Bowlers drive Uffington 
to big victory in opening game

Guy Cunningham
Guy Cunningham
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Uffington opened their Rutland League Three campaign with a clinical eight wicket win at Brigstock on Sunday.

Uffington chose to bowl first and Ben Jennings soon made the breakthrough, hitting the stumps twice.

Simon Larter was rewarded for his consistency when he bowled a dumbfounded Seb Langmead.

Tight bowling and sharp fielding, particularly from Matt Tarrant, made scoring difficult, but watchful batting kept Brigstock in the game.

Tom Bentley’s accuracy induced a false stroke from John Udall, and the chance was snaffled by Will Hetherington. With Brigstock on the rack Steve Moody turned the screw and bowled Cresswell round his legs.

Good catches from stand-in keeper Will Fry and Will Fairham helped Moody add another two scalps before Larter wrapped things up with a brilliant run out from the boundary and two more wickets, to finish with 3 for 7 from 10.3 overs.

In reply Guy Cunningham (36), John Burton (12), Damien Herrick (12no) and Bentley (36no) took Uffington to a well-deserved win.

Skipper Steve Moody said: “The first game of the season is always tough but I was pleased with how accurately we bowled right from the start. Our fielding was top notch, while the batsmen did a thorough job of wrapping the game up. Hopefully it bodes well for the rest of the season.”