Final win for Oundle over grumpy Grantham
OundleretainedtheJohnWilcox Trophy - the 50-over competition for Rutland League sides - with a five wicket final success over Grantham at Barnack on Bank Holiday Monday.
It was a low-scoring game played out in a bitter atmosphere as Grantham took impending defeat rather badly.
The Division Two promotion chasers were dismissed for just 104asyoungsters Jack Bolsover(4-14), GeorgeMartin (3-36) and Joe Charlton (2-24) all bowled well.
Oundle lost early wickets, but man-of-the-match Alex Martin(60no) heldtheinnings together as Oundle won the trophy for the fifthtimeinthe last nine seasons. They were runners-up on two other occasions in that period.
The Plate Final for first round losers was won in a hurry by Stamford who skittled hosts Ufford Park for just 55 to set upanine-wicket win. SeamerTimJuggins(7-25) was Stamford’s star bowler.
The Rutland Division One title could be determined this Sunday (September 4) when top two Nassington and Bournecollide at Fotheringay Road.
Nassington reached the summit for the first time this summer with a 59-run win at Oundle, while long-time leaders Bournewerelosing bytwo wicketsathometoneighbours Market Deeping.
ConorCraig(53& 4-26) was Nassington’s all-round star, but captain Pete Morgan’s 75 proved in vain for Bourne as Deeping recovered from 1257 to reach a winning score of 223-8. Dave Gillett (48no) top scored for Deeping.
HarrisonCraig, the16year- old younger brother of Conor, cracked his first senior ton as Nassington beat Histon by 10 wickets in Cambs Division One.
Craig junior (117no) and skipper Alex Laud (79no) got Nassington past Histon’s 210 on their own.
WisbechalsocrushedHiston on Bank Holiday Monday to move into second spot, but leaders Foxton are just two points away from clinching thetitle withtwomatchesleft.
JoshBowersbashed101for Wisbech, while Aussie Jack Hargreaves made 78.
March require just seven points from their final two games to seal an immediate return to Division One.
Phillips’ boys Brandan(54) and Tyler (3-26 & 26) were the top performermers in a twowicket Division Two win at Grantasecondslast weekend.
Ufford’s Will Dallas is bowled by Stamford’s Tim Juggins in the JWT Plate.