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Oakham Cricket Club were crowned Leicestershire Premier League Twenty20 champions at the weekend.

They defeated Rothley Park by 38 runs in the final of the event which was held at Loughborough University.

Oakham will now go through to the regional round of the competition after following up their semi-final success over Kibworth with victory on Sunday.

Twenty20 jubilation for Oakham. (49390792)
Twenty20 jubilation for Oakham. (49390792)

They elected to bat first after winning the toss and made 212-5 from their 20 overs.

Cameron Flowers and Alex Anthony got them off to a strong start with a 77-run stand for the first wicket.

When Anthony fell for 28, Charlie Hurley joined Flowers at the crease and they added another 74 runs for the next wicket.

Hurley hit five sixes and two fours in his 52 off only 26 deliveries while Flowers made the same score with four fours and two sixes in his 33-ball innings.

Ed Tattersall then struck 22 off 18 balls with Shaun Morris doing likewise to make 24 not out as Oakham posted a strong total.

Rothley dangerman Anish Patel was then run out for nine as Oakham kept their opponents in check early on in the reply.

They had Rothley reeling on 53-4 with Morris, Charlie Baker and Harry Tyler all collecting a wicket each.

Chris Yates (39) and Phil Hackett (36) then started the Rothley recovery with a 76-run stand for the fifth wicket.

But, once Hackett was bowled by James Tattersall, Oakham started to turn the screw with Yates following shortly after as Tattersall struck again.

Ed Tattersall then accounted for Tom Fraser to leave Rothley on 139-7 before Connor Roff (23no) and Finley Moore put on 29 runs for the next wicket.

However, in the search for runs, Moore was run out by Baker with Ed Tattersall then bowling Josh Hodge shortly after.

Roff remained unbeaten on 23 but Rothley ran out of overs as they closed their innings on 174-9 to ensure Oakham progressed to the next stage.

Ed Tattersall took 2-31 and James Tattersall 2-33 from four over spells with Baker bagging 1-32 and Tyler claiming 1-31.

Oakham had defeated the same opposition 24 hours earlier as they bounced back to winning ways after two successive defeats with a seven-wicket victory at Rothley Park on Saturday.

An unbroken 130-run stand between Ed Tattersall and Alex Anthony helped secure the win which moved Oakham back up into third place in the Leicestershire League Premier Division standings.

Chris Larsen made 49 for Oakham 2nds on Saturday. (49390796)
Chris Larsen made 49 for Oakham 2nds on Saturday. (49390796)

Rothley had been bowled out for 202 after electing to bat first with Tattersall the pick of the Oakham attack after returning 3-43.

Shaun Morris, Charlie Baker and Harry Tyler all took two wickets each with Anish Patel top-scoring for the hosts with 71.

Oakham lost a couple of early wickets in their reply before Charlie Hurley hit 31 for the Rutland side.

When he departed with the score on 73-3, Tattersall and Anthony joined forces to secure the win with six overs to spare.

Tattersall struck seven fours and a six in his 76 not out while Anthony's unbeaten 50 featured five fours and a six.

Oakham 2nds ensured a double-winning Saturday for the Lime Kilns club after a 116-run victory over Bharat Sports 2nds in Division Four East.

They racked up 276-5 from their 45 overs after batting first with Angus Owen hitting an unbeaten 64 not out.

Opener Chris Larsen made 49 before being run out one short of his half-century while Albert Radford made 37 in a 92-run first wicket stand.

Tom Banham then added 40 before Joe Johnson contributed 38 with John Morton unbeaten on 21 at the close with Owen after a strong batting display by the hosts.

Bharat were then bowled out for 160 in their reply as Rory Brown took 4-27 from a 10-over spell.

Joe Stafford also struck twice with Ben Southern, Mark Owen, Angus Owen and Johnson taking one wicket each.



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