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Round-up of the action from the Stamford Charity Cup competition




Market Deeping's reign as holders of the Stamford Charity Cup was ended after a 25-run defeat against the City club on Monday night.

The Outgang Road side fell short in their pursuit of the Peterborough side's 163-3 despite James Hook hitting a half-century for Deeping.

Abbas Malik had hit an unbeaten 68 for City with Usman Sadiq smashing 57.

James Hook. (47067468)
James Hook. (47067468)

Malik and Liaqat Ali then bagged a brace of wickets each as Deeping were restricted to 138-5 in their reply. Joe Malton also made 30 for the visitors.

Ketton Sports were beaten by Barnack in a thrilling final ball decider to their first round clash.

With the sides tied, the Rutlanders needed one run to win off the final ball, however, Jacob Miller - who had made a cracking half-century for Sports - was bowled by Arshad Majeed which ensured Barnack progressed to the semi-finals by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

They had batted first and made 101-5 from their 16 overs with Asim Butt blasting an unbeaten 41 for the hosts.

Shahzad Amir made 34 while there was a wicket apiece for Adam Renton, Craig Wilson, Nathan Adams and Jonny Smith who also claimed a run out.

Miller was the mainstay of the Sports reply after hitting three fours and a six in his 50 while Will Bird made 19 and Wilson 12.

Bash Hussain took two wickets for Barnack while Majeed's final delivery to dismiss Miller ensured he finished with a brace as well.

Uppingham bowed out of the competition after a 129-run away reversal at Bourne.

The Abbey Lawn side had batted first and made 203-3 from their 20 overs with opener Courtney Kruger top-scoring with 76.

Courtney Kruger top-scored with 76 for Bourne. (47067638)
Courtney Kruger top-scored with 76 for Bourne. (47067638)

Jack Berry made 42 and Sam Evison 43 while Ben Wright was unbeaten on 19 at the close.

Toby Rees, Kester Sainsbury and Ben Farnsworth all collected a wicket each for Uppingham who were then dismissed for 74 in their reply.

Farnsworth made 20, Dan Snaith struck 17 and Liam Geddis added 13 but the Bourne bowlers dominated proceedings.

Their new Zimbabwean recruit Brandon Diplock returned 3-21 from four overs while Freddie Arlott produced an excellent economical stint of 3-8 off a similar spell.

Tom Bentley bagged 2-14 while there was a wicket apiece for Berry and Harry Bower to secure Bourne's place in the quarter-finals.

Ufford Park are also through to the last eight after a four-run away win at Castor.

They made 133-7 after batting first with opener Ram Bapodra top-scoring with 30 for Ufford.

Joe Harrington hit 26 while Farhan Adil made 20 and Joe Corder 22 before the latter duo shone with the ball in the Castor reply,

Adil took 3-17 from four overs while Corder claimed 3-18 off a similar spell as Castor finished their 20 overs on 129-9.

The Rutland Twenty20 competition gets underway on Thursday night with Ketton Sports hosting Burghley Park in a Group B clash.

The opening match of Group A is on Friday night when Market Overton entertain Ketton.

Market Overton bowed out of the National Village Cup after a 104-run away defeat at Castor in Sunday's second round clash.

Castor had posted 207-8 from their 40 overs with Reece Smith striking 63 and Connor Parnell plundering an unbeaten 45.

Skipper Sammy Linford was Marko's leading wicket-taker after claiming 3-29 from eight overs.

Will Abbott took 2-29 from a similar spell while Henry Sandwell struck twice in his seven over stint which yielded 38 runs.

Brian Makwana was again the mainstay of the Marko innings after hitting an unbeaten 43 not out.

Sandwell struck 12 and Tom Goodliffe made 14 as the visitors were bowled out for 103 in 29 overs.

Ross Porter took 3-21 from four overs for Castor while there was two wickets piece for Stuart Dockerill and Shaun Dunn.



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