Cricket: Barrowden enjoy four-wicket win against Hampton

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Jonny White produced an outstanding 83 not out to help Wakerley and Barrowden to a four-wicket victory against Hampton in Division Six of the Rutland League.

After a 90-minute delay because of rain, the match at Wakerley Road was reduced to 30 overs per side. After winning the toss, Barrowden skipper Chris White inserted the visitors .

They made an attacking start, reaching 26 inside five overs before Alex Lowe edged Sam Hodson to the Barrowden captain at slip.

Homewood followed soon after, picking out Bob White at cover off the same bowler with the score on 39.

Jonny White then bowled Bussell for 24 and trapped Garrett LBW for 23 with Chris White removing Latif via a fine catch from Tom Wilkins for 21 in between as both sides went through strong spells in the innings.

Burrows was bowled by Jonny White for one but some late blows from Farooq, making an unbeaten 28, helped Hampton to 143-7 from their 30 overs.

In reply, Chris and Jonny White got the innings off to a great start with both finding the middle of the bat.

The score had moved on to 55 before Chris (28) chipped an easy caught and bowled back to Bussell, and Dale Howkins, despite looking in good form early on, fell in the same fashion to Homewood for nine.

Sam Hodson hit two boundaries in successive balls before Homewood found his top-edge and the catch looped to point. Matt Green and Tom Wilkins both went cheaply as the home side collapsed from 55-1 to 96-5.

White then took control of proceedings, finding and clearing the boundary at regular intervals and passing 50 during an over worth 16 runs from Gates.

Barrowden continued to edge closer to victory, but with the score on 122 Steve Chivers was bowled by Lowe.

This brought the experienced Bob White to the crease.

Seeing out the increasingly attacking bowling and allowing Jonny as much of the strike as possible, Barrowden reached their target with seven overs to spare

Jonny finished on 83no from just 50 balls with nine fours and five sixes which take him towards 1,000 runs for the season.

Barrowden captain Chris White said: “It was a really good performance, especially considering how we lost the week before (by one run against Market Deeping) and the fact that we were delayed didn’t help matters either.

“The fact that we came out ready to go and looked strong from the off really showed and we bowled and fielded well in difficult conditions I thought.

“With the bat we got a bit carried away with the strong start we made and threw a few wickets away which made things much tighter than they should’ve been.

“Jonny was outstanding and we always knew that if he stayed in we’d win the game.

“Some of his shots were brilliant and they were all around the ground too, pushing the field back and then picking up the ones and twos along the way.”

Barrowden cruised to a 53-run victory at home to Stoneygate in a friendly on Saturday. Batting first, Barrowden made 199-6 with Steve Chivers top scoring with 44. Jonny White made 39, Sam Hodson (33no), Chris White (29) and Dale Howkins (24) as the majority of Barrowden batsmen got in.

In reply, the visitors were dismissed for 146. Jonny White ended with figures of 4-18, taking a fine slip catch in the process, Chivers 4-20 and Gareth Packer 1-18.

This weekend Barrowden travel to Pytchley in a friendly, and Orton Park in Division 6 of the Rutland League.