Fenmen end Uppingham’s unbeaten run

Marcus Howard cracked 85 not out for Peterborough Town against Oundle.
Marcus Howard cracked 85 not out for Peterborough Town against Oundle.

Wisbech became the first team this season to beat leaders Uppingham in Rutland Division One yesterday (July 12).

Uppingham had won their previous nine top-flight matches before arriving at Harecroft Road, but were soon struggling.

Tom Meyrick (4-20), Brodie Ellis (3-27) and Gary Freear (3-34) did the damage as Uppingham were dismissed for just 102, a total the home side passed for the loss of five wickets.

Uppingham still hold a considerable lead at the top although a couple of the division’s big-hitters found some form yesterday.

Reigning champions Peterborough Town have finally clambered out of the relegation zone after beating Oundle by 42 runs, while Bourne skipper Pete Morgan blasted 128 in rapid time at Eaton Socon.

David Clarke (90no) and Marcus Howard (85) starred as Town amassed 196-4 in a match shortened to 30 overs per side by heavy rain. Clarke hit three sixes, while Morgan hit seven maximums as Bourne smashed 234-4 in just 26 overs at Eaton Socon to set up a 64-run win.

Stamford beat Nassington in a dramatic Burghley sixes final on Friday (July 10) and beat them again rather more easily in a league game yesterday.

Simon Prentice kept wicket in the sixes final, but bagged 6-23 in the league match as Nassington collapsed to 71 all-out.

OUNDLE lost to PETERBOROUGH TOWN by 42 runs

Town 196-4 (D. Clarke 90no, M. Howard 85, J. Bolsover 3-65).

Oundle 154-8 (J. Dalley 42, J. Brackenbury 29no, P. Foster 25, C. Greaves 20, T. Sanderson 3-16, J. Smith 2-22, C. Parnell 2-39),

STAMFORD beat NASSINGTON by 6 wkts

Nassington 71 (R. Duffy 26, S. Prentice 6-23, R. Field 2-0, C. Birch 2-25).

Stamford 72-4 (A. Hulme 22, S. Lem 21no, R. Duffy 2-18).

EATON SOCON lost to BOURNE by 64 runs

Bourne 234-4 (P. Morgan 128, J. Berry 39, R. Bentley 20no).

Eaton Socon 170-9 (T. Dixon 4-30, J. Temple 2-18, J. Murdoch 2-51).

WISBECH beat UPPINGHAM by 5 wkts

Uppingham 102 (T. Meyrick 4-20, B. Ellis 3-27, G. Freear 3-34).

Wisbech 104-5 (D. Haynes 38, J. Esser 26no).