House demolished by big guns at Bretton Gate
Some Northants Premier Division matches are too onesided to be worthy of an elite league status.
Peterborough Town’s 10-wicket win over Horton House at Bretton Gate fell into that category.
The visitors batted well enough to reach 192 all out, but such was the weakness of their bowling attack, they could have doubled that total and still lost.
Town openers Asim Butt and David Clarke raced to victory in just 28 overs with the former smacking an unbeaten 109 from just 93 balls, an innings that included 17 fours and two sixes.
Captain Clarke was unbeatenon52attheclose, while Town were also helped by 35 wides from the Horton bowlers. Everyballslightly astray is deemedawideballthesedays, which is harsh on honest toilers with little natural ability.
Townfast bowler Joe Dawborntoils hard andhasplenty of ability which was reflected in his figures of 6-37.
Dawborn will admit he’s not been at his best this summer and yet he still sits atop the top-flight bowling charts with 44 wickets at just under 14 apiece. That’s eight more wickets than anyone else.
Town seconds are enjoying a stress-free season in Division One for a change.
They are in little danger of relegation from a competitive division andlast weekend they forced a draw at leaders Geddington. Scott Howard scored 48 of Town’s 197-7.
Wicket-keeper Chris Milner (105) cracked his first, first-teamtonfortwoseasons in a big Rutland Division One winoverbottom-clubUppingham.
Kieran Judd contributed 84 to Town’s 278-3 before 13 year-old spinner Karampal Singh bagged 4-27 in Uppingham’s reply of 126 all out.
Lewis Bruce in action in Peterborough Town’s win over Horton House.