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Uppingham Town Cricket Club defeat Ashby Hastings in Division One of the Leicestershire League




Uppingham Town made it two wins from two with a 15-run success against Ashby Hastings in their Division One clash at Castle Hill.

Batting first, Town shot out of the blocks with Ben Farnsworth (37) and Jack Vickerman (29) putting on 66 for the first wicket at little under a run a ball before both fell within three deliveries of each other.

Sam Hodson (21) and Mark Cox (23) kept up the momentum, reaching the 100 in 15 overs.

Danny Dumford scored 42 runs and took two wickets for Uppingham. (46810392)
Danny Dumford scored 42 runs and took two wickets for Uppingham. (46810392)

However, a pattern was emerging that of batsmen getting in and not going on to really make a score.

In total six Uppingham players passed 20, but none of them reached the 50 that would have been the key to a big total.

Danny Dumford top-scored with 42 while an enterprising 38 from Toby Rees - coming in at 179-7 - saw Town past the 200 mark and onto a decent score of 234-9.

Jake Poole was the star with the ball for the visitors with figures of 5-41 from his nine overs.

With the ball Uppingham made immediate in-roads into the Ashby line-up.

Both openers were sent back for single figure scores, but skipper Will Legg was taking control and smacking the ball around the field before his dismissal made the score 80-4 after his contribution of 60 runs.

With him removed, the Ashby innings followed a similar pattern to that of the Uppingham effort.

Every player from number five onwards reached double figures, but a steady flow of wickets meant they were always just behind the run rate.

Uppingham used seven different bowlers and all of them took wickets, Cox leading the way with 3-43 while Danny Dumford (2-44) was the other multiple wicket-taker.

Uppingham are on the road this weekend as they tackle Loughborough Town 2nds, a side looking for their first win of the season.

Half-centuries from Tom Scott and Lee Middleton helped secure victory for Uppingham 2nds in their Division Seven East clash at Fleckney Village.

The hosts had been restricted to 204-5 from their 40 overs with Kevin Webster claiming 3-26 from a tight 10-over spell for Town.

Dan Snaith (35) and George Scott (29) put on 41 runs for the first Uppingham wicket with James Cross (19) helping add another 45 for the second stand.

Tom Scott then hit an unbeaten 58 with Middleton 51 not out in an unbroken 86-run partnership that saw Town to victory in the final over.



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