Hunts CCC beat Northants, but Over 60s lose despite Peterborough Town chairman’s heroics, plus all the top run scorers and wicket-takers from the weekend

It was a mixed day for Hunts County Cricket Club yesterday (August 4) with the first XI beating Northants Academy in a thrilling friendly, but the over 60s losing to a powerful Essex outfit in an ‘informal league’ clash.
Brian Howard batting for Hunts Over 60s against Essex. Photo: David Lowndes.Brian Howard batting for Hunts Over 60s against Essex. Photo: David Lowndes.
Brian Howard batting for Hunts Over 60s against Essex. Photo: David Lowndes.

Hunts beat the Northants youngsters by two wickets after being set a victory target of 247 at Desborough. Oundle Town brothers Harrison and Conor Craig both struck half centuries for Hunts as did Janak Valand of Hinckley Town. Harrison Craig also claimed three wickets.

Peterborough Town chairman Brian Howard rescued the over 60s from 47-7 on his home turf at Bretton Gate with a fine innings of 74 batting at number six, but a final total of 136-7 didn’t stretch an Essex side featuring three England age group players.

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Last weekend Shiva Teekasingh rescued Newborough Bulls from 72-5 with a brilliant 104 to set up a 188-run win over Grantham seconds in South Lincs Division One West. Teekasingh also bagged 3-4 as Grantham were skittled for just 98.

Ali Anthony of Hunts Over 60s is bowled at Bretton Gate. Photo: David Lowndes.Ali Anthony of Hunts Over 60s is bowled at Bretton Gate. Photo: David Lowndes.
Ali Anthony of Hunts Over 60s is bowled at Bretton Gate. Photo: David Lowndes.

And Baston shot Freiston seconds out for just 13 in a South Lincs Division Two clash to complete a 183-run win. Jules McAlpine (5-5) and David Conlon (4-3) did the damage in just eight overs and four balls. Liam Davies struck 52 for Baston.

Orton Park third-team teenager Thomas Smith fell for 99 in a friendly win over Brampton just a week after scoring his first 50. Divyesh Vaseeharan, who is just 13, recorded his first senior 50 for Orton in a Rutland League defeat at Kimbolton.

Top of the PT merit table charts this week were Sam Evison of Bourne and Josh Newton of Moulton Harrox who both cracked 122 against Stamford Town and Spalding seconds respectively.

MERIT TABLE

Batting

S. Evison (Bourne) *122

J. Newton (Moulton Harrox) 122

M. Rose (Moulton Harrox) 109

Josh Smith (P’boro Town) 106

S. Teekasingh (Newborough) 104

T. Smith (Orton Park 3rds) 99

J. Ireland (Laxton) *88

J. Temple (Bourne) 82

P. Foster (Oundle) 80

K. Judd (Market Deeping) 78

B. Howard (Hunts Over 60s) 74

W. De Capell Brooke (Oundle 2nds) 73

M. Wheat (Castor) *71

A. Wright (Long Sutton) 71

D. Clarke (P’boro Town) 68

T. Muhammad (Falcon) 68

N. Ahmed (King’s Keys) 65

S. Malton (Market Deeping) *62

S. Albutt (Wisbech) 60

H. Craig (Hunts) 60

A. Khattak (Werrington) 60

T. Dancy (Burghley Park) 59

J. Hook (Market Deeping) 59

J. Biggs (Burghley Park 2nds) 58

P. Morgan (Bourne) 57

S. Shah (Oundle 2nds) 57

J. Valand (Hunts) 57

A. Pike (Uffington) 55

A. Walker (Newborough 2nds) 54

C. Craig (Hunts) 54

M. Waqas (Hampton) 54

T. Wilkin (Orton Park) 54

D. Vasaheeran (Orton Park) *52

F. Adil (Ufford Park) 52

L. Davies (Baston) 52

D. Haynes (Wisbech) 52

J. Malton (Market Deeping) 52


B. Woodward (Burghley Park) 52

A. Johnson (Castor 2nds) *51

M. Drake (Bretton) *50

*Denotes not out

Bowling

J. Wyatt (Huntingdon) 7-24

J. McAlpine (Baston) 5-5

G. Borrett (Orton Park 3rds) 5-23

K. Singh (Peterborough Town) 5-30

M. Yaseen (Barnack) 5-31

D. Oldham (P’boro Town 2nds) 5-36

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