RUTLAND LEAGUE: Bourne blitz Stamford, Nassington stay perfect

Sam Evison finished unbeaten on 23 for Bourne against Stamford.
Sam Evison finished unbeaten on 23 for Bourne against Stamford.
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Bourne are setting a scorching pace at the top of Rutland Division One after maintaining their perfect record yesterday (May 1).

Bourne made it three wins out of three with a quickfire nine-wicket win over Stamford Town at the Abbey Lawns. Pete Morgan’s men have yet to drop a solitary bonus point.

Brodie Ellis bagged 5-27 for Wisbech at Barnack.

Brodie Ellis bagged 5-27 for Wisbech at Barnack.

Yesterday’s game lasted just 40 overs and three balls as Stamford were shot out for just 66, a total Bourne passed for the loss of skipper Morgan (34) in just nine overs.

Tom Dixon (4-18) and Matt Kidd (2-14) had been the men in form with the ball.

Nassington are second in the table after collecting their second win in two matches.

Nassington were again in free-scoring form, reaching 250 for the second Sunday in a row to set up a 129-run win at reigning champions Uppingham.

Openers Harrison Craig (82) and Tom Burns (52) put on 114 for the first wicket as Nassington amassed 250-6 in their 45 overs. Burns struck three sixes in his run-a-ball knock.

Uppingham, who have now been thrashed in their opening two matches, were dimissed for 121 with new Aussie Adam McDermott taking 3-37.

Wisbech won their opening game of the season by 92 runs at barnack, who have now lost their opening two games.

Sixteen year-old Rhys Howell cracked 66 of Wisbech’s 200 befoe Brodie Ellis (5-27) wreaked havoc as the home side were hustled out for 108.

Oundle won by eight wickets at home to Ufford Park despite a fine knock of 64 for the visitors by Waqas Javed.

But Ufford’s 160 was never likely to be enough and so it proved with in-form Jack Bolsover (63) and Peter Foster (54no) hurrying their side home.

Ben Graves took his tally of weekend wickets for Oundle to eight with a spell of 5-27.


BARNACK lost to WISBECH by 92 runs

Wisbech 200 (R. Howell 66, G. Freear 36, J. Bowers 24, M. Yaseen 4-30, F. Khaliq 3-21.

Barnack 108 (F. Khaliq 34, B. Ellis 5-27).

BOURNE beat STAMFORD by 9 wkts

Stamford 66 (L. Dave 22, T. Dixon 4-18, M. Kidd 2-14).

Bourne 71-1 (P. Morgan 34, S. Evison 23no).

UPPINGHAM lost to NASSINGTON by 129 runs

Nassington 250-6 (H. Craig 82, T. Burns 52, T. Norman 35, A. Bandaranaike 22, D. Bandaranaike 20, M. Cox 3-57).

Uppingham 121 (S. Hodson 27, A. McDermott 3-37, C. Craig 2-4, M. Cordeiro 2-14, J. Pope 2-30).

OUNDLE beat UFFORD PARK by 8 wkts

Ufford Park 160 (W. Javed 64, B. Graves 5-29).

Oundle 161-2 (J. Bolsover 63, P. Foster 54no).