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Burghley Park Cricket Club win Rutland League Division Two title




Burghley Park have been crowned Rutland League Division Two champions.

They took the title in emphatic style after a 129-run win over Ufford Park on Sunday in their penultimate match of the season.

Michael Hobbiss was in fine form for Burghley after hitting 156 as Park posted 328-7 from their 45 overs.

Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782995)
Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782995)

Chris White made 49 with Charlie Thain (21) and Mark Saunders (32no) also adding solid contributions.

Joe Harrington and Sandeep Dahiya both took two wickets apiece for Ufford who were bowled out for 199 in their reply.

Saunders starred with 5-59 from 9.4 overs while Mohammed Azhar claimed 3-32 from his eight-over spell.

Ram Bapodra top-scored with 50 for Ufford with Neil Buckingham (20), Andy Larkin (35) and Matt Smith (24no) all contributing.

Ben Woodward was another centurion as Bourne managed to beat Huntingdon by 114 runs despite only fielding eight players.

Woodward hit 102 while Jeff Gunthorp (39), Sam Sacker (24) and Courney Kruger (47) helped Bourne post 232 against their 10-man visitors.

Woodward then took 3-13 from 6.1 overs while Kruger and Ben Sacker both struck twice as second-placed Huntingdon were bowled out for 118.

Huntingdon's defeat means they can be leapfrogged by Uffington who can clinch the runners-up spot in their final match of the season against Burghley Park.

They defeated Uppingham on Sunday with Rob and Tom Bentley in fine form for the villagers.

Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782975)
Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782975)

Rob Bentley blasted six fours and eight sixes in his 88 which helped Uffington post 202-6 from their 40 overs.

Damien Herrick hit an unbeaten 49 while Tom Bentley made 29 before going on to take 6-31 from 10 overs as Uppingham were bowled out for 171.

Rob Bentley also took two wickets with Sam Hodson (56), Mark Cox (35) and Jamie Richardson (36) the chief contributors for Uppingham.

Stamford finished their campaign with a 19-run away loss at Werrington.

They had restricted their hosts to 156-8 from 45 overs with Chris Birch taking 5-20 from 10 overs for Town.

Scott Chamberlain then cracked 34 in the Town reply, but four wickets from Zahid Nadeem saw Stamford skittled for 137.

Barnack's hopes of retaining their top flight crown were dashed after losing to Peterborough Town in their Division One title decider.

Town made 215-8 from their 45 overs with Danny Mohammed making 90 not out as Shahzad Amir took 2-23 and Muhammad Yaseen 2-36.

Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782989)
Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16782989)

Barnack were then bowled out for 73 in reply despite the efforts of opener Ajaz Akhtar who made 39.

Nadir Haider took 4-16 from 4.5 overs as Town's triumph left Barnack in third place with Grantham finishing as runners-up.

Market Deeping have avoided a bottom two finish despite losing their last game of the season by eight wickets at basement side Oundle.

Deeping were dismissed for 95 as only Connor Gillett (19), Alex Green (11) and Dave Gillett (17) made double figures.

Sam Gerry (3-30) and Cameron Hills (3-12) were the pick of the Oundle bowlers.

Mark Hodgson then hit five fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 51 as Oundle cruised to victory in 15 overs.

Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16783010)
Burghley Park beat Ufford Park to win the Rutland League Division Two title on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (16783010)

Division Three champions Oakham ended their successful campaign on a high after a 15-run away success at second-placed Whittlesey.

Neil Southern struck 47 while youngster Will Begy made 37 and Mark Owen added 32 as Oakham were bowled out for 194.

Cameron Flowers then took 4-20 from six overs as Whittlesey were restricted to 179-9 in their reply.

Ufford Park 2nds finished their season at the foot of the Division Four East table after a six-wicket away defeat at Orton Park.

Ten-man Ufford were bowled out for 102 with opener Danny Harrington top-scoring with 20.

George Weed grabbed a couple of Orton wickets in reply, but the Peterborough side eased home inside 19 overs with Cameron Harris hitting an unbeaten 42.



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