Bentleys give table-topping Uffington a boost for fifth successive win
Fardin Satari produced a brilliant batting performance to lead Easton-on-the-Hill to their first victory of the Rutland League Division Two season on Sunday.
Satari struck a sensational 196 as Easton amassed a huge 317-1 from their 45 overs against Burghley Park.
He formed a lethal opening partnership with Tyler Sculthorpe as the duo put on 289 runs for the first wicket before being caught and bowled by Safdar Alam.
Sculthorpe was unbeaten on 79 at the close after carrying his bat for the full 45 overs with Asam Ali also on 23 not out.
Elliott Cooper then led the Burghley reply as he matched Sculthorpe's batting exploits by playing through their entire allocation for an unbeaten 121 not out.
Danny Glasswell also made 58 while Joe Youngs was unbeaten with Cooper at the close on 44 as Burghley finished their 45 overs on 243-3.
George Green conceded just nine runs off his six overs for Easton while also claiming a wicket before Satati followed up his earlier exploits with 1-15 from four overs.
Uffington are still setting the pace in Division Two after recording a fifth successive victory with a 23-run success at Huntingdon.
Their unbeaten start to the season looked under real threat when Huntingdon had their visitors on 57-7 with Jacob Young taking 4-30 and Alec Yardley claiming 3-21.
However, a defiant 58 from Tom Bentley and Harry Bentley's 34 brought Uffington back into the contest.
Last man Ben Jennings then blasted an unbeaten 24 as Uffington were eventually dismissed for 183.
Sheraz Ali (60) led the Huntington reply while Andrew Wright (36) continued their push for victory against the table-toppers.
But Tom Bentley, who had claimed six wickets for Bourne 2nds 24 hours earlier, took out both of the Huntingdon top scorers and his miserly return of 3-14 from 10 overs kept the hosts in check.
Jennings and Jak Garner also bagged a brace of wickets each as Huntingdon were bowled out for 160 with just 10 balls remaining.
Second-placed Ufford Park suffered their first defeat of the campaign after a seven-wicket away defeat at Stamford Town.
Matt Smith had carried his bat throughout the 45-over Ufford innings for 66 not out as the visitors closed on 149-5.
Mark Taylor took two wickets for the hosts while Chris Birch bowled his 10 overs for just seven runs while also picking up a wicket.
Dave Stratton (51) and Alex Birch (57) both struck half-centuries in the Stamford reply before Josh Nottage’s 30 not out guided them home in 28 overs.
A young Bourne side produced an excellent display to claim an 82-run over Werrington at the Abbey Lawn.
The hosts batted first and made 260-8 from their 45 overs with Ben Woodward (51) and Dan Bandaranaike (66) both making half-centuries.
Sam Sacker struck 46 while opener Chris Good made 26 with Mohammed Azhar's 3-39 off 10 overs the pick of the visiting attack.
Woodward and Rowan Good then claimed three wickets apiece as Werrington were bowled out for 178 in their reply.
Good grabbed 3-19 from just three overs while Woodward's 3-33 from 7.4 overs included the scalp of Werrington top scorer Rashid Zafar for 26.
Will Gardner also took 2-16 from five overs while David Greenfield's wicket with his one and only delivery wrapped up Bourne's second win of the season.
Uppingham conceded their match with Newborough as they were involved in the Leicestershire County Cup.
Reigning Division One champions Barnack saw their hopes of a fourth successive win washed out at Grantham.
Kasim Iqlaq had claimed five wickets to help restrict Grantham to 207-9 before the match was abandoned after tea due to rain.
Oakham went down to their first defeat in Division Three after a three-wicket away reversal at Alconbury.
They were skittled out for 127 despite the efforts of Albert Radford (45) and Anu Mitchell (21) as Charlie Nelson took 5-12 from 8.2 overs for the hosts.
Joe Stafford struck twice in the Alconbury reply, but Sam Brooks' 41 and an unbeaten 22 from Neil Suckling steered the hosts home.
Market Deeping 2nds were unable to break Long Sutton's winning start to the Division Four East season after an eight-wicket defeat.
They had made 174-9 from their 45 overs thanks mainly to the efforts of Nilesh Patel (44) and Nathaniel Cureton (54).
Dan Oldfield, who had taken 3-9 from four overs, then struck an unbeaten century as his 107 not out guided Sutton to victory in 29 overs.
Ufford Park 2nds conceded their scheduled home clash with Orton Park.
Ketton Sports continued their strong start to the Division Four West campaign with a four-wicket win at Kimbolton, but Laxton Park were bowled out for 76 by early pacesetters Hampton who chased down the target for the loss of six wickets.