RUTLAND LEAGUE: Ufford lead a day of shocks, four wickets for 13 year-old, club record for Hook
It was a day (July 31) of shocks in Rutland Division One as the top four were all beaten.
Relegation-threatened Ufford Park provided the headline act by becoming the first team to beat leaders Bourne this summer.
Bourne did field a heavily-weakened team and Ufford took full advantage dismissing their visitors for just 126 before recording a six-wicket win.
It was a solid all-round team performance from Ufford led by Tom Wilson (4-31) and Paul Bentley (24).
But Bourne still hold a sizeable lead over the rest as nearest challengers Nassington, Wisbech and Oundle were all beaten as well.
Nassington fell by 76 runs at Stamford for whom Andy Hulme (73) continued his strong run of recent form. Hulme dominated Stamford’s 201 before Liam Dave (4-14) undermined the Nassington reply.
Wisbech lost a tight game at Market Deeping by five runs after failing to overhaul the home side’s modest 171. Nick Green completed an excellent personal weekend for Deeping with 78, while Jack Hargreaves cracked 66 for Wisbech.
Yasir Mirza blasted a ton as Barnack beat Oundle by 86 runs, but the real fireworks in this game came from the losers’ Lewis Northrow who smacked six sixes in his rapid 43.
The only match that followed the formbook was Peterborough Town’s 152-run win at bottom club Uppingham.
Chris Milner claimed his first century for a couple of seasons in Town’s 278-3, while emerging teenage talent Kieran Judd made 84.
The Town highlight though was the performance of 13-year-old slow bowler Karampal Singh who bagged 4-27 in 12 overs as Uppingham were dismissed for just 126.
Ketton will be playing the big boys next season. They are a colossal 84 points clear at the top of Division Two after making it 13 wins from 13 games with a 10-wicket success at Newborough.
Left-arm seamer Shakir Mahmood was the chief destroyer with 7-33 as Newborough were skittled for a paltry 81.
And for the second Saturday in a row the Spalding CC individual high score was beaten.
Last weekend (July 23) Hafiz Majeed smacked 158 in a South Lincs Premier Division win over Long Sutton. Yesterday young Jimmy Hook hammered 160 in a Rutland Division Six win at Moulton Harrox seconds.
BARNACK beat OUNDLE by 86 runs
Barnack 295-9 (Y. Mirza 107, S. Amir 44, T. Ahmed 40. M. Hammad 28, W. Butt 20, G. Martin 4-63, B. Hussain 4-69).
Oundle 209 (P. Foster 54, P. Wilson 47no, L. Northrow 43, J. Dalley 27, T. Moreki 23, M. Shahid 3-39, A. Majeed 2-40, M. Yaseen 2-41, A. Shafiq 2-42).
MARKET DEEPING beat WISBECH by 5 runs
Market Deeping 171 (N. Green 78, J. Smith 40, J. Gollands 4-38, B. Ellis 2-27).
Wisbech 166 (J. Hargreaves 66, K. Lutton 3-29, Z. Simmonds 3-35).
STAMFORD beat NASSINGTON by 76 runs
Stamford 201 (A. Hulme 73, T. Williams 48, S. Prentice 23, C. Craig 4-13, J. Pope 3-46).
Nassington 125 (J. Pope 30, L. Dave 4-14, S. Barrett 2-43).
UFFORD PARK beat BOURNE by 6 wkts
Bourne 128 (R. Bentley 43, H. Bower 26, T. Wilson 4-31, W. Javed 2-14).
Ufford Park 129-4 (P. Bentley 34, A. Larkin 24no, A. Emerson 23no, B. Collins 2-7, J. Berry 2-34).
UPPINGHAM lost to PETERBOROUGH TOWN by 152 runs
Town 278-3 (C. Milner 105, K. Judd 84, A. Mitchell 45, D. Clarke 20no).
Uppingham 126 (S. Singh 37, S. Hodson 23, K. Singh 4-27, K. Jones 3-24, B. Ganesan 2-37).