CRICKET: Captain Morgan blasts his way into the Rutland record books

Pete Morgan cracked an unbeaten 270 for Bourne against Uppingham.
Pete Morgan cracked an unbeaten 270 for Bourne against Uppingham.

Bourne captain Pete Morgan blasted his way into club and competition record books with a brilliant double ton in a Rutland Division One game against reigning champions Uppingham yesterday (April 24).

Morgan finished on 270 not out as Bourne amassed 392-1 in their 45 overs against an under-strength visiting outfit at the Abbey Lawns.

Josh Bowers made 66 for Wisbech at Ufford Park.

Josh Bowers made 66 for Wisbech at Ufford Park.

The innings is believed to be a Rutland League record. It’s definitely a record high for the top flight and the biggest individual score ever recorded by a Bourne player, beating the 231 scored by Steve Dixon in a lower division Rutland game against works side Newage.

Morgan cracked 10 sixes and 33 fours. He put on 98 for the first wicket with Rob Bentley (32) and an unbroken 294 with Jordan Temple (72no).

Shell-shocked Uppingham were shot out for 125 in reply with Tom Dixon - son of Steve -taking 6-32.

Nassington completed an impressive free-scoring weekend with a 90-run win over Peterborough Town.

Tom Norman had smacked a ton in a Cambs League match 24 hours earlier, when Conor Craig hammered 97 from 56 balls, and they were both at it again yesterday against a Town side depleted by Minor Counties call-ups and a first round tie in the National Clubs Knockout competition.

Norman thumped 97 and Craig 52 from 21 balls as Nassington piled up 251 before dismissing Town for 161. Dan Banadaranaike also struck 52 for the winners.

Market Deeping beat Barnack by 67 runs which featured a first, first XI half century for Conor Gillett, son of club legend Dave.

Gillett junior stroked 63 of Deeping’s 207-9. Aussie import Zac Simmonds(41 & 3-19) and 15 year-old Pat Harrington (41) also impressed.

Alex Martin’s classy 72 saw Oundle speed past Stamford’s 125 and seal a seven-wicket win, while Josh Bowers bashed 66 as Wisbech cruised to an eight-wicket win at Ufford Park.

BOURNE beat UPPINGHAM by 267 runs

Bourne 392-1 (P. Morgan 270no, J. Temple 72no, R. Bentley 32).

Uppingham 125 (H. Wade 31, T. Dixon 6-32, J. Berry 2-49).

NASSINGTON beat PETERBOROUGH TOWN by 90 runs

Nassington 251 (T. Norman 87, C. Craig 52, D. Bandaranaike 52, C. Parnell 4-33, K. Jones 2-44).

Town 161 (K. Jones 23, H. Bell 3-34, H. Bashir 2-12).

STAMFORD lost to OUNDLE by 7 wkts

Stamford 125 (T. Williams 38, T. Juggins 37no, J. Bolsover 3-23, J. Charlton 3-36, G. Martin 2-32).

Oundle 126-3 (A. Martin 72, T. Moreki 28no, P. Foster 20).

UFFORD PARK lost to WISBECH by 8 wkts

Ufford Park 100 (D. Harrington 49, W. Javed 23, G. Freear 4-33, J. Mallett 2-23).

Wisbech 104-2 (J. Bowers 66, R. Howell 20no).

MARKET DEEPING beat BARNACk by 67 runs

Market Deeping 207-9 (C. Gillett 63, Z. Simmonds 41, P. Harrington 41).

Barnack 140 (T. Ahmed 45, M. Yaseen 30, Z, Simmonds 3-19, P. Brown 2-10, M. Adatia 2-15, J. Andrews 2-48).