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Sandeep shines with hat-trick for Ufford; runs galore as Uffington defeat Burghley




Barnack began their defence of the Rutland League Division One title with a hard-fought seven-wicket success over a nine-man Oundle side on Sunday.

The depleted hosts made an excellent contest of the match at Milton Road despite their two-man disadvantage.

They made 204-8 after winning the toss and batting first with Liam Fresen their star performer.

Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793516)
Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793516)

Fresen helped Oundle recover from 16-2 with his side's top score of 60 which included six fours in his 95-ball innings.

Guy Bolsover blasted seven fours in his 38-ball innings of 47 while Primesh Patel was unbeaten on 33 at the close of the Oundle innings.

Arshan Majeed was the pick of the Barnack bowlers after collecting three late order wickets to finish with 3-35.

Ajaz Akhtar and Tahseen Ahmed then made the most of the gaps in the Oundle field by putting on 69 runs for the first Barnack wicket.

Ahmed was first to fall for 20, but Akhtar's 51 which included seven fours and six was backed up by Asim Butt's 38 and an unbeaten 16 from Mirza Yasir as Barnack passed their target with just under four overs remaining.

Market Deeping were unable to contain Wisbech opener Danny Haynes as they fell to second successive Division One defeat.

Haynes hit an unbeaten 132 after carrying his bat throughout the 45-over innings to help Wisbech post 243-7.

Sachithra Perera was the pick of the Deeping bowlers with 4-27 from his 10 overs as the visitors threatened to derail the Wisbech charge.

But, at 90-6, William Gowler (51) joined Haynes and they put on a match-winning 176-run partnership for the seven wicket.

Haynes then upped the ante after Gowler had gone to take Wisbech to 243-7 after an innings which included 16 fours.

Kieran Judd was the mainstay of the Deeping reply with their top score of 86 while Perera (34) and Ross Barnes (20) had them in a strong position at one stage.

But they tumbled from 187-6 to 188 all out as Gowler tore through the lower order to return 5-21 from 8.5 overs.

Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793525)
Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793525)

Sandeep Dahiya claimed a hat-trick haul to help Ufford Park make it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill.

Ufford made 202-8 from their 45 overs with solid contributions from Danny Harrington (25), Andy Larkin (30), Henry Stephenson (36) and Muhammed Sharafat (17).

Fardin Satari was the pick of the Easton bowlers with 3-35 from 10 overs while George Green and Jack Woods both collected two wickets apiece.

Tyler Sculthorpe (26) and Josh Ford (18) did well at the top of the Easton order in reply, but wickets continued to fall around them.

Dahiya then dealt his terrific treble on his way to returning 4-6 from six overs as Easton crashed from 61-5 to 83 all out.

Burghley Park and Uffington served up a high-scoring contest with the villagers edging a 19-run success in a match that produced 559 runs.

Uffington batted first and made 289-5 from their 45 overs with Guy Cunningham (77) and Tom Bentley (60no) leading their charge.

Damien Herrick (37), Josh Bentley (31), Rob Dunn (41) and Jak Garner (22) all provided solid support with Safdar Alam the pick of the Burghley attack with 2-38.

Elliott Cooper (93) and Chris White (98) then got the Burghley reply off to a brilliant start, but their fellow batsmen failed to back up the opening pair.

Only one of the remaining nine batsmen - James Tavernor (17) - made double figures as Burghley were bowled out for 270 with just one ball of their innings remaining.

Tom Bentley was also in fine form with the ball as he took 4-59 while Harry Carter claimed 2-13 from a three over spell.

Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793538)
Ufford Park made it two wins out of two in the Second Division with a crushing 119-run home success over newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill. Photo: Lee Hellwing (9793538)

Uppingham have fallen to back-to-back defeats in Division Two after an eight-wicket home loss to Werrington at Castle Hill.

They were bowled out for 139 by their newly-promoted visitors despite the efforts of Sam Hodson (31) and Tom Scott (38).

Cameron Hardwick and Philip Nicholls picked up a wicket apiece in the Werrington reply, but Ahsan Azhar (67no) and Tanveer Mahmood (29no) saw the visitors home to a comfortable win.

Stamford claimed a second successive victory after defeating Huntingdon by 50 runs.

They were bowled out for 203 by their hosts who could only muster 153 in their reply.

Uffington 2nds ensured a victory double for the club after a seven-wicket win over Sawtry in their Division Four West clash.

A century from Hayden Bream was the highlight of Sawtry's innings as his 112 helped the visitors post 162 all out as Felix Cunningham, Colin Miles and Will Fry all claimed two wickets for Uffington.

Dean Cornish then top scored in the Uffington reply as his unbeaten 76 inspired the victory charge which was boosted by 45 from Cunningham as the hosts made it home with more than six overs to spare.



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