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Rowe racks up the runs for Ketton Sports; Barnack beat champs; unbeaten Deeping target quick return

Uffington 2nds v Burghley Park. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2108518)
Uffington 2nds v Burghley Park. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2108518)

Peter Rowe smashed an unbeaten 152 as Ketton Sports recorded another big Rutland League Division One victory on Sunday.

Rowe walloped 23 fours and two sixes as more than two-thirds of his innings came in boundaries as Sports recorded a 190-run win over Weldon.

He shared in an unbeaten 186-run stand for the third wicket with Zeeshan Manzoor who plundered 10 fours in his 68 not out as Sports stormed to 265-2 from their 45 overs.

Weldon had no answer to the Ketton Sports bowling attack as they were shot out inside 18 overs for 75.

Will Compton claimed 3-14 from just three overs while Shakir Mahmood, Bashrat Hussain and Adam Renton all took two wickets each.

Will Jones offered some late resistance by top scoring for Weldon with 26 as Ketton claimed a third successive victory to stay top of the standings.

Barnack bagged an excellent 24-run away success at reigning champions Wisbech Town thanks to the all-round efforts of Ajaz Akhtar.

Akhtar made 82 after opening the batting while Asim Butt blasted 30 as Barnack finished their 45 overs on 200-9.

Akhtar then made early inroads into the Wisbech batting with some quick-fire scalps to leave the hosts reeling on 28-3.

Josh Bowers (82) and Gary Freear (24) led the Wisbech recovery, but Arshad Majeed then got in on the wicket-taking act by claiming 4-31 from 8.1 overs.

Akhtar also finished with four wickets as Wisbech were eventually bowled out for 176.

Market Deeping, who were relegated from the top flight last season, are leading the way in Division Two after a narrow 14-run success over Castor.

They racked up 289-7 from their 45 overs with solid showings throughout their batting line-up.

Openers Ross Barnes (25) and Sachithra Perera (44) set Deeping on their way before James Hook (33), Sam Malton (26), Dave Sargeant (32) and Connor Gillett (29) continued the run spree.

Josh Smith, batting at number eight, then smashed four fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 51 to help Deeping to a big total.

Castor, however, made a decent effort at chasing down the total with Reece Smith leading their charge after hitting six fours and a six in his 64.

Aiden Steels (39) and Ryan Evans (31) provided good support before a 54-run stand for the last wicket moved Castor closer to an unlikely win.

Ashley Killingsworth hit an unbeaten 26 while last man Shaun Dunn was 21 not out as Castor closed 14 runs short of victory.

Sachithra Perera pocketed 4-61 from 10 overs for Deeping while Barnes and Tom Anderson both took two wickets apiece.

Ufford Park went down to a six-wicket defeat at Ramsey who successfully chased down their visitors' total of 163-9.

Easton-on-the-Hill and Uffington 2nds are both going well in Division Three West after successes on Sunday.

Easton claimed a seven-wicket win over East Carlton after dismissing their visitors for 84 inside 27 overs.

Asam Ali took 3-33 from 12 overs while Gary Hayes and Joash Mathys both grabbed two wickets apiece.

George Green also bagged a brace of wickets while conceding just six runs from his seven overs.

Mathys then led the Easton reply after opening up to steer them to victory with an unbeaten 43.

Uffington 2nds claimed a 19-run win over Burghley Park in excellent contest.

They made 231-7 from their 45 overs thanks to fine contributions from Dean Cornish (76), John Burton (35) and Ivan Wilson (28).

George Holmes was the pick of the Burghley bowlers with 4-41 from his 12-over spell.

Navneet Agnihotri led the Burghley response with a cracking 106, but lacked solid support as Burghley were bowled out for 212.

Adam Hilless led the Uffington attack with 5-31 from 12 overs while Harry Bentley and Colin Miles both bagged a brace apiece.

Oakham were beaten by 43 runs in their away trip to Thrapston.

Owen Whiteman had carried his bat for a superb 143 not out as Thrapston made 268-3 from their 45 overs.

Joe Stafford struck three times for Oakham who then lost four of their top five batsmen to the bowling of Mike Draper.

Richard Martin rallied the Oakham response with 60 while Angus Owen was unbeaten 22 as Oakham closed on 225-8.

Bourne 2nds are still searching for their first win in Division Three East after a four-wicket loss at Alconbury.

Ben Woodward hit 90 for the visitors while Chris Good (24) and Jeff Gunthorp (25) helped Bourne register 200-8 from their 45 overs. Cavan King claimed 5-34 for the hosts.

Alconbury reached their victory target with just four-and-a-half overs to spare despite Sam Harby taking 3-43 from nine overs for Bourne.

Harry Cotton cracked an unbeaten 42 for the hosts, but Bourne's cause wasn't helped by conceding 38 extras which included 13 no balls and 11 byes.

Ufford Park 2nds came up against an in-form Mike Kearns as Moulton Harrox ran out 112-run winners in their Division Four East clash.

Kearns cracked 138 with Jake Morton making 54 as Harrox made 286-6 from their 45 overs.

Mian Khurram (31), Jon Bigham (52) and an unbeaten 43 from Vincent Newson led the Ufford reply, but they fell well short on 174-6 from 45 overs.

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