Newborough Bulls have clinched the Rutland Division Three title with two games to spare.
And they’ve done it in style. Their eight-wicket win at Kettering last weekend was a 13th win in 13 matches - only Division Four champions-elect Wellingborough Town can also boast a 1 00-per cent winning record in seven divisions of the Rutland League.
Vamshi Parvetheneni was the Bulls’ star at Kettering following a 2-31 spell with the ball with an innings of 62.
Ali Greenwood (3-31) also bowled well as Kettering were dismissed for just 130.
Greg Rowland (43) offered most support to Parvetheneni with the bat.
Newborough join Orton Park (Division Five) and Hampton (Division Seven) as confirmed Rutland League champions.
Market Deeping (Division Two) will join them this Sunday (August 30) providing they collect a handful of points from their final game of the season at home to Ufford Park.
Deeping sealed promotion back to Division One last weekend witha six-wicket success at Warboys.
Castor confirmed their promotion from Hunts Division Two with a 90-run win over Alconbury. Aussie Nathan Monaghan (71) and Ryan Evans (58) scored the bulk of Castor’s 228-5.
Monaghan also took four wickets as Alconbury replied with 138-8.
Castor now battle it out with Southill Park for the title. The teams are level on points and both have just one fixture remaining against Bharat Sports - Southill take them on this Saturday.
And there’s a thrilling climax in store in Division One.
Ufford Park will finish top if they beat Burghley Park in their final match on Saturday (August 29), but Ramsey seconds (away to Waresley) are waiting to pounce if the leaders slip up.
Ufford won a crucial game against fellow promotion-chasers Stamford Town by 16 runs last weekend.
Tanveer Hussain (4-19) destroyed the Stamford lower order after Tom Williams (71no) had looked set to steer his side to victory.