Ryan Thwaite ripped apart Whittlesey’s innings, taking five wickets as Market Overton cruised to a 107 run victory on Sunday.
Thwaites’ five wicket haul came for just 18 runs in only 6.3 overs as Marko sent the visitors home with just 88 runs. Thwaites was well backed up by Brian Makwana who claimed 2 for 14, skipper Paul Thwaites who bagged 1 for 25 and Mark Hudson who took 2 for 22 of nine overs.
Before that, Market Overton had posted 195 for six with Mark Owen top-scoring with 44 runs.
The victory leaves Market Overton 45 points clear at the top of the Rutland League’s second tier. They host winless Oakham on Sunday.
A Clarke ct Pollard b M Jones 0
M Owen ct M Jones b Walker 44
J Chell ct I Jones b Dunmore 20
B Makwana ct I Jones b S Pollard 30
D Ross c&b Ryan Venters 19
P Thwaites ct I Jones b Walker 38
D Munton not out 32
R Thwaites not out 1
Bowling: M Jones 12-2-32-1; A Dunmore 6-1-11-1; R Venters 9-1-37-1; S Pollard 11-1-64-1; D Walker 7-0-46-2.
C Evans ct P Thwaites b Makwana 17
M Papworth b Makwana 1
B Pollard LBW P Thwaites 2
S Pollard ct P Thwaites b Hudson 30
D Slater LBW R Thwaites 5
D Walker ct Munton b R Thwaites 9
I Jones b R Thwaites 2
M Jones b Hudson 6
R Venters c&b R Thwaites 0
B Warwick ct Munton b R Thwaites 6
A Dunmore not out 0
Bowling: B Makwana 10-5-14-2; P Thwaites 12-4-25-1; M Hudson 9-3-22-2; R Thwaites 6.3-1-18-5.