MERIT TABLE: Lions have the rest of the Rutland League on the run

Zeeshan Manzoor has been striking plenty of Rutland League runs for Ketton Lions.
Zeeshan Manzoor has been striking plenty of Rutland League runs for Ketton Lions.

Ketton Lions players are dominating the Rutland League batting charts.

The Lions will return to the top flight next season, probably with a 100 per cent winning record from a so-far perfect Division Two campaign.

Ketton Lions' star Shakir Mahmood has scored the most Rutland League runs this season.

Ketton Lions' star Shakir Mahmood has scored the most Rutland League runs this season.

They made it 14 wins from 14 games with an 82-run success at Castor last weekend (August 7) when opener Peter Rowe made 110.

That took Rowe up to sixth in the Rutland League high scorers list. In a six-division competition, Ketton provide three of the top six run-getters.

Gifted all-rounder Shakir Mahmood leads the way with 793 runs, just five more than big-hitting team-mate Zeeshan Manzoor.

In third place is Wisbech legend Gary Freear who has been in awesome form in the last six weeks.

Peter Rowe of Ketton Lions

Peter Rowe of Ketton Lions

Since July 1, Freear has scored 686 runs in weekend matches for Wisbech at an average of 114. He’s recorded three tons in that time including an unbeaten 143 in a 75-run Division One win over Oundle last weekend.

Bourne skipper Pete Morgan is fourth in the list with 709 top-flight runs with Grantham’s Joe Dobson fifth on 646.

BATTING

G. Freear (Wisbech) *143

A. Mclean (CAMRA) 126

M. Cafferkey (Ramsey) 123

A. Bandaranaike (Nassington) *112

P. Rowe (Ketton) 110

E. Smith (Ramsey 2nds) 109

D. Christmas (Bourne 2nds) 106

G. Hook (Burghley Park) *104

S. Hayat (Peterborough Town 2nds) 100

Sunny Singh (King’s Keys) 100

D. Jones (Ramsey) 92

H. Majeed (Spalding) 88

J. Bowers (Wisbech) 81

D. Emmington (Wisbech 2nds) *78

B. Pyle (March) 77

N. Wright (CAMRA) 77

S. Pollard (Whittlesey 2nds) 75

K. Hibbert (Moulton Harrox) *73

B. Graves (Oundle) 72

M. Asif (AK 11) 69

R. Keymer (Ufford Park) 67

M. Richardson (Baston) 67

F. Mirza (Alconbury) *66

T. Norris (Spalding) 66

F. Khan (Huntingdon) 65

P. Taylor (Ufford Park 2nds) 65

S. Farooq (Castor) 64

P. Holland (Stamford) 64

K. Medcalf (Peterborough Town 2nds) 64

Glyn Smith (Sawtry) *62

G. Ali (Falcon) 62

C. Booth (Long Sutton) 62

S. Moody (Uffington 2nds) 62

J. Bolsover (Oundle) 61

J. Berry (Bourne) *60

N. Jones (Uffington) 60

N. Walker (Nassington 2nds) 60

D. Griffin (Uffington) *58

C. Gillett (Market Deeping) 57

A. Hulme (Stamford) 57

A. Dair (Newborough) 56

A. Sheikh (Huntingdon) 56

N. Cowley (Burghley Park) *55

A. Morris (Nassington 2nds) *55

M. Durham (Orton Park 2nds) 55

J. Hook (Spalding) 55

J. Martin (Market Deeping 2nds) 55

J. Burgess (Sawtry) *54

S. Hassain (Barnack) 54

T. Sculthorpe (Ketton 2nds) *53

D. Drage (Whittlesey) 52

D. Kennedy (Welby Cavaliers) 52

J. Markland (Ramsey) 52

T. Bentley (Uffington 2nds) 51

F. Akbar (Alconbury) *50

C. Beard (Burghley Park) *50

A. Akhter (March) 50

Kuldip Singh (King’s Keys) 50

*Denotes not out

BOWLING

J. Berry (Bourne) 7-36

R. Witt (Market Deeping) 6-29

J. Phillips (Hunts U25s) 5-14

Z. Manzoor (Ketton) 5-19

T. Zamir (Falcon) 5-23

S. Nicholls (Burghley Park) 5-27

U. Anjum (Huntingdon) 5-31

J. Roberts (Oundle 2nds) 5-49

J. Hargreaves (Wisbech) 5-57