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Round-up of the Sunday action in the Rutland Cricket League




Long Sutton leapfrogged Oakham 2nds to move into third place in Division Three of the Rutland League after victory in the clash of the two sides on Sunday.

Sutton secured a 50-run victory after making 233-6 from their 45 overs after winning the toss and batting first.

Josh Baker led Sutton's scoring with a half-century while Dan Oldfield made 41 and Ed Barnes hit 38.

Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780310)
Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780310)

Oakham were then restricted to 183-9 in reply as Baker took four wickets with Charlie Crisp providing superb support with a three-wicket haul.

Long Sutton 2nds were unable to topple unbeaten Division Four East side Uffington 2nds who ran out 87-run winners at Paradise Fields.

The high-flyers had batted first and made 204-5 from their 40 overs with captain Dean Cornish top-scoring with 73 while opener Damien Herrick hit 64.

Daniel Plant (2-32) and Ajay Jinah (2-35) both bagged a brace for Sutton while Thisura Hewage claimed 1-26.

Youngster Will Hicks bowled his first senior spell for the club and conceded just 17 runs from four tidy overs.

Andy Shaw was then the linchpin of the Long Sutton reply as he scored more than half of his side's final total.

Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780283)
Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780283)

Shaw struck 10 boundaries in an unbeaten 60 while Ryan Plant made 23 as Sutton closed their 40 overs on 117-7.

Moulton Harrox collected their first victory of the campaign in the same division after a narrow two-wicket win against Newborough 2nds.

They restricted their visitors to 137-6 from 40 overs with Harry Lovell taking 2-34 from eight overs for Harrox.

There was also a wicket apiece for Darren Hibbert (1-18), Lee Eyett (1-18), Danny Jackson (1-22) and A Suwarmeraj (1-17).

Opener Mike Kearns then led the push for victory by top-scoring with 34 before Tom Coley's crucial contribution of 23.

Lovell then saw Harrox home with an unbeaten 22 while receiving good support from Rob Callaby (11) and Jackson (19).

Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780308)
Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780308)

Market Deeping went down to a fifth successive reversal in Division One after a 136-run defeat at Wisbech.

JT Bowers and Dom Stannard were both in superb form for the hosts as they hit 152 not out and 108 respectively as Wisbech racked up 300-2 from their 45 overs.

Mehul Adatia then top-scored with 78 in Deeping's reply while Nilesh Patel made 22 as the visitors were dismissed for 164.

The duo helped rescue Deeping from 61-6 with an 81-run stand for the seventh wicket as Adatia hit nine boundaries in his innings.

Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780307)
Oakham 2nds took on Long Sutton in Division Three of the Rutland League. Photo: Alan Walters (47780307)


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