Maiden league win for Burghley Park; comfortable victory for Easton-on-the-Hill
A fine all-round performance helped Burghley Park to their maiden Hunts League Division One win of the season on Saturday.
After suffering three successive defeats, it all came together for Burghley on Saturday as they defeated visiting Ramsey 2nds by 43 runs.
Burghley had batted first and made 215-6 from their 45 overs with a number of excellent batting contributions.
Openers Michael Hobbiss (73) and Oliver Lane (45) led the Burghley charge before Brendan Morris (22) and an unbeaten 32 from Chris Meadows helped push Park past the 200-run mark.
Ramsey were equally solid at the start of their reply as Jon Cade (23) and Jacob Castle (49) kept them in contention.
But Harry Bentley's 3-31 from five overs and George Holmes helping himself to 2-34 from 10 overs restricted the Ramsey reply and they were eventually dismissed for 172 with three overs to spare.
Barnack suffered their first Division Two defeat of the season after a 52-run loss at Biggleswade.
Their hosts had made 217-7 from the allotted 45 overs with Bruce Ditcham hitting 16 fours and a six in his 95 while Malcolm Edwards was unbeaten on 53 at the close.
The visitors' reply was soon in trouble at 24-3, but a 65-run stand from Yasir Mirza (35) and Shohaib Arshad (57) brought Barnack back into the contest.
However, several more quick wickets followed once the partnership was broken and, despite 25 from Ali Asghar, Barnack were bowled out for 165.
Easton-on-the-Hill got their Division Four campaign off to a flying start with a six-wicket win over Castor 2nds.
They dismissed their visitors for 93 with Oscar Williams, Alfie Coward and David White all taking three wickets apiece.
Adam Blick then blasted an unbeaten 53 to see Easton home to a comfortable victory.
Nine-man Burghley Park 2nds were put to the sword by Peterborough-based Adidda who plundered 337 all out from 44.4 overs.
Opener Raghavendran Suryanarayanan struck 11 fours and four sixes as he hit 102 to lead the home side's charge.
Burghley kept battling away though with Lee Hussey taking 4-53 from 10 overs and Thomas Day returning 3-96 from a similar stint to bowl out their hosts.
The Burghley batsmen though had no answer to the Adidda attack who dismissed their visitors for 44 inside 16 overs.
Dheeraj Vanteru claimed 4-26 as 'extras' top scored for Burghley with 17.