STAMFORD CHARITY CUP: Classic Bentley powers to two tons in two days
Bourne batsman Rob Bentley went into overdrive again last night (May 23).
Fresh from a blistering 120 in a Rutland Division One win over Barnack on Sunday (May 22), Bentley smacked another century in a four-wicket Stamford Charity KO Cup win over Ufford Park at the Abbey Lawns.
Bentley hammered seven huge sixes in his innings of 116 not out as Bourne sped past Ufford’s own impressive 20-over total of 171-2. Ufford skipper Andy Larkin struck 53.
Asim Butt’s another batsman enjoying the shortest form of the game. Last week he thrashed an unbeaten 92 for Peterborough Town against Barnack in the Jaidka Cup, but last night he smashed 93 for Barnack against Burghley Park to set up a Stamford semi-final aganst Bourne next month.
Butt dominated Barnack’s innings of 160-7 as his team-mates struggled against the bowling of Sam Nicholls (4-25). Nicholls also top scored for Burghley with 35 of his side’s 125-6.
Ketton will host Market Deeping in the other semi-final after comfortable seven-wicket quarter-final wins over Castor and Uffington respectively.
Football star Dan Cotton, in his first bowl for 10 months, bagged 3-16 as Castor were shot out for 71. Ulrich van Duyker (4-16) was also hard to play against. Zeeshan Manzoor (32no) and Shakir Mahmood (32) saw Ketton home in just 12 overs.
And Ashley Fisher, a summer signing from Newborough, claimed his first half century for his new club as Deeping eased to victory after dismissing Uffington for just 86 at Outgang Road.
BOURNE beat UFFORD PARK by 4 wkts
Ufford Park 171-2 (A. Larkin 53, R. Keymer 48, W. Javed 44no, A. Binns 2-25).
Bourne 173-6 (R. Bentley 116no, J. Harrington 3-41, R. Bapodra 2-31).
BURGHLEY PARK lost to BARNACK by 35 runs
Barnack 160-7 (A. Butt 93no, S. Nicholls 2-45).
Burghley Park 125-6 (S. Nicholls 35, R. Emery 27, P. Hillsdon 26).
CASTOR lost to KETTON by 7 wkts
Castor 71 (U. Van Duyker 4-16, D. Cotton 3-16, P. Rowe 2-25).
Ketton 75-3 (Z. Manzoor 32no, S. Mahmood 32)
MARKET DEEPING by UFFINGTON by 7 wkts
Market Deeping 87-3 (A. Fisher 51).
Semi-final draw: Ties to be played Monday, June 13.
Bourne v, Ketton v Market Deeping