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Bourne brought home their first silverware of the season after winning the Stamford Charity Cup on Monday night.

They defeated Burghley Park by 59 runs in the final at Market Deeping's Outgang Road ground.

Bourne had batted first and made 174-5 from their 20 overs with Sam Evison top-scoring after making 59.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Opener Jack Berry blasted 46 while Rob Bentley was unbeaten on 41 at the close.

Alex Ashwin took two wickets for Burghley who were then dismissed for 115 in their reply.

Bentley took 4-22, Berry bagged 3-10 while Brandon Diplock returned 2-15 in a dominant Bourne display. Sam Potter had top-scored for Burghley with 43.

Market Deeping moved off the foot of the Rutland League Division One table after securing their maiden win of the season on Sunday.

They defeated fellow strugglers March Town by nine wickets to leapfrog their visitors off the bottom of the top flight table.

March had made 147-8 from a 36-over contest as Hayatullah Niazi and Josh Smith both took three wickets apiece for Deeping.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Smith (51) and Connor Gillett (57no) then led the charge to victory with a 96-run opening stand.

After Smith's departure, Joe Malton joined Gillett and hit an unbeaten 25 as Deeping triumphed inside 18 overs.

Barnack won by the same nine-wicket margin after Burghley Parj who had been bowled out for 141.

Ben Woodward top-scored with 47 while Ben Potter made 38 with Muhammad Yaseen leading the Barnack attack after taking 5-30.

Ajaz Akhtar (71) and Danyaal Malik (57no) then took Barnack to the brink to victory with a 139-run stand for the first wicket.

Although Akhtar was bowled by Ahsan Ali Azhar, Shahzad Amir joined Malik to see Barnack to a comfortable victory.

Division Two leaders Uppingham suffered their first defeat of the season after a crushing 101-run reversal at Whittlesey.

The hosts had been dismissed for 152 as Toby Rees returned 3-27 and Harry Tattersall 3-34 for Uppingham who also saw Scott Green and Sam Rees claim a brace each.

Uppingham were then skittled out for 51 inside 15 overs with only Tattersall (17) and skipper George Morley (11) making double figures.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Aaron Magee was in fine form for Whittlesey with 5-17 while Stephen Palmer picked up 4-32.

Second-placed Oakham took advantage of Uppingham's defeat to close the gap at the top with a four-wicket win at Stamford.

Stamford had made 156-8 after batting first with Sam Dumigan making 34 and Brett Bennett adding 31.

Angus Owen, Joe Johnson and Joe Stafford all collected two wickets apiece for Oakham who then reached their target inside 35 overs.

Tim Kenyon cracked a half-century for the Rutlanders with Irfan Amin adding 29, Fergus Cato making 22 and Kieran Calnan 20.

Bennett was the pick of the Stamford attack with 3-31 while Sam Younger also bowled well to return 2-33.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Ufford Park recorded a convincing 93-run win over Bourne.

Hugo Bell (75no), Hamish Bell (64) and Sam Sacker (54) led their charge as Park posted 269-8 after batting first.

Henry Brewster and Yuvi Ranaut both took two wickets each for Bourne who were bowled out for 176 in their reply.

Opener Jordan Temple top-scored for the Abbey Lawn side with 63 while Stan Watson struck 40.

Ketton Sports suffered their first loss of the Division Three season after a 92-run reversal against Spalding.

Ethan Lawrence hit a century for the visitors who made 196-6 with Xavier Wildsmith bowling well for Sports with 2-14 from five overs while Mat Bird took a couple of wickets including that of Spalding's top scorer.

Table-topping Sports were then bowled out for 104 in their reply as Neo Timothy claimed his first five-wicket haul.

Oakham 2nds were handed the points in the same division after Castor conceded their clash.



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