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Morris takes six wickets as Oakham ease to win at Barkby




Oakham made light work of their trip to Barkby United on Saturday, wrapping up the Leicestershire and Rutland League match inside 26 overs.

Shaun Morris was in devastating form with the ball, taking 6 for 18.

Charlie Baker and Rory Brown each picked up a couple of wickets in the Group 3 match as the hosts were removed for 55 runs.

Barkby were 3-3 at one point but steadied themselves a little. However, the innings was over in the 16th over, with the last man out - Aiden Morris (20) - the only batsman to reach double figures.

Oakham lost just two wickets on their way to reaching the target, Cameron Flowers' eight coming from two boundaries and skipper Richard facing only eight balls before going for five.

Will Begy and Robert Taylor eased Oakham home in the tenth over. Begy's 24 included five fours and Taylor made four boundaries on the way to 18.

In Group 5, Uppingham squeezed home by 11 runs at Thorpe Arnold.

The visitors chose to bat and openers Sam Hodson (27) and Jack Vickerman (44) provided a good foundation, putting on 59 for the first wicket.

There was a bit of a wobble when Vickerman, Harry Tattersall and Mark Cox all went within the space of eight runs but Dan Snaith (41, including six fours), Lee Middleton (31, including two sixes and three fours) and Harry Wade (18) provided good middle-order support.

Uppingham finished on 196-7 and were rattled when Thorpe Arnold piled on 131 runs for the loss of only three wickets.

However, Mark Cox (3-39) and Danny Dumford (3-48) made inroads and the home side lost batsmen at regular intervals. The target proved ever more elusive and Thorpe Arnold were all out for 185 on the final delivery by Tattersall.

Oakham 2nd enjoyed a comfortable home win in Group 11.

After bowling out Enderby for 128 with seven balls to spare, the Rutlanders lost four wickets in making 130. Victory was clinched in the 22nd over.

Ketton Sports found the opposition as hot as Saturday's conditions.

Lutterworth 3rd put Sports in the field and made them work hard, piling on the runs to reach 297-7 in the 40 overs.

Sports were overwhelmed and failed to reach half of the target, all out for 124 in the 25th over.

A thrilling finish saw Market Overton cling on for a win in Group 21.

Having chose to bat, they made 176-2 and hosts Ashby Carington fell one run short at 175-9.

Meanwhile, Jonny White made 62 as Wakerley and Barrowden (106-1) eased to a nine-wicket win over Fleckney Village, who had earlier made 105-9.



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