Muthaliph the merciless hits 16 sixes against a reserve team
Cricket - Bourne beaten in National Twenty/20
Sri Lankan import Mohomad Shifran Muthaliph showed no mercy to a reserve Bourne side in Rutland Division One.
Shifran hammered 16 sixes and 25 fours in an innings of 220 as Nassington piled up 421-7 in their 45 overs.
Bourne’s senior players were playing in a National Twenty/20 round and their stand-ins were skittled for 172 in reply.
Bourne also lost that big T20 game, by eight wickets to Notts champions West Indian Cavaliers after being skittled for just 99.
Nassington are up to second, but still some way behind leaders Wisbech who eased to a six-wicket success at Bourne after impressive displays by 16 year-old debutants Adam Whittaker (3-24) and Lewis Jackson (33no).
It’s hotting up at the bottom as Peterborough Town slipped nearer to their first ever relegation in Rutland League criket after losing badly at Grantham.
Town have a big game this Sunday (1pm) against Market Deeping who moved above them last weekend by winning by six wickets at Ketton when teenager Nick Green (631 & 40) again showcased his talents.
Leaders Ketton narrowly avoided back-to-back defeats in Cambs Division One. They pipped Nassington by two runs in a match reduced in length by heavy rain.
Second-placed Ramsey did move a little closer by earning a maximum-points win over third-placed Wisbech at Cricketfield Lane.
Taylor West clubbed 90 from just 71 balls for the Rams and bagged three wickets.
Fast bowler Patrick Brown, who came through the Market Deeping youth ranks, made his first-class debut for Worcestershire in a County Championship Division Two match against Sussex this week. He returned match figures of 13.4-0-83-1 as Sussex won by an innings.
Market Deeping CC youngster Patrick Brown made his first class debut for Worcestershire this week.
Mohomad Shifran Muthaliph.