House de­mol­ished by big guns at Bret­ton Gate

Town round-up

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

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.

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