Nassington are set to end two decades of disappointment
Nassington are on the verge of their first Rutland Division One title for 20 years.
The villagers beat Bourne by five wickets in a virtual title-decider at Fotheringay Road last weekend.
They need just a point from their final match at home to Market Deeping on Sunday to clinch the top-flight title for just the second time in their history.
Nassington looked in t rouble when slumping to 20-3 in pursuit of Bourne’s 226-9, but a fourth-wicket stand of 150 between Con or Craig (78 from 70 balls) and Dan Bandaranaike (53) set them up for a win completed by Adam McDermott (37no from 27 balls).
Sam Evison had earlier struck 94 for Bourne. McDermott (4-36) also bowled well for Nassington.
Bracebridge Heath retained their Lincs Premier Division crown with a game to spare without playing last weekend.
Local rivals Market Deep- ing and Bourne finish the season with a derby at Outgang Road this Saturday (noon). It’s still possible for Deeping to finish second.
Foxton sealed the Cambs Division One title last weekend leaving W is be cha nd Ramsey to battle it out for second spot. W is bech finish their season at home to Ketton on Saturday (noon) when Ramsey host Godmanchester.
Old Northamptonians’ bid to win the Northants Premier Division title was put on hold for a week after rain washed out their match at Bretton Gate with Peterborough Town going nicely on 122-3 from 30 overs.
Asim Butt contributed a stylish 61.
Town have two games in which to overhaul Finedon in secondplace. The teams meet in Finedon this Saturday.
Town skipper David Clarke misses the match because of illness so Lewis Bruce will be in charge. Fast bowler Jamie Smith replaces Richard Kendall.
Town seconds’ fight against relegation from Division One continues with a home match against Old North amp toni ans on Saturday.
Bourne’s Ben Stroud is bowled by Adam McDermott of Nassington in the Rutland Division One title decider.