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RUTLAND LEAGUE: Bourne blitz Stamford, Nassington stay perfect


By Maria Broadbent


Sam Evison finished unbeaten on 23 for Bourne against Stamford.
Sam Evison finished unbeaten on 23 for Bourne against Stamford.

Bourne are setting a scorching pace at the top of Rutland Division One after maintaining their perfect record yesterday (May 1).

Bourne made it three wins out of three with a quickfire nine-wicket win over Stamford Town at the Abbey Lawns. Pete Morgan’s men have yet to drop a solitary bonus point.

Brodie Ellis bagged 5-27 for Wisbech at Barnack.
Brodie Ellis bagged 5-27 for Wisbech at Barnack.

Yesterday’s game lasted just 40 overs and three balls as Stamford were shot out for just 66, a total Bourne passed for the loss of skipper Morgan (34) in just nine overs.

Tom Dixon (4-18) and Matt Kidd (2-14) had been the men in form with the ball.

Nassington are second in the table after collecting their second win in two matches.

Nassington were again in free-scoring form, reaching 250 for the second Sunday in a row to set up a 129-run win at reigning champions Uppingham.

Openers Harrison Craig (82) and Tom Burns (52) put on 114 for the first wicket as Nassington amassed 250-6 in their 45 overs. Burns struck three sixes in his run-a-ball knock.

Uppingham, who have now been thrashed in their opening two matches, were dimissed for 121 with new Aussie Adam McDermott taking 3-37.

Wisbech won their opening game of the season by 92 runs at barnack, who have now lost their opening two games.

Sixteen year-old Rhys Howell cracked 66 of Wisbech’s 200 befoe Brodie Ellis (5-27) wreaked havoc as the home side were hustled out for 108.

Oundle won by eight wickets at home to Ufford Park despite a fine knock of 64 for the visitors by Waqas Javed.

But Ufford’s 160 was never likely to be enough and so it proved with in-form Jack Bolsover (63) and Peter Foster (54no) hurrying their side home.

Ben Graves took his tally of weekend wickets for Oundle to eight with a spell of 5-27.

RESULTS

BARNACK lost to WISBECH by 92 runs

Wisbech 200 (R. Howell 66, G. Freear 36, J. Bowers 24, M. Yaseen 4-30, F. Khaliq 3-21.

Barnack 108 (F. Khaliq 34, B. Ellis 5-27).

BOURNE beat STAMFORD by 9 wkts

Stamford 66 (L. Dave 22, T. Dixon 4-18, M. Kidd 2-14).

Bourne 71-1 (P. Morgan 34, S. Evison 23no).

UPPINGHAM lost to NASSINGTON by 129 runs

Nassington 250-6 (H. Craig 82, T. Burns 52, T. Norman 35, A. Bandaranaike 22, D. Bandaranaike 20, M. Cox 3-57).

Uppingham 121 (S. Hodson 27, A. McDermott 3-37, C. Craig 2-4, M. Cordeiro 2-14, J. Pope 2-30).

OUNDLE beat UFFORD PARK by 8 wkts

Ufford Park 160 (W. Javed 64, B. Graves 5-29).

Oundle 161-2 (J. Bolsover 63, P. Foster 54no).



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