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

Monday, 29th April 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 11:53 am
Richard Kendall bowling for Peterborough Town against Sawston & Babraham. Photo: David Lowndes.

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.

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Mark Edwards bowling for Peterborough Town against Sawston & Babraham. Photo: David Lowndes.

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.

Peterborough Town before their Royal London Club Championship defeat at the hands of Sawston & Babraham, back row, left to right, Chris MIlner, Connor Parnell, Josh Smith, Richard Kendall, Alex Mitchell, Mark Edwards, front, Matt Milner, Lewis Bruce, Rob Sayer, David Clarke, Danny Malik. Photo: David Lowndes.

RESULTS

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).