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Market Deeping Cricket Club make progress in the Stamford KO Shield with victory over Ketton Sports




James Hook helped Market Deeping make a successful start to their defence of the Stamford KO Shield with victory over Ketton Sports on Monday night.

Hook hit an unbeaten 79 not out as Deeping secured a 24-run win to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Having seen their reign as Charity Cup holders ended last week, Deeping produced a determined display as they posted 158-3 from their 20 overs.

James Hook and Connor Gillett. (47291136)
James Hook and Connor Gillett. (47291136)

Hook hit three sixes and seven fours in his innings while Connor Gillett made 32 as they put on 72 runs for the second wicket.

Sports were then restricted to 134-5 in their reply as Lee Peacock took 2-22 from his four over spell.

Jacob Miller top-scored with 42 for Sports while opener Laurence Davis made 24.

Bourne are also through to the last eight after a comfortable 94-run success against Nassington.

They racked up an imposing 183-4 from 16 overs as Courtney Kruger smashed seven fours and two sixes in his 49.

Sam Evison added 46 - which included five fours and two sixes - while Ben Wright was unbeaten on 40 at the close.

Courtney Kruger and Sam Evison. (47291125)
Courtney Kruger and Sam Evison. (47291125)

Evison and Tom Bentley then took 2-22 and 2-24 respectively as Nassington were restricted to 89-6 in their reply. Charles Fytche top-scored with 23 not out for the hosts.

Sam Sacker was in fine form for Ufford Park as they defeated Burghley Park by 57 runs.

Sacker struck 67 as Ufford made 179-4 from their 20 overs. Tom Hart hit 47 and Joe Harrington added 37 while Alex Ashwin was the pick of the Burghley bowlers with 2-24.

Ashwin then top-scored with 44 in Park's reply as they were bowled out for 122.

Ahsan Ali Azhar made 23 as did Jack Fischer but three wickets apiece for Joe Corder (3-14) and Nick Farrer (3-10) proved pivotal in Ufford's victory.

Scott Green grabbed four wickets as Uppingham secured their place in the last eight with an eight-wicket win over Barnack.

Green took 4-12 from a fine four over spell while Ben Farnsworth finished with 3-29 as Barnack were restricted to 109-8.

Shahzad Amir was their top scorer with 37 while Bash Hussain hit 20.

Will Cropper and Jamie Dumford then led Uppingham's charge to victory after they had lost a couple of early wicket.

Cropper cracked an unbeaten 62 while Dumford was 34 not out at the close as Town reached their target inside 13 overs.



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