England's World Cup final clash sees reduced Rutland League programme
A six-wicket haul from Sachithran Perera helped Market Deeping move off the foot of the Rutland League Division One table on Sunday as they turned the form-book upside down by beating leaders Wisbech Town.
The league had given teams the option of postponing their games due to England's epic World Cup final success over New Zealand.
But Deeping and Wisbech elected for their match at Outgang Road to go-ahead with the hosts securing a vital eight-wicket win.
Perera picked up a sensational 6-13 from his 10 overs as Wisbech, batting first, crashed from 80-3 to 103 all out.
There were also wickets for Alex Green, James Hook, Jacob Howe and Josh Smith who bowled Wisbech opener Rhys Howell for their top score of 56.
Smith (35) and Connor Gillett (19) put on 61 runs for the first Deeping wicket before both fell in quick succession.
However, Ross Barnes (16no) and Hook (22no) eased Deeping home to victory inside 21 overs.
Barnack failed to take advantage of Wisbech's defeat after losing by 75 runs at home to Peterborough Town.
The visitors had made 228-6 from their 45 overs with Scott Howard hitting an unbeaten 98 for Town.
Muhammad Yaseen was the pick of the Barnack bowlers with 3-51 from his 10-over spell.
Barnack were then restricted to 153-8 from their 45 overs as Town kept the home batting attack under control.
Faisal Khaliq (23), Shohaib Arshad (24) and Yaseen (20) were their top scorers as Muhammed Tayyib took 3-32 from 10 overs for Peterborough.
Uppingham Town were unable to move out of the bottom two in the Second Division table after a 56-run home defeat against Werrington.
They had bowled out their visitors for 204 with Charlie Morley leading the wicket spree after taking 4-50 from his 10 overs.
Harry Tattersall took two wickets with Harvey Stafford, Charles Richardson and Philip Nichols claiming one apieice.
Rashid Zafar was Werrington's top scorer with 68 until he was run out by George Morley.
Rizwan Ullah then matched Charlie Morley's four-wicket haul as Uppingham were bowled out for 148 in their reply.
Richardson, batting at number nine, top-scored for Town with 43 while opener Sam Hotson hit 41.
However, seven Uppingham batsmen failed to make double figures as Rizwan Masood backed up Ullah with a three-wicket haul.
Ketton Sports were handed a walkover win over S&L Corby in Division Four West with the rest of the league programme being rearranged for later in the season.
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