Peterborough Town suffer a shock first round defeat, Saranga back with a bang for March, Oundle pip Market Deeping
There will be no glorious run in the Royal London ECB Club Championships for Peterborough Town this season
The city side fielded a strong side, but bowed out in the first round to Cambs Division One outfit Sawston & Babraham at Bretton Gate yesterday (April 28).
The visitors posted a decent 40-over score of 225-6 and Town never really recovered from losing four wickets for 14 runs after reaching 46-0.
Wicket-keeper Chris MIlner (59) did post his second half century of the weekend as Town finished 43 runs short on 183-9.
Last season Town went on a club-record run to the last 16.
Overseas star Saranga Rajaguru is back for a second season with March Town and he started with a bang by cracking 105 in a 32-run Rutland Division One win over King’s Keys yesterday.
Oundle made it two wins in two top-flight matches after pipping Market Deeping by five runs at Outgang Road.
Star men for the winners were Tom Norman (47), Connor Craig (4-16) and Joe Charlton (3-13). Meli Adatia and James Hook both took three wickets for Deeping.
Sunday, April 28
ROYAL LONDON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
PETERBOROUGH TOWN lost to SAWSTON & BABRAHAM by 43 runs
Sawston & Babraham 225-6 (W. Hussain 59, C. Guest 58, B. Cliverd 56no, L. Bruce 4-45, R. Kendall 2-26).
Town 183-9 (C. MIlner 59, A. Mitchell 35, D. Clarke 20)
RUTLAND DIVISION ONE
MARCH TOWN beat KING’S KEYS by 32 runs
March 208 (S. Rajaguru 105, T. Phillips 30, M. Raheel 3-16, Sajjad Ali 3-40, A. Hussain 3-45).
King’s Keys 176 (U. Sadiq 43, W. Javed 35, J. Ghani 27, Sajjad Ali 23no, A. Wright 5-40, S. Clarke 3-34, G. Kirby 2-30).
MARKET DEEPING lost to OUNDLE by 5 runs
Oundle 153 (T. Norman 47, M. Adatai 3-47, J. Hook 3-55, C. Gillett 2-17, S. Perera 2-29).
Market Deeping 148 (S. Perera 25, K, Judd 23. M. Adatia 20, C. Craig 4-16, J. Charlton 3-13).