20 YEARS AGO
CRICKET: Peterborough Town were crowned Northants League Premier Division champions for the first time for 17 years when beating Old Wellingburians by three wickets. Skipper Dominic Ralfs took 6-29 and Ajaz Akhtar 3-40 as OWs were demolished for 71. Town recovered from 31-5 to reach 73-7. RUGBY: Borough were well beaten 22- 5 at home by Moderns in their opening Midlands East Division One match of the season. Jeremy Smythe scored their consolation try. It was a different story at second team level as Borough ran out handsome 46-10 winners in Nottingham with tries by Pete Brudnell (3), Jason Elliott (2), Mick Lesiw and Howard Tilney. FOOTBALL: Paddy Rayment scored with a splendid curling 20-yard free-kick to earn Stamford a 1-0 win over UCL rivals Wootton. CRICKET: Barry Morris made 92 for Old Deaconians in a Rutland League Division Two win over Melton. FOOTBALL: Lord Westwood player Scott Stirrup was fined £206 and banned sine die by the Northants FA after being found guilty of assaulting referee Mick Temperley in a Mid-Anglia League match.