Burghley beat Bourne after run spree in Division Two tussle
Simon Prentice produced a sensational bowling display as Stamford Town won a low-scoring Rutland League Division Two tussle with Newborough on Saturday.
After Stamford had been skittled out for 127 with Vamshi Parvathaneni blitzing the lower order to take 6-13, Prentice proved virtually unplayable as Town successfully defended their total.
He conceded just three runs after bowling nine maidens in his 10-over stint which produced a match-winning five wickets.
Stamford had earlier started well through the efforts of Prentice (15), Clive Simmons (49) and Michael Ackerman (23).
However, Parvathaneni plundered the rest of the batting order as Stamford were dismissed for 127 despite Newborough contributing 25 extras.
Prentice then took out the top three Newborough batsmen in reply with James Ferrow offering solid support by claiming 1-16 from 10 overs.
Andy Baker then claimed 3-18 from five overs, including Newborough's top scorer William Olley for 19, as Stamford secured a 62-run success.
Burghley Park were involved in another Division Two run-fest but, after narrowly losing out last week, managed to beat Bourne by five wickets on Sunday.
Bourne racked up 253-6 from their 45 overs with Ben Woodward smashing his maiden maximum after hitting 147.
Woodward eventually fell victim to a great one-handed catch from Joe Evans off the bowling of Sam Nicholls who finished with 3-32 from his 10 overs.
Seb Porter was rewarded with a wicket from his consistent bowling and was supported by Tom Dancy, trapping Stan Watson leg before, and Chris White claiming the wicket of Crhis Good, caught behind by Elliott Cooper, who bagged two catches behind the stumps.
Good (21) and Sam Sacker (25) had earlier got Bourne off to a solid start with Jeff Gunthorpe adding 23 runs late on.
Burghley came out knowing that the chase would require some dogged determination with the bat.
Openers Chris White (59) and Elliott Cooper (27) paved the way for the start of a tremendous fightback.
Navneet Agnihotri and Sam Nicholls then took over at the crease and both notched half-centuries before Andrew Murphy pushed Park over the finishing line with 27 not out to conclude the Burghley victory with five overs to spare.
Woodward was the pick of the Bourne bowlers with 3-62 from his 10 over spell.
Rob Bentley was another batsman in century-scoring form to help Uffington claim back-to-back wins with a five-wicket home success over Werrington.
Bentley blasted a century while Damien Herrick hit an unbeaten 33 to help Uffington pass their visitors' total of 164.
Jak Garner had claimed 3-36 from 10 overs while Steve Moody and Ben Jennings both bagged a brace apiece to bowl out their Peterborough visitors.
Uppingham Town produced a solid showing to beat newly-promoted Easton-on-the-Hill by eight wickets.
Cameron Hardwick, Sam Rees, Franz Muller and Josh Skelham all took two wickets apiece as Easton were bowled out for 174.
Harry Baker (28), Harry Green (39), Harsh Joshi (23) and Asam Ali (24no) were the pick of the Easton batsmen.
Sam Hodson (69) and Tom Scott (61) got Town off to a terrific start in their reply and, despite their departures, Hardwick (13no) and Harry Harrison (27no) saw Uppingham to victory inside 28 overs.
Ufford Park recorded a third consecutive victory after a two-wicket away win at Huntington in a low-scoring contest.
They only had eight players available for the game at 9am on Sunday morning, but scrambled enough together to make the trip.
Three wickets for Joe Corder, Sandeep Dahiya and Jan Neville helped dismiss Huntingdon for 71 after Sheraz Ali had top scored for the hosts with 33.
Matt Smith (26) got Ufford off to a strong start, but they needed 13 from Joe Harrington and another 13 extras to finally get past the winning post for the loss of eight wickets.
Market Deeping suffered a calamitous batting collapse as their search for a first win of the Rutland League season continued on Sunday.
Deeping looked well on course to chase down Kings Keys' target of 201 all out thanks to efforts of Kieran Judd (37), John McDougall (55), Connor Gillett (54) and Sam Malton (24).
However, their last seven batsmen contributed just five runs between them to give Kings Keys the victory.
Tom Anderson had earlier taken 4-28 from nine overs while Danny Holden helped himself to 3-33 from a 10-over stint as Kings Keys were bowled out for 201.
Reigning champions Barnack made it back-to-back wins after a seven-wicket home success over Wisbech.
Asim Butt and Kasim Ikhlaq both took three wickets apiece to dismiss Wisbech for 139 before Alaz Akhtar’s half-century was backed up by Mirza Yasir (20), Butt (22no) and Ikhlaq (22no).
Market Deeping 2nds were shot out for just 38 runs as they suffered a heavy away defeat at Orton Park in Division Four East.
After the Peterborough side had made 230-6 from their 45 overs - with Ben Rae the pick of the visiting attack with 2-28 from 10 overs - none of the Deeping batsmen could make double figures in reply.
John Pipe collected 3-1 from three overs while Andy Bennett and Hamish Meichan took two wickets apiece to dismiss Deeping and claim a 192-run victory.
Ufford Park 2nds conceded their match with Werrington 2nds.
Uffington 2nds suffered a heavy 172-run away defeat at Hampton in Division Four West.
Muhammad Zafar was in fine form for Hampton after blasting a century while Matthew Hayden hit 70 in a strong opening partnership.
John Burton (26) was the top scorer for Uffington in their reply as they were bowled out for 92 with Dean Cornish (18) and Felix Cunningham (13) the only other batsmen to reach double figures.
Sam Garland grabbed 5-14 from 9.5 overs for Hampton while Hayden followed up his fine display with 2-11 off four overs.
Ketton Sports – now playing in Division Four West – went down to a 79-run away loss at Sawtry who made 160-9 from their 45 overs.
Mark Bird picked up three late wickets for Sports after Nick Kennett had claimed a trio of early scalps while Nathan Adams also struck twice.
Ian Bonsall’s 4-10 off five overs proved Sports’ undoing in their reply as, despite the efforts of Martin Underwood (27) and Jacob Miller (20), they were bowled out for 81.
Laxton Park bounced back from last week’s defeat to Ketton Sports after beating Benefield by 67 runs.
Dave Cope (68), James Ireland (50no) and Joss Boyle (32) helped Laxton Park post 193-5 from their 45 overs.
Cope then claimed 5-34 from 10 overs as Benefield were bowled out for 126 in reply.