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Oakham Cricket Club were celebrating a memorable victory treble after Saturday's matches in the Leicestershire League.

The first team gained a crucial Premier Division derby win against Uppingham while the seconds sunk Shree Sanatan in Division Four East.

The club's newly-introduced third team then completed the hat-trick haul by beating Shree Sanatan 4ths in Division Nine East.

Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231962)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231962)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231999)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231999)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232003)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232003)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231940)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231940)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231942)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231942)

The 74-run top flight success over Uppingham was the most important of the three wins as it lifted Oakham out of the bottom two relegation places.

Opener Joe Johnson led the way with a super century as he cracked 15 fours and a six in his 100 as Oakham made 260.

Charlie Hurley (47) and Rob Taylor (36) provided solid support with James Laud (21) and Ed Siddle (25) adding vital runs lower down the order.

Zahoor Munaf was the pick of the home attack with a superb 7-63 from his 8.5 overs to give Uppingham hope of their second league win of the season.

However, they were bowled out for 186 in their reply despite a half-century from Jamie Richardson who top-scored with 51.

Harry Tyler took 3-44 from 10 overs for Oakham while Charlie Baker and Taylor both claimed two wickets each as the victorious visitors leapfrogged Lutterworth in the standings while leaving Uppingham 73 points adrift of safety with eight matches remaining.

Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231972)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231972)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231980)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58231980)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232001)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232001)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232005)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232005)

Ben Southern claimed four wickets as Oakham 2nds were 15-run winners against Shree Sanatan.

His 4-55 and Mark Owen's 2-40 helped restrict their visitors to 229-7 in pursuit of Oakham's 244-7 which had been led by 65 from opener Charles Gill.

Sean Cowley cracked 39 while Angus Owen (25), Fred Cox (25no), Tom Banham (23), Mark Owen (22no) all aided the Oakham cause.

Oakham 3rds toasted their second win of their maiden Division Nine East season with a narrow four-run victory against Shree Sanatan 4ths.

Despite being bowled out for 114, Oakham then dismissed their hosts for 110 to secure an excellent away win.

David Littlewood had top-scored with 27 for Oakham whose lower order then rallied through the efforts of Owen Nutter (13), Simon Hodgson (21no) and Max Fadden (18).

Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232009)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232009)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232011)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232011)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232013)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232013)

Wayne Corbett then produced a superb spell of 6-29 while Fadden finished with 3-15.

In the same division, Uppingham 3rds recorded a convincing 108-run victory against their Houghton & Thurnby counterparts.

Andy Cross top-scored with 43 while Freddy Williamson (32no) and Magnus Robertson (20no) helped them post 175-7 from their 40 overs.

Charles Richardson then took 4-14 with Robertson, Williamson and Franz Muller all claiming two each as Houghton were bowled out for 67.

Unbeaten league leaders Leicester Foxes continue to be too strong for the rest of the division after a nine-wicket win over Wakerley and Barrowden.

Nathan Hall hit 39 as Wakerley were bowled out for 95 with their visitors needing less than 14 overs to secure the win.

Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232022)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232022)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232028)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232028)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232033)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232033)

Market Overton 2nds lost by 10 wickets at Ashby Carington after being bowled out for 105 with Paul Carroll's 26 their top score.

Uppingham 2nds ensured two wins out of three matches for the Castle Hill club after a five-wicket over Illston Abey in Division Seven East.

Kashif Munif took 6-17 from seven superb overs while Harvey Stafford struck with 3-19 as Illston Abey were dismissed for 102.

Opener Philip Nichols then hit an unbeaten 41 to guide Town home inside 29 overs.

Ketton Sports had a mixed Saturday as their first team were beaten by 29 runs against Lutterworth 2nds in Division Four East match.

Sam Halsall had taken a fantastic 5-13 from 5.5 overs while Raavi Patel picked up 4-50 as Lutterworth were bowled out for 204.

Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232035)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232035)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232037)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232037)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232039)
Action from Uppingham's first team clash with Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters (58232039)

Openers Adam Renton (40) and Jacob Miller (34) got Sports off to a solid start before the wickets started to tumble as they were dismissed for 175.

Their second team gained their third win of the Division Eight East campaign after a seven-run victory over Langtons 3rds.

Sports opener Marcus McDevitt had struck nine fours and five sixes in his 80 while Jacob Young added 45 as Sports made 179-9 from 40 overs.

Oliver Parkinson picked up 3-26 with Freddie Renton and McDevitt both taking two wickets each as Langtons were bowled out for 172 in reply.

Market Overton lost by four wickets in Division Five East against Leicester Cricketers who dismissed their hosts for 110.

Callum Hull (24) top scored for Marko who were defeated inside 24 overs despite Winston Wiggins and George Knights collecting a couple of wickets each.



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