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Round-up of the weekend action from Stamford Town Cricket Club




Scott Chamberlain claimed six wickets as Stamford bounced back to winning ways in the Cambs League on Saturday.

After a double defeat over the Bank Holiday weekend, Tom Williams' side triumphed by 17 runs against March Town in the top flight contest at Uffington Road.

Chamberlain produced a superb spell as March lost their last six wickets for just 26 runs to seal a success for Stamford which moved them back into fourth spot in the standings.

Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974091)
Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974091)

Opener Andrew Hulme had earlier top-scored for Stamford with 41 as the hosts were the bowled out for 169 after electing to bat first.

Skipper Williams made 33 and Liam Dave 21 with Saranga Rajaguru the pick of the March attack after taking 4-34 from 10 overs.

March then made a strong start in their pursuit of victory with Ben Chapman (53), Udana Ranathunga (20) and Rajaguru (42) scoring well.

The introduction of Chamberlain saw him trap Shardul Brahmbhatt leg before while Alex Birch took his third wicket in a 10-over spell of 3-30 to oust Rajaguru which left March on 126-4.

Vamshi Parvathaneni then accounted for Ruwan Pitigala before Chamberlain took centre stage to rip through the visitors' lower order.

He finished with figures of 6-29 from 7.3 overs as March made 152 in their reply before being bowled out.

Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974041)
Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974041)

Stamford 2nds were unable to topple Hunts League Division One pacesetters Buckden who ran out 163-run winners in their meeting.

Chris Birch, Ben Doyle, Sam Younger, Richard Field and Mark Taylor all took two wickets apiece as Buckden were bowled out for 230.

However, Stamford were then skittled out for 67 in their reply with Field their top scorer with 25 as Jonathan Mews took 4-16 for the league leaders.

Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974049)
Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974049)

Stamford's Sunday first team are in fourth place in Division Two of the Rutland League after a narrow one-wicket win over Whittlesey.

Whittlesey had been bowled out for 157 as Alex Birch took 4-22 for Town while James Day and Ben Peck both struck twice.

Dave Strattton then helped steer Stamford to victory with an unbeaten 63 after opener Birch had made 31 for the triumphant hosts.

Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974044)
Stamford Town defeated March in their Cambs League clash on Saturday. Photo: Alan Walters (47974044)

Jon Morley hit a magnificent century as Stamford Town triumphed in Sunday's Grantham and Melton Association match.

Morley made an unbeaten 135 not out as Stamford defeated Melton Mowbray by 179 runs in the Division Two tussle.

Opener Neil Williams had earlier struck 74 as Stamford piled up 269-5 from 38 overs.

Michael Ackerman and Andrew Hulme then took three wickets each as Melton were dismissed for 90 in their reply.



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