Muthaliph the mer­ci­less hits 16 sixes against a re­serve team

Cricket - Bourne beaten in Na­tional Twenty/20

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT - By Alan Swann alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @PTAlanSwann

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.

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