Brilliant Burghley

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BURGHLEY Park continue their dominance of the Hunts League Division Two thanks to a team effort against Biggleswade, coupled with some great individual performances on Saturday.

Burghley won the toss and elected to field, and some tight bowling from openers Tom Dolby and Mat Simpson led to an early breakthrough.

Simpson removing both openers. Biggleswade’s captain Matthew Twigg and Shaun Suttie then steadied the innings, both getting their half centuries.

Bowling from Michael Jones and Stuart Biggs followed but was not effective against the Biggleswade batting. But a bowling change to bring Chris Tighe into the attack . Taking the wicket of Twigg in his first over, Tighe signaled his intentions to take more wickets.

The wicket of Suttie soon followed along with Adam Lawrence, Sam Hiscock, Luke Ball and Jonathan Waghorn, which was taken off the last ball of the 45th over, giving Tighe figures of 9-1-38-6.

Biggleswade finished up on 227 all out from their 45 overs.

Burghley’s hopes of a win were quickly looking in doubt losing their first two wickets in the first two balls of their innings. This, however, brought John Meadows to the wicket, and his immediate onslaught of the Biggleswade bowling began.

The first over finished 15-2, an over that is unlikely to be seen against any time again.

The brutal batting display from Meadows continued all the way through with support from Rob Chorlton (9), Chris Meadows (19), Biggs (26), Austin Schwarz (4), Dolby (10) and Jones.

With 10 sixes, and 16 fours John Meadows finished up on 150 not out from just 79 balls. The last of his 10 sixes securing the win, off just 26.3 overs.

The result opens up some space between Burghley Park and the rest of the league. They take on Blunham away tomorrow, with hopes to make it five out of five.