Peterborough Town frustrated by last pair, Conor’s rapid ton for Oundle, good Evans hat-trick for Castor, Bourne win again, Market Deeping lose again, England Lion can’t save Stamford

Peterborough Town’s bid for a second straight Northants Premier Division win was thwarted by a defiant last wicket stand on Saturday (May 1).

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 6:43 am
Peterborough Town skipper David Clarke is bowled for 13 by former teammate Danny Mohammed during a drawn game with Brigstock. Photo: David Lowndes.

Town dominated visitors Brigstock at Bretton Gate, but couldn’t prise out opener George Groenland, who batted throughout the innings for 81, or number 11 Ethan Delargy who survived 15 balls to secure a draw.

Brigstock closed on 159-9 in 50 overs after Town had been dismissed for 283 with Nick Paskins (69no) leading a consistent batting display.

Oundle delivered an excellent batting display in a drawn game at Desborough. All-rounder Conor Craig led the way with a brilliant unbeaten 143 from just 79 balls (five sixes, 21 fours) as Oundle piled up 368-4 in 50 overs. Opener Jack Bolsover (89) and captain Mark Hodgson (63) also scored freely. Desborough replied with just 187-6.

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Chris Milner on his way to 37 for Peterborough Town against Brigstock at Bretton Gate. Photo: David Lowndes.

Ben Wright and Pete Morgan struck half centuries as Bourne made it two wins out of two in the Lincs Premier Division with a comfortable success over Sleaford.

Market Deeping were well beaten at Grantham despite an unbeaten 76 from pro Zeeshan Manzoor and 58 from Dave Sargeant.

England Lion and Notts first-class player Zak Chappell made a rare appearance for his local club Stamford, but he couldn’t save them from defeat in a Cambs Division One fixture at Cambridge St Giles. Chappell took 1-23 from 10 overs and scored eight runs.

Castor opened their Division Two season with a six-wicket win over Old Leysians at Port Lane.

Left arm slow bowler Ryan Evans claimed 5-46 which included a hat-trick as the visitors were dismissed for 190. Skipper Reece Smith (68) then steered his side home against a team that beat them in the play-offs last season.

Peterborugh Town started their Rutland Division One title defence with an easy eight wicket win over Market Deeping at Bretton Gate yesterday (May 2) with youngsters Sam Jarvis (77) and Sulemain Saleem (75no) to the fore.

RESULTS

Northants League

Premier Division

Peterborough Town 283 (N. Paskins 69, S. Howard 40, C. Milner 37, S. Saleem 33) drew with Brigstock 159-9 (M. Edwards 3-45).

Oundle 368-4 (C. Craig 143no, J. Bolsover 89, M. Hodgson 63) drew with Desborough 187-6 (T. Norman 4-62).

LINCS PREMIER DIVISION

Bourne 256-8 (B. Wright 68, P. Morgan 54) beat Sleaford 171 (J. Berry 4-26) by 85 runs.

Grantham 278-4 beat Market Deeping 223-9 (Z. Manzoor 76no, D. Sargeant 58, S. Malton 36) by 55 runs.

CAMBS LEAGUE

Division One

Cambridge 2nds 203-7 beat March 201 (U. Ranathunga 49, R. Pitigala 39, by 3 wkts.

Cambridge St Giles 270-7 beat Stamford 197 (D. Stratton 50, A. Birch 41) by 73 runs.

Foxton 167-8 (J. Garner 3-25)beat Wisbech 164 (J. Williams 81, J. Bowers 30) by 2 wkts.

Histon 84-4 beat Ramsey 80 (M. Saunders 37no) by 6 wkts.

Division Two

Castor 193-4 (R. Smith 68, C. Parnell 35no) beat Old Leysians 190 (R. Evans 5-46, S. Dockerill 3-22) by 6 wkts.

Newmarket 361-5 beat Ufford Park 209 (A. Larkin 45, M. Smith 42) by 152 runs.

RUTLAND LEAGUE

Premier Division

Barnack 138-4 (A. Butt 44, D. Malik 38) beat City 137 (M. Saif 40, D. Ashraf 36, S. Amir 4-677, M. Yaseen 3-4, A. Akhtar 3-53) by 6 wkts.

Wisbech 204-5 (G. Freear 88no, J. Bowers 57) beat March 203-8 (C. Oldroyd 55no, T. Quinton 43, B. Chapman 31,G. Freear 4-24) by 5 wkts.

Peterborough Town 182-2 (S. Jarvis 77, S. Saleem 75no) beat Market Deeping 178-9 (R. Barnes 52, C. Gillett 32, J. Hook 32, N. Haider 4-37) by 8 wkts.