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Round-up of the action in the Rutland League




Uffington were celebrating a victory double over Market Deeping on Sunday after claiming a brace of wins in the Rutland League clashes between the two clubs.

The Division One meeting between the first teams saw Uffington record an eight-wicket win with the villagers then triumphing by a similar margin in the Division Four East match between their second strings.

Rob Bentley was the star performer in the first team match as he hit an unbeaten 100 to help Uffington's chase down Deeping's target of 199-2.

Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023316)
Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023316)

The Outgang Road side had been asked to bat first and Josh Smith (47) led their early charge before Connor Gillett (82no) and Sam Malton (50no) enjoyed a prolific unbroken third wicket partnership.

Harry Carter and Simon Larter picked up a wicket each for Uffington who then reached their target with more than three overs to spare.

Despite Alex Green and James Hook taking a wicket apiece, Uffington opener Rob Dunn was unmoved on 68 not out while Bentley blasted a brilliant century to secure their victory.

Market Deeping 2nds were dismissed for 79 in their match as Will Fry returned a fantastic 5-9 from eight overs.

Michael Holden top-scored for Deeping with 25 while James Laude made 14.

Laude and Richard Pickering collected a wicket each in the Uffington reply, but the hosts were always in control through the efforts of Matthew Tarrant (15), James Saralis (16) and skipper Dean Cornish who steered his side home inside 20 overs with an unbeaten 28.

Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023334)
Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023334)

Burghley Park claimed a narrow six-run success over the visiting City club in their Division One match.

The Stamford side had made a decent 222-9 from their 45 overs with opener Ben Woodward hitting six fours and three sixes in his 63.

Joe Youngs added 44 with Mark Saunders (25) and Tanveer Mahmood (29) both contributing the Burghley cause.

Josh Carder then produced a superb spell of bowling to help dismiss the City club for 216 in their reply.

Carder claimed 5-19 from seven overs and was given strong support by Youngs who returned 3-17 from four overs.

Oakham made it three wins out of three in Division Two after a 52-run home success over Werrington.

Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023382)
Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023382)

Their top order were in fine form as openers Fergus Cato and Angus Owen got Oakham off to a strong start with a superb 141-run stand for the first wicket.

Cato cracked nine fours and a six in his 82 while Owen hit five boundaries in a second successive half-century for the Sunday side.

Joe Arkwright (29), Tom Dryden (21), Cameron Flowers (35) and Darren Jones (21) then helped maintain the momentum as Oakham amassed 259-7 from their 45 overs.

Werrington were restricted to 207-9 in their reply as Mark Owen, Will Stuart-Jones, Angus Owen and Irfan Amin all collected two wickets for the triumphant hosts.

Bourne were bowled out for 99 in their 40-run defeat against Newborough in Division Two.

Henry Brewster had taken 3-15 from four overs and Drew Kirtland-Blundell 3-9 off 5.5 as Newborough were for 139.

Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023437)
Uffington defeated Market Deeping in Sunday's Rutland League Division One clash. Photo: Alan Walters (47023437)

Despite opener Jordan Temple top-scoring with 29, Bourne fell short in their reply as Tom Olley and Vamshi Parvathaneni both pocketed three wickets for Newborough.

Jon Howard (11), William Gardner (15) and Calum Fawcett (18no) were the only other Bourne batsmen to make double figures.

Ketton Sports were awarded the points after Nassington conceded their clash in Division Three while Ufford Park 2nds were three-wicket winners at Moulton Harrox in Division Four East.

George Weed took 2-29 from seven overs while Damian Willatt bowled five maidens in a miserly eight-over spell of 1-6 as Harrox were restricted to 120-7 from 40 overs.

Opener Nick Farrer top-scored with 28 in the Ufford reply as the hosts secured victory in the 36th over with Weed unbeaten on 27 and Andrew Hinton 18 not out.



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