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A six-wicket haul from skipper Sammy Linford helped Market Overton secure their first win of the Leicestershire League season on Saturday.

Linford took 6-25 from a 9.2-over spell that featured five maidens as Marko were three-wicket winners against Great Glen in their Division Five East clash.

The captain's exploits saw their visitors dismissed for 109 with Mark Hudson helping himself to 2-38 from his 10-over stint.

Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711431)
Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711431)

Max Bauer then blasted eight fours in his 34 not out as Marko secured the victory inside 26 overs.

He put on an unbroken 24-run partnership with Richard Cooper who was unbeaten on 15 at the close.

Ketton Sports slipped to their first defeat of the Division Four East season after a narrow one-wicket defeat at Bitteswell.

They had been dismissed for 159 after batting first with Freddie Renton top-scoring with 31.

Dave McDonald then took 4-34 and Mat Bird 3-38, but home skipper Faraz Hussain helped steer his side to victory with a crucial 19 not out.

A fine bowling display helped Oakham 2nds to a six-wicket win against Birstall Village in the same division.

Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711434)
Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711434)

They dismissed their visitors for 109 with Darran Jones, Ethan Smyth and Ankur Dave all taking two wickets apiece.

Charles Gill then led the Oakham reply with 47 as they secured their second win of the season in the 31st over.

Uppingham 2nds were beaten by eight wickets in their Division Six East match at Thorpe Arnold 2nds.

They were bowled out for 80 after batting first despite Colan Bartram hitting an unbeaten 29 for Town who were defeated in the 26th over of Thorpe Arnold's reply.

Ketton Sports 2nds were beaten by seven wickets against Leicester Stars in Division Eight East as their visitors successfully chased down the Rutland side's total of 166-9.

Wakerley & Barrowden were nine-wicket winners against Oakham 3rds in the Division Nine East derby.

Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711437)
Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711437)

Oakham were dismissed for 111 after batting first with James Shaw (22) and Simon Hodgson (20) their top scorers.

James Gibbs grabbed 3-22 for Wakerley while Nick Farrer and Pete Vernon both finished with 2-24 and 2-32 respectively.

Jonny White then led Wakerley's run spree in reply as he smashed seven fours and five sixes in his 76 not out.

Matt Key was also unbeaten on 22 not out at the close as Wakerley's third win of the season arrived in the 19th over.

Tim Willford top-scored with 82 for Market Overton 2nds in their five-wicket reversal against Barkby United 3rds.

The opener's knock helped Marko make 181-4 with Mo Azhar and Chris Moss both hitting 28 for the visitors.

Moss then took 3-41 and Holly Adams claimed 2-32, but Barkby secured the win with three overs remaining.

Unbeaten Leicester Foxes proved too strong for Uppingham 3rds as they ran out 290-run winners at Castle Hill.

Ahmed Khan cracked 20 boundaries in his 124 not out as the Foxes finished their 40 overs on 320-5.

Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711440)
Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711440)

Franz Muller claimed three wickets for Town while there was a wicket apiece for Ryan Sheehan and Richard Merry.

Sawal Meah then took 6-25 as Town were skittled out for 30 in their reply with Guy Gibson top-scoring with 12 and Craig Robertson 10 not out at the end of the innings.

A first win of the season will be top of the agenda for Oakham and Uppingham when they meet in a crunch Leicestershire League clash on Saturday.

The two Rutland sides meet at the Lime Kilns in a Premier Division match looking to put an end to their four-match losing streaks.

Hosts Oakham will be looking to bounce back after a heavy 134-run reversal away at Kegworth Town on Saturday.

They had put Kegworth into bat after winning the toss and that looked to be a shrewd decision as they reduced the homesters to 95-7 as Shaun Morris (3-42), Cameron Flowers (2-38) and Harry Tyers (3-54) tore through the top order.

However, opener Scott Moore had offered stubborn resistance to the Oakham attack and he passed his half-century as Kegworth mounted their recovery.

Moore made 66 before being trapped leg before by James Tattersall to leave Kegworth on 124-8.

Elliot Turner and Gareth Issac then produced a match-defining stand of 77 runs for the ninth wicket to take Kegworth past the 200-run mark.

Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711443)
Wakerley and Barrowden defeated Oakham 3rds on Saturday. (56711443)

Although Issac was bowled by Morris for 35, last man Daniel Bryans joined Turner to add a further 29 runs until the latter fell for 61 courtesy of Mark Owen's catch from Henry Stephenson's bowling.

The Oakham reply never got going with Bryans bagging 3-20 and Isaac 2-11 as the Rutland side were skittled out for 96.

Shyam Lakhani top-scored with 18 while Chris Larsen and Tyler both made 14.

Uppingham found runs easier to come by against Sileby but went down to a five-wicket home defeat at Castle Hill.

New signing Mo Iqbal made an unbeaten century as he hit nine fours and two sixes in his 103 not out as Town posted 246-7 from their 50 overs.

Kash Munir also made 51 while Jake Kura added a quick-fire 40 as Uppingham made their highest score of the season.

However, Sileby had their own centurion in Greg Willows who hit 13 boundaries in his 100 not out as the visitors won with 13 balls to spare.

Opener Jake Gillett made 51 and Micky Ruddle added 44 with Scott Green the pick of the Town attack after taking 2-27 from 10 overs.



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