Holders Nasington were beaten in their opening 2016 Jaidka Cup match last night (May 17).
Oundle emerged victorious by 10 runs at Milton Road thanks mainly to the all-round efforts of Rushton CC’s Minor Counties star Andy Reynoldson.
Reynoldson’s unbeaten 44 helped Oundle up to 115-4 in their 10 overs and he picked up 3-18 as Nassington were dismissed for 105.
Ben Graves (28) aided an Oundle recovery from 38-3. Aussie Adam McDermott bashed 31 from 22 balls for Nassington.
The teams meet again on Wednesday May 25.
There are two more zonal matches tonight when a win for Wisbech over Ramsey would see them through to the semi-finals.
Bourne host Market Deeping in a group match tonight, but Peterborough Town’s opening game in the competition has been delayed until tomorrow (May 19) because of rain.
Tuesday, May 17
OUNDLE beat NASSINGTON by 10 runs
Oundle 115-4 (A. Reynoldson 44no, B. Graves 28, T. Norman 2-29).
Nassington 105 (A. McDermott 31, A. Reynoldson 3-18, M. Hodgson 2-26).
Wednesday, May 18
Wisbech Wildcats v Ramsey Raiders, Royal Challengers Bournegalore v Deeping Dragons.
Thursday, May 19
Barnack Eagles v Peterborough Town Titans,