Rutland League have been quick on the draws

Holders Wisbech will start their defence of the Rutland League’s John Wilcox Trophy with an away game at Isham.

Ben Stokes has cost England the Ashes.

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I have no doubt Ben Stokes will be given a hero’s welcome when he returns to the England cricket team.

Graeme Swann is a terrible commentator.

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It probably wouldn’t be easy telling a joke straight after Peter Kay, or attempting a 20 foot putt after Jordan Spieth.


Ashes column: Men behaving badly

If it hadn’t been for Kerry Packer, World Series Cricket and the smartphone, England’s Ben Stokes might well be out in Australia defending the Ashes, this winter, rather than waiting at home to see if he’ll be charged with actual bodily harm, after that brawl in Bristol, last September.

Sledging legend Ajaz Akhtar.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Thank goodness the tedious sledging will soon be over

How relieved I was when David Haye slipped over and hurt his arm.

Paul McMahon bowling for Peterborough Town.

LATEST NEWS: Peterborough Town say farewell to their top-class professional

Peterborough Town have said farewell to one of local cricket’s most successful club professionals.

Market Deeping Cricket's Club's new heavy-duty roller.

CRICKET: Market Deeping are on a roll

Market Deeping Cricket Club have recently benefited from a £35,000 investment from local construction business Mick George Ltd.

Award winners pictured from the left are Russ Evans (Ryans dad), Stuart Dockerill, Simon Brown, Mark Wheat and Jon Moulds.

AWARDS NIGHT: Trophy double for Snart

Castor Cricket Club held their annual presentation of awards at Peterborough Milton Golf Club.

England skipper Joe Root (left) with coach Paul Farbrace.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Blame the system as much as the selectors

That rumbling noise coming from Down Under has been caused by Australian cricket fans laughing their heads off at England’s Ashes squad.

Ajaz Akhtar on his way to 58 for Barnack against Market Deeping. The wicket-keeper is Dave Sargeant. Photo: David Lowndes.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Deeping down after a dramatic final day

The most competitive Rutland Division One season for years received the finale it deserved yesterday (September 24).

Key Barnack player Asim Butt.

PREVIEW: Battle to be re-joined at Barnack

There’s a second attempt to play the big Rutland Division One relegation battle between Barnack and Market Deeping on Sunday (September 24, 12.30pm).

Sam Evison in action.

MERIT TABLE: Super Sam takes 5-2

Sam Evison topped the Peterborough Telegraph Merit Table bowling charts with a 5-2 spell for Bourne in a Rutland Division One win over Oundle.

Barnack CC at 3pm yesterday. Photo: David Gillett, Market Deeping CC.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Commitee order big relegation battle to be re-staged this weekend

The Rutland League commitee have ordered Barnack and Market Deeping to play their big Division One relegation battle this Sunday (September 24) following a controversial abandonment of the fixture yesterday (September 17).

Peterborough Town's Joe Dawborn took 53 Northants Premier Division wickets.

ROUND-UP: Peterborough Town finish third, but Dawborn is leading wicket-taker again

Peterborough Town had to settle for third place in the Northants Premier Division after a frustrating end to the season yesterday (September 16).

Hero of the week Jimmy Anderson.

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Guess the England cricket squad for the Ashes tour this winter has become a popular game in the national press.

Ajaz Akhtar is a key Barnack player.

PREVIEW: Big day at the bottom of Rutland Division One

Relegation from Division One of the Rutland League will be confirmed on Sunday (September 17) with four teams still in danger.

Jamie Smith took 5-44 for Peterborough Town against Nassington.

MERIT TABLE/ROUND-UP: King’s Keys reach new heights, Spalding and Newborough also promoted

King’s Keys will play in Rutland Division One for the first time next season after pinching runners-up spot in Division Two on the final day of the season (September 10).

Peterborough Town skipper David Clarke in action.

REACTION: Lesser teams ruined Peterborough Town’s title bid

Old rivals Finedon ended Peterborough Town’s Northants Premier Division title challenge last weekend, but the real damage was done by lesser sides according to frustrated skipper David Clarke.

Charismatic Ketton skipper Rob Vitas.

ROUND-UP: Ketton have climbed Everest under the leadership of Rob Vitas

Charismatic Ketton captain Rob Vitas has described winning the Cambs Division One title for the first time as a ‘surreal’ moment.

Jamie Smith claimed 5-44 for Peterborough Town against Nassington.

RUTLAND LEAGUE: Wisbech win title, but there’s a four-team battle to avoid the drop next weekend

Wisbech have won the Division One title for the first time in the club’s history.

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