Rut­land League ruled by Aussies

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By ALAN SWANN alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @Alan­swan­net

AWE­SOME Aussie power was on show in the Rut­land League over the week­end.

Fast bowler Nathan Pobega helped hus­tle New­bor­ough to a Di­vi­sion Two suc­cess over Uf­ford Park with a 4-0 burst from 10 balls, while Dean Preb­ble cracked 124 for Yax­ley in their 39-run win at old foes Cas­tor in Di­vi­sion Three.

Pobega has en­dured a slug­gish start to his English ca­reer, but he re­turned fig­ures of 5-8 in New­bor­ough’s four-wicket win. Cap­tain Ross Har­ris (57) led a re­cov­ery from 13-3 in pur­suit of Uf­ford’s mod­est 115.

Preb­ble’s knock was de­scribed as ‘chance­less’ by his skip­per Andy We­ston who then took the blame for run­ning his im­port out.

Ja­cob Miller (58) did best for Cas­tor who close on 194-8 chas­ing 233-8.

Also in Di­vi­sion Three Stam­ford sec­onds won their lo­cal derby with Uff­in­g­ton by 14 runs as Clive Sim­mons (90no) and Matt Greaves (76no) did the bulk of the Stam­ford scor­ing in their 195-3.

The crick­eters of Oun­dle Town look set for an­other glo­ri­ous sum­mer. Not one of their five se­nior teams has suf­fered a league de­feat so far this sea­son.

The Northants League first team are charg­ing up the Di­vi­sion One ta­ble af­ter record­ing back-to-back wins. Rush­den, who were tipped to make an im­me­di­ate re­turn to the Premier Di­vi­sion, were the vic­tims this week­end as slow lef­t­arm spin­ner David Foster col­lected five wick­ets and South African im­port Petrus Jeftha posted an un­beaten cen­tury.

James Cham­bers (82), Jack Bolsover (79) and Jack Roberts (4-21) were the star men in the sec­ond team’s 119-run Di­vi­sion Six win over Kis­ling­bury Tem­per­ance in Di­vi­sion Six, while Jonathan Dal­ley smashed a bril­liant 134 and Daniel Costello re­turned out­stand­ing fig­ures of 6-7 as the third team thumped Higham Fer­rars sec­onds by 219 runs in Di­vi­sion 11. Fer­rars were skit­tled for just 39.

Peter­bor­ough Town’s Satur­day play­ers are en­joy­ing sim­i­lar suc­cess. All three of their teams have won ev­ery sin­gle com­pet­i­tive clash this sum­mer.

New­comer Anand Kak (4-12) im­pressed again as Town sec­onds made it four from four with a 47-run win at Thrap­ston in a low-scor­ing Northants Di­vi­sion Two match and veteran Brian Howard (61) and teenager Ben Chance (5-23) were the stars as the club’s third team beat War­boys sec­onds com­fort­ably in Hunts Di­vi­sion Three.

Shia Sports won a thriller in Hunts Di­vi­sion Four as Or­ton Park sec­onds were seen off by two-wick­ets de­spite only los­ing two wick­ets them­selves.

Hamish Me­ichan (60no) and Ed Hogg (58) pushed the city side up to 182-2, but Shia en­joyed a 91-run open­ing stand be­tween skip­per Onali Ismail (59) and Mo­hammed Halani (37) be­fore scram­bling home.

Or­ton Park also suf­fered a nar­row re­verse 24 hours ear­lier when los­ing by three runs to Houghton & Wy­ton in Di­vi­sion Two. Pete Waugh­man fol­lowed 79 with 5-30 for Houghton.

Char­lie Kearns (76) set up Spald­ing’s 101-run derby win over Moul­ton Har­rox in South Lincs Di­vi­sion One. M. Pi­ag­gesi run out................................. 15 J. Moore c G. Me­ichan b H. Me­ichan ........ 0 G. An­drell run out...................................... 0 T. Waughab b Evans ............................... 13 K. Garner lbw Evans................................. 0 M. Camp­bell not out.................................. 2 G. Paine b H. Me­ichan .............................. 1

Ex­tras 37 TO­TAL 186 H. Me­ichan 12-6-22-3; N. UrRehman 4-2-10-0; N. Brad­bury 10-1-33-1; S. Tyler 5-0-22-0; G. Me­ichan 6-1-33-1; C. Evans 8-1-43-2. Or­ton Park H. Me­ichan c Moore b Waugh­man ......... 27 G. De­bell b Waugh­man........................... 28 C. Evans lbw Waugh­man........................ 33 B. Put­tur b Waugh­man.............................. 0 S. Tyler c Paine b Vil­jeon........................... 4 G. Me­ichan lbw Waugh­man...................... 9 J. Prabhu lbw Vil­jeon............................... 11 N. Brad­bury run out ................................ 30 E, Hogg c Hud­son b Wales....................... 9 N. Ur-rehman run out ............................ 11 M. Rip­pon not out ..................................... 4

Ex­tras 17 TO­TAL 183 Bowl­ing: M. Pi­ag­gesi 7-1-39-0; M. Camp­bell 10-1-36-0; P. Waugh­man 12-2-30-5; E. Vil­jeon 12-0-62-2; S. Wales 3.5-0-6-1.

OR­TON PARK 2nds: Pic­tured be­fore their week­end de­feat by Shia Sports are from the left, back, Ethan De­bell, Graeme De­bell, Eddy Hogg, John Boon, Peter Plant, Hamish Me­ichan and John Bigham, front, Tom Plant, James Boon, Max Rip­pon, Pharos Khan and Craig Sayle.

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