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Burghley Park pocket victory double to move into fourth place in Hunts League

A hat-trick of victories has moved Burghley Park up to fourth place in Division One of the Hunts League.

They secured a three-wicket away win at Ickwell on Saturday to complete a quick-fire double after last month's home success over the Bedfordshire side started their run of triple triumphs.

Their hosts made 218-8 from their 45 overs on Saturday with Joe Youngs the pick of the Burghley bowlers.

Elliott Cooper hit 78 for Burghley. (13841663)
Elliott Cooper hit 78 for Burghley. (13841663)

Youngs collected 3-40 from his 10-over spell while Robert Emery took two wickets with Stuart Biggs, Michael Hobbiss and Ahsan Ali Azhar all chipping in with one apiece.

Elliott Cooper then led Burghley’s bid for victory by hitting 78 after ensuring a solid start with skipper Hobbiss (20).

Charlie Thain added a further 36 before George Holmes (27) and Emery (26) edged them closer to a victory which was secured with 13 balls remaining.

Barnack dropped down to sixth spot in a tightly-contested division after losing by 103 runs at second-placed Hampton.

They restricted their hosts to 171-9 from 45 overs with Nadeem Mohammed taking 4-45 from his 10-over spell for Barnack.

Muhammad Sohail also struck twice after conceding just 22 runs from his 10 overs, but Barnack found the runs hard to come by in their reply.

Peter Best was their only batsman to make double figures with 15 as Jon Dee – who had top-scored with 46 for Hampton – completed a superb all-round display with 5-24 from his 10 overs.

Connor Moyle also took three wickets as Barnack were bowled out for 68 inside 24 overs.

Easton-on-the-Hill were convincing 142-run winners in their away clash at Werrington in Division Three.

A half-century from Zak Treweek and Sam McAvoy’s unbeaten 42 helped Easton post 207-8 from their 45 overs.

Nick Mainstone also made 29 and Rob Forster added 24 in a solid showing by Easton’s middle order.

Mainstone and Alfie Coward then ripped through the Werrington batting as they dismissed their hosts for 65 inside 21 overs.

Mainstone took 4-16 and Coward claimed 4-21 from seven over spells with Jamie Savage also striking twice in an emphatic victory.

Burghley Park 2nds racked up the runs against Buckden 2nds in Division Four to complete a double-winning weekend for the Stamford club.

They smashed 304-6 from their 45 overs before bowling a depleted Buckden out for 74 to secure a 230-run success.

Julian O’Reilly was Burghley’s top scorer with 82 while there were solid showings from Simon Sherwin (62no) James Tavernor (55), Stephen Brown (36no) and Tom Dancy (28).

Thomas Day then led Burghley’s victory spree with 5-34 from seven overs while James Biggs bagged a brace in a comfortable home success.

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