Burghley beat Uppingham despite Richardson's unbeaten century
Ufford Park batsman Ross Keymer made a sensational start to the new Rutland League season on Sunday.
Keymer cracked an awesome 189 not out to help Park plunder a massive 177-run victory against newly-promoted Werrington in their Division Two clash.
Keymer shared in a terrific 222-run opening stand with Andy Larkin (77) as Werrington were put to the sword.
He smashed 16 fours and 13 sixes as Park piled up a massive 301-2 from their 45 overs.
Werrington were then shot out for 124 in their reply with Tom Hart leading the Ufford charge with the ball.
Hart helped himself to 5-23 from 10 overs while Joe Corder claimed 3-22 from nine overs with Mohammed Asif (28) and Ahsan Azhar (20) top-scoring for the visitors.
Burghley Park also produced a strong performance in their Division Two opener against visiting Uppingham Town.
Park posted 259-8 from their 45 overs and then restricted Town to 201-6 in their reply to start with a 58-run success.
Openers Peter Foster (80) and Navneet Agnihotri (35) got Burghley off to a strong start which was backed up by Elliott Cooper (23), Chris White (28) and Sam Nicholls (52).
Scott Green was the pick of the Uppingham bowlers with 3-42 from his 10-over spell while Sam Rees registered 2-30 from eight overs.
Jamie Richardson was the mainstay of the Uppingham reply as he hit an unbeaten 112 not out.
Charlie Morley also made 43 and Ali Hall hit 18, but Burghley always had the initiative with Nicholls (2-37) and Hayden Vokes (2-45) the pick of their attack.
Stamford edged out newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill after a three-wicket win in a low-scoring contest.
Easton were restricted to 129-8 off their 45 overs with Stamford reaching the required target for the loss of seven wickets.
Newly-promoted Market Deeping - who won the Division Two title last season without losing a game - went down to a narrow five-run defeat in their top flight opener at home to Oundle.
They had dismissed their visitors for 153 with the wickets being shared around by James Hook (3-55), Mehul Adatia (3-47), Sachithra Perera (2-29) and Connor Gillett (2-17).
However, a solid start from Kieran Judd (23) and Adatia (20) then fell away once Conor Craig was brought into the Oundle attack.
Perera managed to add 25, but Deeping slipped from 85-3 to 117-9 as Craig claimed 4-16 from 9.5 overs while Joe Charlton took 3-13 from just four overs.
Veteran John McDougall offered stubborn resistance by making 18 off 68 balls with last man Alex Green giving solid support.
The duo put on 31 runs for the final wicket before Craig had McDougall caught with Deeping five short of the Oundle target with the visitors relieved that conceding 43 extras hadn't proved costly.
Fergus Cato cracked an unbeaten 91 to help Oakham to a convincing 116-run away win at Thrapston in their Division Three clash.
Cato's exploits helped Oakham post 225-4 from their 45 overs with Dan Lever making 32 and Cameron Flowers hitting an unbeaten half-century.
Mark Owen (2-23) and Joe Stafford (2-20) made early inroads into the Thrapston reply before Angus Owen took over with 4-23 from six overs as the hosts were bowled out for 109.
Ufford Park 2nds went down to a 28-run defeat against their Werrington counterparts in Division Four East.
Seventy-five-year-old Terry Rawlings was again among the Ufford wicket-takers as he claimed 2-27 from a 10-over spell to restrict Werrington to 162-9 from their 45 overs.
Morgen Turner (38) and Anant Maher (23) were the leading scorers for Ufford in their reply, but Khursheed Ahmed's 5-27 from 10 overs proved pivotal as the visitors were bowled out for 134.
Dave Cope and Gareth Packer produced the stand-out performances for Laxton Park in their 44-run win against Sawtry in Division Four West.
Cope made 75 with opener Andy Dykes adding 43 as Laxton were bowled out for 181 by their visitors.
Packer then picked up 4-17 from 6.2 overs with Joss Boyle bagging 3-15 from six overs as Sawtry were dismissed for 137 in reply.
Uffington 2nds were on the end of a run blitz against visiting Kimbolton in the same division.
The visitors racked up 351-4 from their 45 overs as Fraser Hutton hit an unbeaten 164 with James Biddle blasting 119.
Damien Kerrick then led the Uffington reply with 60 while Colin Miles made 23 and Harry Bentley blasted 25 as they were bowled out for 172.
Ketton Sports will be fielding a youthful side in Division Four West this season and they started their campaign with a four-wicket win over Barton Seagrave.
They bowled out their visitors for 108 and then passed the required target for the loss of six wickets.