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Rutland League round-up as Long Sutton Cricket Club hit top spot

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Charlie Crisp claimed a superb hat-trick to help Long Sutton move back into top spot in Division Three of the Rutland League after an eight-wicket home win over Oakham 2nds on Sunday.

Crisp took 4-3 from a terrific 3.5 over spell as Sutton’s 20-point haul saw them leapfrog Ketton Sports who were without a match – but the Rutland side do have three games in hand on the new pacesetters.

Sutton were asked to field in the Sunday sun after losing the toss but Josh Baker and Adam Whitaker opened well for the hosts.

They restricted Oakham to 20-1 off the opening 10 overs with Whitaker claiming the first wicket to fall.

Jake Burton and Joe Whitaker were then brought into the attack and each claimed a wicket in their opening over.

Crisp was then introduced and made a huge difference as he produced a sensational spell including his treble haul as two batsmen were bowled, one caught by the bowler and the other stumped by wicket-keeper Jack Baker.

Burton provided solid support with 3-36 from nine overs as Oakham were bowled out for 99.

Dan Oldfield and Peter Cook got the Sutton reply off to a strong start.

Oldfield made a rapid 61 which included 11 fours and a six, with Cook contributing 14 in their opening stand.

After the duo departed, Ed Barnes (12no) and Jack Baker steered Sutton home to ensure their push for promotion continues.

Market Deeping 2nds conceded their scheduled home clash with their Long Sutton counterparts in Division Four East.

Moulton Harrox won a close contest against Peterborough 2nds in the same division by 13 runs.

Opener Chris Beale top-scored for Harrox after making 64 while Mike Kearns snr struck 28 in a solid opening partnership.

However, Alex Baker was the only other home batsman to make double figures after scoring 18 as Harrox were bowled out for 142.

They then shared out the wickets in Peterborough’s reply as the visitors were dismissed for 129.

Baker, Beale and Danny Jackson both took two wickets each with Darren Hibbert, Cameron Fox, Paul Bullock and Anish Suwarneraj claiming one apiece.

Market Deeping were six wicket winners in their Division One match with the City club who were bowled out for 118 after electing to bat first.

Connor Gillett and James Hook both took three wickets apiece for Deeping while Josh Smith struck twice in a spell of 2-12 from 7.1 overs.

Hook then hit 31 to spearhead Deeping’s reply with Joe Malton unbeaten on 18 at the close.

Bourne went down by 104 runs in a high-scoring Division Two tussle with Newborough.

The Bulls had batted first and amassed 342-5 from 39.4 overs as Callum Puttock smashed an unbeaten 133 for the hosts.

Bourne were then bowled out for 238 in their reply as Matthew Mills and Josh Lawton both took four wickets each for Newborough.

Sam Martin top-scored with 82 for Bourne while Brandon Diplock made 54 and Will Gardner added 44 in a strong top order showing.

Newborough then got the better of the middle and lower order with Lawton returning 4-13 from seven overs.

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