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Brilliant Burghley bowling secures third successive victory

A brilliant bowling performance helped Burghley Park register their third successive Hunts League Division One victory on Saturday.

Defending just 103 against hosts Hampton, they skittled the Peterborough side out for 93 to claim a terrific 10-run success.

Michael Hobbiss (20), Chris Armstrong (21) and an unbeaten 26 from Nicholas Yates had helped Burghley edge past the century mark after being put into bat.

Jon Dee (27) then led the home charge to victory, but the buoyant Burghley bowling attack swept through the rest of the Hampton batting order.

Gareth Hook claimed 3-23 from a 10 over spell while George Holmes (2-17 off 10 overs), Dinesh Swaminathan (2-27 off seven overs) and Hobbiss (2-10 off three overs) bagged braces as Hampton were bowled out for 93 in their reply.

The victory moved Burghley Park up into second spot as three defeats to start the season have quickly been wiped out by a run of three consecutive victories.

Barnack are finding wins hard to come by in Division Two after they suffered an eight-wicket home reversal against Upwood.

They were dismissed for 136 despite the efforts of Gary Scotcher (45), Ali Asghar (22no) and Tahir Ali (28) as Tom Milner claimed 4-34 for the visitors.

Upwood lost just two wickets in their reply as Alex Grange (63no) and Mitchell Newman (25no) saw them home after opener David Drage (34) had set them on their way.

Easton-on-the-Hill made it two wins from two completed Division Four matches after a four-wicket victory at Hemingford Park.

Their hosts had been bowled out for 180 with Easton reaching their victory target for the loss of six wickets.

An unbeaten 78 from Orlando Thain was the highlight of Burghley Park 2nds' seven-wicket home loss against Castor 2nds.

Thain, batting at number three, was one of only two Burghley batsmen to make double figures - Andrew Murphy made 34 - as they were dismissed for 148.

Thain grabbed an early wicket reply in Castor's reply, but 30 from Nigel King helped steer them home for the loss of three wickets.

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