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Rutland Cricket League round-up features wins for Barnack, Oakham, Uppingham, Ketton Sports and Uffington




A miserly spell of bowling from Cameron Flowers helped Oakham secure a second successive Rutland League victory on Sunday.

Flowers returned a supremely economical 4-7 from a nine-over spell that featured three maidens as Oakham defeated Ufford Park by 99 runs in the Division Two tussle.

Irfan Amin also took 2-17 and there was a wicket apiece for Joe Stafford, Ollie Hubbard, Angus and Mark Owen as Ufford were dismissed for 113 in their reply to Oakham's 212 all out.

Uffington 2nds were victorious in the Rutland League on Sunday. (46862616)
Uffington 2nds were victorious in the Rutland League on Sunday. (46862616)

Angus Owen had been the star of the Oakham innings after hitting 89 while Will Begy made 25 and Hubbard 29.

Sandeep Dahiya was the pick of the Ufford bowlers with 4-38 from nine overs while Charlie Agnew took 2-14 from four.

Harvey Stafford and Franz Muller also took four wickets apiece as Uppingham Town triumphed by four wickets in their home clash against Stamford.

Stafford returned 4-26 from 8.4 overs while Muller claimed 4-11 from just three overs as Stamford were dismissed for 174.

Alex Birch made a fine 88 for Stamford and was given solid support by Dave Stratton (28), Lewis Spice (19) and Adam Pearson (14).

Uppingham got off to a good start through Ickey Singh (19) and Sam Hodson (29) before Stamford fought back as a brace of wickets for Birch and youngster James Day gave the visitors real hope.

But an unbeaten 56 from James Cross saw the home side to victory by four wickets with three overs to spare.

Skipper George Morley had earlier made 37 for Uppingham with Phil Nicholls supporting Cross to ensure they got over the finishing line.

Muhammad Yaseen produced a quick-fire spell of bowling to help blast Barnack to victory in their Division One opener.

Yaseen took three wickets in just seven deliveries as Barnack dismissed the City club (formerly Kings Keys) for 138 on their way to a six-wicket win.

Shahzad Amir had earlier taken 4-67 from 10 overs for Barnack while Ajaz Akhtar returned 3-53 from a similar stint.

Akhtar (22) and Danyaal Malik (38) got the Barnack reply off to a solid start before Asim Butt hit 44 to help secure the win inside 22 overs.

Market Deeping were unable to topple reigning champions Peterborough Town in their first match of the Division One season.

They went down to an eight-wicket defeat at Bretton Gate after being restricted to 178-9 from their 45 overs.

Opener Ross Barnes top-scored with 52 after putting on a 95-run opening stand with Connor Gillett who made 32.

James Hook also hit 32 while Joe Malton made 23 before Deeping's late push saw them lose five wickets for just 14 runs.

Alex Green and Gillett grabbed a wicket apiece but 77 from Sam Jarvis and Sulaiman Saleem's unbeaten 75 steered Peterborough home in 33 overs.

James Thomas took four wickets as Ketton Sports started their Division Three campaign with an away victory at Long Sutton.

Thomas returned his best figures for the senior side with 4-43 from a 10-over spell as Long Sutton were dismissed for 145 in the five-wicket Sports success.

Nick Kennett claimed 3-19 from 10 overs - which included four maidens - for the visitors while skipper Mat Bird took 2-32.

Sports lost a couple of early wickets in their reply, but a half-century from Martin Underwood set them up for the victory which was secured inside 29 overs by Freddie Renton and Jacob Miller.

Renton recorded his highest individual senior score with an unbeaten 33 while Miller was 31 not out at the close.

Uffington 2nds made it back-to-back wins in Division Four East with a seven-wicket success over Ufford Park on Sunday.

They restricted their visitors to 129-5 from 40 overs with Ufford opener Jonathan Bigham carrying his bat for an unbeaten 68.

Peter Taylor also struck 34 while the wickets were shared between the Uffington attack of Ben Jennings (1-36), John Burton (1-30), Will Fry (1-38) and Colin Miles who took 1-11 off eight economical overs.

Matthew Tarrant kick-started the Uffington reply with 53 before skipper Dean Cornish guided his side to victory in 23 overs with an unbeaten 37.

Market Deeping 2nds edged a close contest in the same division with their Peterborough Town counterparts.

They dismissed Town for 153 with Ben Rae taking 2-41 and Adam Muspratt returning a tidy 2-14 from eight overs which featured four maidens.

There was also a wicket apiece for Anthony Garmory, Freddie Moore, Simon Palfreeman, Sam Jackson and Andrew Crawford.

Crawford (25) and Garmory (23) were the chief contributors in the Deeping reply while Matt Simpson struck 19.

Reece Plowright pushed Deeping closer to victory with 15 while Rae was unbeaten at the close on 16 as the hosts claimed a two-wicket success.



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