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Newly-promoted Uppingham Town made it two wins out of two in the top flight of the Rutland League with victory over Burghley Park on Saturday.

Their Stamford visitors were bowled out for 142 after batting first with Ryan Gilmour hitting 42 and Alex Ashwin adding 24 against his former club.

Charlie Cox was the pick of the Uppingham attack with 4-16 from 3.5 overs while Jake Kura claimed 3-24 from his nine-over spell.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711686)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711686)

Town skipper George Morley then led the home side's surge to victory as he smashed 10 boundaries in his 85 not out as the win was secured after 26 overs. Sam Hodson had made 25 in an opening stand of 68.

Uffington went down by four wickets in their home match with City.

Guy Cunningham cracked 74 and Matt Tyers made 38 as Uffington posted 218-9 from their 45 overs.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711688)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711688)

An unbeaten century from Mohammed Saif then inspired the City run chase as he struck 21 fours and a six in his 123 not out.

Ben Jennings and Steve Moody both claimed a couple of wickets each but City secured their success in the 36th over.

Oakham's match at Wisbech was abandoned due to rain with the hosts having made 279-7 from their 45 overs after batting first. Devarsh Shah took 3-64 for the Rutland side.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711697)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711697)

Ufford Park's home match with Long Sutton in Division Two also fell foul of the wet weather at the halfway stage.

Ufford had batted first and were dismissed for 147 with Adam Whitaker and Josh Baker leading the Sutton attack.

Whitaker took 4-23 from his seven-over spell while Baker bagged 3-32 with Ansar Hussain hitting 37 for the hosts before rain stopped play ahead of the Long Sutton reply.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711699)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711699)

Stamford secured their first win of the season after a narrow one-wicket victory over Whittlesey at Uffington Road.

Vincent Scheepers (3-23) and Andrew Hulme (3-24) had helped dismiss Whittlesey for 162 after they elected to bat first.

Hulme then hit an unbeaten 59 to guide Stamford home with Alex Birch adding 29 and Scheepers making a crucial 11 after coming in at number 10.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711701)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711701)

Ben and Sam Potter made 60 and 62 not out respectively as Ketton Sports lost by six wickets against Werrington.

Sports made 197-8 after batting first with Werrington securing the win in the 28th over despite Dylan Criddle claiming 2-15 from four overs for the Rutland side.

Wes Durston was in dominant form for Oakham 2nds in their seven-wicket win over Hampton in Division Three.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711703)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711703)

Durston delivered a match-winning 174 not out as Oakham were successful in their run chase at the Lime Kilns.

Hampton had batted first and made 227-6 from their 45 overs as Saqab Ali struck an unbeaten 108 while Matthew Hayden hit 84. Ethan Smyth was the pick of the home attack with 3-28 from nine overs.

Long Sutton 2nds secured their first win of the Division Four East season with a two-wicket home success against Ufford Park 2nds.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711707)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711707)

They had bowled their visitors out for 131 after electing to field with Rob Simpson leading the home attack.

Simpson took 4-14 from eight overs while Faz Mukhtar dismissed Ufford's two top scorers - Arsalan Maqsooud (28) and Jason Bloomfield (24) - as he returned 3-47 from a similar stint.

Simpson struck 22 after opening up the Sutton reply before Daniel Plant (21) and Ethan English (23) maintained the push for victory.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711709)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711709)

Jack Smith then added 20 before Callum John steered Sutton to victory with an unbeaten 15 as they triumphed in the 29th over. Jan Neville (4-48) and Peter Taylor (3-17) were the pick of the Ufford bowlers.

Burghley Park gained revenge for Sunday's Division One defeat against Uppingham Town by beating their Rutland neighbours 24 hours later in the Stamford Charity Shield.

Park posted 157-8 from their 20 overs with Peter Foster (30), Ben Woodward (34) and Alex Ashwin (33) leading their charge.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711711)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711711)

Jonny Kay claimed 4-29 for Uppingham who were restricted to 134-5 in their reply.

Opener Sam Hodson hit 36 while skipper Jamie Dumford was unbeaten on 24 not out at the close.

Caius Headley and Sam Potter both picked up two wickets apiece for Burghley.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711738)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711738)

Stamford secured an excellent 18-run win against top flight Rutland League side City.

Town totalled 112-6 from their 16 overs after batting first with Lewis Spice making 30 and Sam Dumigan unbeaten on 28.

Alex Birch, Dave Stratton, Andrew Hulme and Sam Younger all then took two wickets each as City were bowled out for 94 in their reply.

Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711752)
Action from Uppingham's victory over Burghley Park. Photo: Alan Walters (56711752)

Nassington also progressed to the next round after a seven-wicket win over Whittlesey.

They dismissed their visitors for 116 with Arbas Nawaz (3-19) and Charlotte Aylmore (3-38) the pick of the home attack.

Opener Ben Goold made 30 before Asif Ali added 35 with Faiz Taj steering Nassington home in the 15th over with an unbeaten 20.

Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711504)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711504)

Barnack bowed out after a seven-wicket defeat against last year's beaten finalists Peterborough Town.

Asim Butt had blasted a brilliant century after hitting 12 fours and three sixes in his 104 not out as Barnack made 134-5 from their 20 overs.

Butt also took 2-31 from four overs but Peterborough made it past the winning post in the 15th over with Mohammed Danyaal unbeaten on 41 after opener Kyle Medcalf had made 46.

Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711506)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711506)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711508)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711508)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711511)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711511)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711513)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711513)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711526)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711526)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711528)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711528)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711545)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711545)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711549)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711549)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711556)
Oakham 2nds were victorious against Hampton on Sunday. Photo: Rob O'Brien (56711556)


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