Six of the best for White in Wakerley win; Sports 2nds stay top after derby victory
Uppingham Town produced their best performance of the Leicestershire League Division One season to defeat table-topping Loughborough Carillon on Saturday which allowed near neighbours Oakham to move into pole position.
A brilliant bowling display by the Town attack saw Carillon dismissed for just 91 in 26 overs with only three batsmen reaching double figures.
Alex Ashwin and Colan Bartram led the Town charge with four wicket hauls after returning 4-23 and 4-26 respectively.
Opener Mark Trimingham was the only Carillon batsman to offer much resistance with 26 as Town backed up their bowlers with a fantastic fielding performance which saw Ben Farnsworth take a hat-trick of catches while wicket-keeper Jamie Dumford bagged a brace.
Mark Cox also claimed a couple of wickets after conceding just 10 runs from his six-over spell.
Town openers Jamie Dumford and Farnsworth then made light work of the run chase by steering Uppingham to victory inside 13 overs.
Farnsworth smashed eight fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 58 while skipper Dumford was 27 not out at the close.
Rob Taylor took on the run-scoring responsibilities as Oakham claimed top spot with another emphatic success on Saturday.
Despite the absence of the free-scoring Wes Durston, Taylor thumped 125 runs as Oakham cruised to a 157-run success at Electricity Sports.
Taylor - who had scored 116 for the MCC against Burghley Park at the Stamford club's cricket week 24 hours earlier - helped Oakham post a daunting 276-7 from a rain-reduced 35 overs.
Calvin Flowers (45), Shaun Morris (25) and Shyam Lakhani (31) also gave solid support to Taylor - a former Scotland international who is the women’s cricket head coach and performance manager at Loughborough University.
Darran Jones was then Oakham's star performer with the ball as he returned 4-21 from seven overs as Electricity Sports were skittled out for 119.
Charlie Baker also picked up a couple of wickets to help move Oakham 14 points clear of second-placed Newtown Linford who are the visitors to the Lime Kilns on Saturday.
Ketton Sports slipped out of the promotion places in Division Three after a narrow two-wicket home defeat against second-placed Shree Sanatan.
They were restricted to 163-7 from their rain-reduced 35 overs with the visitors securing the success with just seven balls remaining.
Market Overton went down to a 133-run defeat at Wigston Town in a Division Five East match which was reduced to 40 overs after a rain-delayed start.
Wigston made the most of winning the toss and electing to bat first as they racked up 221-7 with opener Jason Helmn hitting 105.
David Lambert took two wickets for Marko with Kyle Spence, Ritchie Watt and Mark Hudson all collecting one apiece.
Hudson top-scored with 36 in Marko's reply but, apart from Spence striking 19, none of the other batsmen reached double figures as they were dismissed for 88. Vikas Ashokkumar was the pick of the Wigston attack after taking 5-19 from 5.3 overs.
Jonny White was in sensational form with the ball for Wakerley & Barrowden as they won by five wickets at Ashby Carington in Division Nine East.
White took 6-12 from a superb seven over spell as the hosts were bowled out for 121 in just 28 overs.
Chris White claimed 2-25 from a similar spell while there was a wicket apiece for Aaron Rawlings and Ronan Sillery.
Despite losing a couple of early wickets at the start of their reply, Ben Farrer (30) and Matt Key (29) put on 59 runs for the third wicket.
Chris White then hit an unbeaten 34 as Barrowden bagged their fourth win of the season inside 23 overs.
Half-centuries from Tim Hawkins and Simon Smith kept Ketton Sports 2nds at the top of Division Nine East after a 15-run derby victory over Uppingham Town 3rds.
In a match reduced to 35 overs, Hawkins (52) and Smith (58) helped steer Sports to 212-6 with Ben Allison unbeaten on 23 at the end of their allocation.
William Hiorns and Jack Godfrey both bagged a brace apiece for Uppingham who were then bowled out by 197 in their reply.
Godfrey top-scored for Town with 58 while there were also half-centuries for Simon Brown (56) and Andy Cross (50).
Adam Renton was again among the wickets for Sports with 4-44 while Smith claimed 3-24 from his nine over spell.