SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Blame the system as much as the selectors

That rumbling noise coming from Down Under has been caused by Australian cricket fans laughing their heads off at England’s Ashes squad.

Ajaz Akhtar on his way to 58 for Barnack against Market Deeping. The wicket-keeper is Dave Sargeant. Photo: David Lowndes.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Deeping down after a dramatic final day

The most competitive Rutland Division One season for years received the finale it deserved yesterday (September 24).

Key Barnack player Asim Butt.

PREVIEW: Battle to be re-joined at Barnack

There’s a second attempt to play the big Rutland Division One relegation battle between Barnack and Market Deeping on Sunday (September 24, 12.30pm).

Sam Evison in action.

MERIT TABLE: Super Sam takes 5-2

Sam Evison topped the Peterborough Telegraph Merit Table bowling charts with a 5-2 spell for Bourne in a Rutland Division One win over Oundle.

Barnack CC at 3pm yesterday. Photo: David Gillett, Market Deeping CC.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Commitee order big relegation battle to be re-staged this weekend

The Rutland League commitee have ordered Barnack and Market Deeping to play their big Division One relegation battle this Sunday (September 24) following a controversial abandonment of the fixture yesterday (September 17).

Peterborough Town's Joe Dawborn took 53 Northants Premier Division wickets.

ROUND-UP: Peterborough Town finish third, but Dawborn is leading wicket-taker again

Peterborough Town had to settle for third place in the Northants Premier Division after a frustrating end to the season yesterday (September 16).

Hero of the week Jimmy Anderson.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: England’s shallow talent pool, heroic Anderson, pundits dim, Murray smart

Guess the England cricket squad for the Ashes tour this winter has become a popular game in the national press.

Ajaz Akhtar is a key Barnack player.

PREVIEW: Big day at the bottom of Rutland Division One

Relegation from Division One of the Rutland League will be confirmed on Sunday (September 17) with four teams still in danger.

Jamie Smith took 5-44 for Peterborough Town against Nassington.

MERIT TABLE/ROUND-UP: King’s Keys reach new heights, Spalding and Newborough also promoted

King’s Keys will play in Rutland Division One for the first time next season after pinching runners-up spot in Division Two on the final day of the season (September 10).

Peterborough Town skipper David Clarke in action.

REACTION: Lesser teams ruined Peterborough Town’s title bid

Old rivals Finedon ended Peterborough Town’s Northants Premier Division title challenge last weekend, but the real damage was done by lesser sides according to frustrated skipper David Clarke.

Charismatic Ketton skipper Rob Vitas.

ROUND-UP: Ketton have climbed Everest under the leadership of Rob Vitas

Charismatic Ketton captain Rob Vitas has described winning the Cambs Division One title for the first time as a ‘surreal’ moment.

Jamie Smith claimed 5-44 for Peterborough Town against Nassington.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Wisbech win title, but there’s a four-team battle to avoid the drop next weekend

Wisbech have won the Division One title for the first time in the club’s history.

Ketton skipper Rob Vitas (left) is celebrating a Cambs Division One title.

ROUND-UP: Ketton are champions, March are relegated, Ufford Park are safe

Ketton have sealed their first Cambs Division One title with a match to spare.

Joe Dawborn claimed three wickets for Peterborough Town at Finedon.

NORTHANTS LEAGUE: Peterborough Town’s title challenge fizzles out, while champions-elect are crushing Oundle

Peterborough Town’s Northants Premier Division title challenge fizzled out in dismal fashion today (September 9).

Asim Butt is in great form for Peterborough Town.

PREVIEW: Peterborough Town are showing title-winning form

Peterborough Town have hit form at just the right time as the Northants Premier Division title race comes down to a two-match, three-horse race.

Key Ketton player Tom Sole.

PREVIEW: Ketton closing in on first Cambs Division One title

Ketton could seal the Cambs Division One title tomorrow (September 9).

Qamar Javed cracked 164 not out for Sheikh 11 against Buckden.

MERIT TABLE/ROUND-UP: Qamar smashes Sheikh to title, Bharat and Long Sutton are crowned champions

Sheikh 11 sealed the Division Five title in style thanks to a brilliant innings from opener Qamar Javed (September 3).

Ajaz Akhtar finished 88 not out for Barnack against Peterborough Town.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Ajaz batters old club, Stamford are down, but Deeping fight on

Ajaz Akhtar battered a former club to keep Barnack’s head above water in Rutland Division One.

Jonathan Cade took 6-35 for Ramsey at Nassington.

CAMBS LEAGUE: Leaders win in 17 overs, six of the best for Cade, March almost down, good Evans as Castor win a thriller

Division One frontrunners Ketton scored a rather hollow win against seven-man St Ives at Pit Lane yesterday (September 2).

Jamie Morgan cracked 108 for Market Deeping at Louth.

LINCS PREMIER DIVISION: Morgan is mighty for Market Deeping, Bourne thrashed, Spalding relegated

Jamie Morgan struck his first ton of the Lincs Premier Division season as Market Deeping blasted their way to a 138-run win at lowly Louth yesterday (September 2).

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