Twenty/20: Oundle smash their way into the county final

Petrus Jeftha smacked 81 not out from 47 balls for Oundle against East Haddon.

Petrus Jeftha smacked 81 not out from 47 balls for Oundle against East Haddon.

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Oundle’s blistering batting in the Northants Twenty/20 Cup continued as they thrashed East Haddon by 117 runs in a semi-final at Milton Road tonight (July 28).

Oundle have enjoyed the luck of the draw this season, but they’ve taken advantage in breath-taking fashion. They posted 213-4 in their 20 overs tonight to make it an astonishing 929 runs in four matches in the competition.

Things will be considerably tougher in tomorrow’s (July 29) final as Finedon provide the opposition at Overstone CC. Finedon beat Rushton, conquerors of former National finallists Peterborough Town in an earlier round, by 25 runs in the other semi-final.

Finedon will be the first Premier Division to tacakle Oundle in this year’s competition, but the Milton Road men couldn’t go into the game in better heart. And not just because they haven’t lost a Twenty/20 game all summer.

Petrus Jeftha hammered an unbeaten 81 from just 47 balls for Oundle this evening, while Callum Greaves thrashed an undefeated 58 from 23 balls. Greaves thumped 28 in one over.

East Haddon, who play their Northants League cricket in Division One, were dismissed for 96 in reply. Colin Ray claimed four wickets in front of a huge Oundle home crowd.