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Connor cracks century but Deeping 2nds are beaten at Wisbech




Guy Cunningham produced an awesome innings to help Uffington storm to the top of Division Two of the Rutland League on Sunday.

Cunningham cracked 168 of his side's 326 runs as unbeaten Uffington recorded a fourth successive victory with a convincing win over Bourne at the Abbey Lawn.

The hosts could only manage 183 all out in pursuit of Uffington's top tally to stay at the foot of the Division Two table.

Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245409)
Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245409)

Cunningham was given valuable support throughout his innings by Rob Bentley (18), Josh Bentley (19), Damien Herrick (41) and Rob Dunn (23).

He was eventually caught by Harry Bower off the bowling of Rowan Good as Uffington posted an imposing score for their hosts to chase.

Jordan Temple (51) and Sam Evison (35) ensured the Bourne reply got off to a strong start before they fell to Harry Bentley and Dunn respectively.

Ivan Wilson then returned 3-40 from his eight-over spell with Sam Sacker (27) and Sam Martin (28) offering the only mid-order resistance.

Dean Cornish was then brought into the Uffington attack and he rattled through the Bourne tail with 3-16 from 2.1 overs as the hosts were dismissed for 183.

Ben Jennings also claimed four superb catches for Uffington who will be targeting a fifth successive league win when they entertain Huntingdon on Sunday.

Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245399)
Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245399)

Ufford Park 2nds claimed their maiden win of the Division Four East campaign after a narrow two-wicket away success at Moulton Harrox.

They restricted their hosts to 138-4 from a rain-reduced 41 overs as Jan Neville claimed 3-36 from his 10-over stint.

Opener Danny Harrington then hit 40 to kick-start Ufford's reply before Ian Turner (18) and Alex Mears (19no) played crucial roles in seeing them home with just two wickets remaining.

Connor Gillett hit a century for Market Deeping 2nds in their 53-run away defeat at Wisbech 2nds in the same division.

Gillett made 109 of his side's 208-9 as they were unable to chase down Wisbech's target of 261-9 which had seen Josh Porter hit 104 for the hosts.

Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245417)
Uffington went top of Division Two of the Rutland League after victory over Bourne on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters (11245417)

Joe Pearson (3-22 from 10 overs) and Tom Cook (3-39 from seven) had been the pick of the Deeping bowlers while Tom Buck also returned a three-wicket haul for the hosts.

Laxton Park are among the early season leading lights in Division Four West after a three-wicket home success over Kimbolton.

They bowled out their visitors for 110 with Chris Boyle taking 4-42 from five overs and Hiten Patel pocketing 3-16 from six with Dave Cope claiming 2-21 from five.

Andy Dykes (44) and Fred Ansty (33) then put Park in a commanding position with their opening partnership.

But Curtis Gallagher grabbed 4-28 from seven overs to leave Laxton needing Dan Sharman to steer them home inside 19 overs with an unbeaten 10.



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