Good weather for the ducks!

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLDOFSPORT - By ALAN SWANN alan.swann@jpress.co.uk

LOW scores were the or­der of an­other wet week­end, but New­bor­ough sec­onds took bat­ting col­lapses to a new ex­treme.

The 10-man vil­lage side were shot out for just 15 on the way to a crush­ing 208-run de­feat at Roth­well in Rut­land Di­vi­sion Five.

New­bor­ough were spread-ea­gled by the Spread­burys as broth­ers Dean and Liam took nine wick­ets be­tween them in just 10 overs.

Veteran Den­nis Comp­ton, who had ear­lier picked up four wick­ets in Roth­well’s 223-7, scored al­most half of his side’s runs, but the only other bats­man to claim a run was Matt Caw­ley who sneaked a sin­gle.

The other seven runs came from ex­tras as seven New­bor­ough men were dis­missed for ducks.

It wasn’t a club record low though, In the 1960s New­bor­ough were dis­missed for eight chas­ing a Crow­land to­tal of 19!.

Uf­ford Park leg­end Terry Rawl­ings, the reign­ing Evening Tele­graph Un­sung Hero cham­pion, was al­ready a star in the swing­ing six­ties and he turned back the clock to help his one and only club to a six-wicket Di­vi­sion Two win over Ea­ton Socon in Di­vi­sion Two.

The 64 year-old was pro­moted into the first team as cover, but promptly played a key role by claim­ing 4-26 as Socon were re­stricted to 117-8. Opener Tom Hart’s 30 en­sured Uf­ford were un­trou­bled on the way to vic­tory.

Gary Freear (44 & 4-17) was the star turn as Wis­bech saw off Ste­wart & Lloyds by 67 runs at Hare­croft Road. Danny Haynes (30) and Jack Hast­ings (3-7) of­fered him most sup­port.

In Di­vi­sion Four Oun­dle sec­onds com­pleted an 82-run win over Lod­ding­ton by dis­miss­ing the home side for just 42 with Dave Ryan (5-32) and Nick Costello (4-9) do­ing the dam­age and in Di­vi­sion Five Reece Smith (419) dis­played all his first-team class to set up Cas­tor sec­onds’ three-wicket win at Ged­ding­ton.

Uf­ford Park sec­onds made sure of a fan­tas­tic day for the club by see­ing off War­boys sec­onds by 45 runs in Di­vi­sion Six.

And an­other veteran was again the star of the Uf­ford show as Eddie Sey­mour fol­lowed a top score of 32 with a bowl­ing spell of 4-18.

Peter­bor­ough Town sec­onds in­tro­duced a new star seamer in their Northants Di­vi­sion Two win at Roth­well.

Anand Kak doesn’t sound like he should be any good, but a 7-24 spell sug­gests oth­er­wise. Matt Mil­ner picked up the other three wick­ets as Roth­well were dis­missed for 75 on the way to a six-wicket de­feat.

The con­di­tions were tough for bats­men, but Spald­ing’s Matt Hendry played su­perbly for 71 as they cruised past Gran­tham’s 141 for the loss of just three wick­ets in South Lincs Di­vi­sion One.

Runs were scarce in Hunts League cricket. Burgh­ley Park’s Di­vi­sion One bow was ru­ined by a damp track at Wares­ley sec­onds and only Gareth Hook reached dou­ble fig­ures in a team to­tal of 57.

Burgh­ley fought hard with the ball though, par­tic­u­larly Matt Simp­son who took 6-23 as Wares­ley sneaked home with just two wick­ets to spare.

Ryan Evans (6-19) was an­other sixwicket star to fin­ish on the los­ing side as Cas­tor sec­onds were bowled out 14 runs short of Up­wood’s 95 in Di­vi­sion Three.

Or­ton Park sec­onds mus­tered just 90 as they lost by six wick­ets at Ram­sey thirds in Di­vi­sion Four, while Khalsa sec­onds shot Up­wood sec­onds out for a pal­try 44 in Di­vi­sion Five.

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