Burghley Park were six-wicket winners at Ufford Park in Sunday's Division Two clash. Photo: Alan Walters (13289782)

Adam Renton inspired Ketton Sports to a two-wicket away win at Benefield in a close Division Four West contest.

Renton took 4-6 from a devastating 3.5 over spell as Benefield were bowled for 201 after the efforts of John Ironmonger (59) and Duncan Horner (60).

Opener Renton then made 42 which, combined with the efforts of Mat Bird (25), saw Sports close in on their target.

Despite losing a couple of wickets cheaply, Nick Kennett (43no) and Robbie Reader (19no) put on a match-winning unbeaten partnership of 60 for the eighth wicket which steered Sports to victory and ensured they remain 12 points clear at the top of the table.

Uffington 2nds secured a seven-wicket win over Laxton Park in a low-scoring contest in the same division.

Nine-man Laxton had been bowled out for 114 with opener Andy Dykes (49) and Kevin Dobbs (22no) their top scorers.

Ivan Wilson (2-34), Dean Cornish (2-32) and Ewan Criddle (2-12) all bagged a brace of wickets for the villagers.

Matt Tarrant then led the Uffington reply with a half-century before Wilson guided the hosts to victory with an unbeaten 29 not out.



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