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Market Overton defeat Wigston in the Leicestershire League but Ketton Sports are defeated by Langtons




A superb six-wicket haul from Sammy Linford helped Market Overton maintain their unbeaten start to the Division Five East season in a low-scoring clash at Wigston on Saturday.

Marko had been bowled out for 89 after being asked to bat first with Dale Howkins and Tom Goodliffe top-scoring for the visitors with 21 and 23 respectively.

Wigston would fancied their chances of chasing down the target but Linford ripped through the top order of the home batting line-up.

Nathan Adams took 5-11 from four overs for Ketton Sports. (47267174)
Nathan Adams took 5-11 from four overs for Ketton Sports. (47267174)

He dismissed the first five Wigston batsmen after trapping two leg before, bowling one and then having two caught by Mark Hudson and Ben Warner.

His sixth wicket was clean bowled to finish with 6-22 from a terrific 10-over spell.

Marko then swept through Wigston's lower order as Hudson took a remarkable 3-2 from 6.5 overs that included four maidens.

Winston Wiggins also got in on the wicket-taking act to return 1-5 from his three overs as Marko recorded a third successive league win.

Dropped catches proved costly for Ketton Sports as they went down by 37 runs against Langtons in Division Three East.

The hosts spilled six opportunities during the match at Pit Lane including top-scoring opener Sadiq who went on to make 67 after being dropped in his teens.

Nathan Adams eventually dismissed the Langtons opener in a superb spell of bowling.

Adams took 5-11 from four fantastic overs while skipper Mat Bird struck twice as Langtons were bowled out for 227 after being put into bat.

Sports lost both openers cheaply but Laurence Davis looked back to his normal self by hitting a few boundaries in his 21 which will hopefully give him a boost for the rest of the season.

Jonny Smith batted well to top-score with 35 while Will Bird made 24 and Mat Bird 23 but Sports kept losing wickets as partnerships were building and were eventually bowled out for 163.

Ketton Sports 2nds came close to pulling off a remarkable win in their Division Eight East trip to Electricity Sports 4ths.

They travelled with just eight players but produced a superb effort to narrowly lose by only seven runs.

The hosts were bowled out for 70 by Sports as all of the visiting bowlers got among the wickets.

Xavier Wildsmith claimed an excellent 3-8 off 4.4 overs while Ackers took 3-26 from 10 overs. Ben Allison returned 2-7 and Nick Kennett 1-28.

Ackers then top-scored with 44 in Sports' reply after smashing five sixes and a four as they were dismissed for 63 in their reply.



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