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Williams hits ton for Town; Alam and Day shine in big Burghley win

Stamford Town v Uffington in Division Two of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (2816317)
Stamford Town v Uffington in Division Two of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (2816317)

Barnack and Bourne made the most of Ketton Sports suffering their first defeat of the Rutland League Division One season on Sunday.

Table-topping Barnack beat Oundle by eight wickets to open up a 19-point lead over second-placed Bourne who beat Weldon by 166 runs.

Ketton Sports dropped down to third place after tasting defeat for the first time this season in a four-wicket home loss to Kings Keys.

Arshad Majeed had taken four wickets to help Barnack bowl out visiting Oundle for 138.

Amir Munir also claimed 3-24 to stall the efforts of Oundle's Liam Fresen (32), Peter Wilson (29) and Lewis North-Row (22).

Ajaz Akhtar (30) and Mohammad Hammad (35) laid the foundations for the Barnack reply before Yasir Mirza (25no) and Umair Mirza (30no) took over to see the hosts home inside 24 overs.

Quewin O'Connor cracked a century to help Bourne post 275 in their away match at Weldon.

O'Connor hit 13 fours and two sixes in his 102 while Rob Bentley bashed seven fours and four sixes in his 71.

Jordan Temple (27) and Sam Harby (36) also made useful contributions despite Bourne losing a flurry of late wickets in the chase for runs which saw Zak Gillies grab 4-22 for the hosts.

Matthew Kidd then took centre stage for Bourne as he claimed 7-48 from 12 overs as Weldon were bowled out for 109.

Pete Morgan also chipped in with 3-41 in a dominant Bourne display which saw them leapfrog Ketton Sports into second spot.

Sports were skittled out for 125 by Kings Keys as Shahzad Amir claimed 4-36 and Zaheer Abbas bagging 3-48.

Robin Vitas (18) and Will Compton (22) top scored for Sports who managed to take six Kings Keys wickets before the visitors triumphed.

Compton claimed 2-36 and Tariq Aziz took 2-8 as Kings Keys reached their target inside 20 overs.

A century from Tom Williams helped Stamford Town to a comfortable 136-run win against Uffington in Division Two.

Williams hit an unbeaten 108 as Town totalled 261-5 from their 45 overs.

Will Dyer then took 6-29 as Uffington were bowled out for 125 in their reply.

Uppingham conceded their match with Division Two table-toppers Market Deeping.

Safdar Alam was another centurion as he helped Burghley Park to a massive 271-run win against S&L Corby in Division Three West.

Alam made 105 as Park posted 348-6 from their 45 overs against a 10-man home team.

Andrew Murphy (34), George Holmes (57) and an unbeaten 72 from James Fischer also made useful contributions to the Burghley cause.

Five wickets from Tom Day, including a hat-trick, then helped dismiss S&L for 77 in their reply.

Day delivered 5-40 from eight overs while Robert Emery grabbed 3-9 from two overs to move Burghley into fourth place in the table.

Oakham are the new leaders of Division Three West after victory in a run-fest against Loddington and Mawsley.

The Rutlanders had made 280-7 from their 45 overs with excellent efforts throughout the order.

Openers Ben Southern (83) and Ed Tattersall (57) laid the foundations which allowed Mark Own (28), Angus Owen (27) and Luke Griffiths (22no) to follow suit.

Loddington also got off to a solid start in their reply through openers Adam Roberts (33) and Ben Roberts (60).

James Coles (49no) and Liam Flecknor (59) then took the momentum into the latter stages, but they finished eight runs short at the end of their 45 over allocation.

Oakham used nine bowlers with Mark Owen and Griffiths grabbing two wickets apiece.

Uffington 2nds went down to a 100-run defeat against Thrapston in the same division.

Dean Cornish claimed 4-45 as 10-man Thrapston made 276-9 with Greg Johnson being dismissed by the Uffington bowler one short of his century.

Ivan Wilson (49) and Moss (51) then top scored for Uffington who were bowled out for 176 in their reply.

Bourne 2nds conceded their Division Three West home match against Hampton.

Nassington claimed a quick-fire Division Four West double over Ketton Sports 2nds.

Asif Ali shone with the bat again by making 89 in Nassington's 279-4 from 45 overs.

Arbaas Nawaz then took 5-7 from four overs as Sports were bowled out for 104 to ensure back-to-back wins for Nassington against the same opposition.

Ufford Park 2nds were bowled out for 112 in their seven-wicket home loss against Peterborough Town 2nds in Division Four East.

Opener John Clifton had carried his bat for an unbeaten 41 while Morgen Turner made 20 for the hosts whose target was reached inside 28 overs.

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