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Leicestershire League cricket round-up

There were mixed fortunes as Uppingham Town managed to complete their three Saturday fixtures despite rain wrecking havoc with the Leicestershire League programme.

The first team went down to an eight-wicket loss at Ashby Hastings after being bowled out for 99 in their Division One match.

Mark Cox top scored with 21 while Jonny Kay claimed both Ashby wickets to fall as the hosts wrapped up the win inside 18 overs.

Uppingham 3rds' Charlie Burgess. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Uppingham 3rds' Charlie Burgess. Photo: Chris Lowndes

The second team maintained their push for a lofty finish in Division Six East after a 58-run win over Blaby in Division Six East.

Lee Middleton top-scored with 43 while Jamie Dumford (39) and George Scott (30) helped Town to a total of 164-7 in a match reduced to 30 overs.

Harry Wade and Olly Berridge then led Town's victory bid with 3-20 and 3-18 respectively while Middleton capped a fine personal performance by taking 2-5 from 2.4 overs.

The third team suffered an agonising one-run away defeat at Fleckney Village in Division Nine East.

Kevin Webster had taken 5-20 while Harry Cox claimed 3-16 as Fleckney finished their 32 overs on 115-9.

Charlie Burgess then led a late bid for victory as Town's tail wagged strongly in the hope of securing success.

Burgess, batting at number 10, had made 43 to take Town to the brink of victory when he was bowled by Mitesh Nathwani with Uppingham one run short of their target.

Wakerley & Barrowden were nine-wicket away winners in their Division Eight East match at Blaby 2nds.

Gareth Packer had picked up 3-22 from 10 overs as Blaby were restricted to 113-8 from 38 overs after batting first.

Wakerley wrapped up the win with 16 overs to spare as Jonny White hit 66 with Matthew Key unbeaten on 39 at the close.

Market Overton were beaten by 34 runs in their Division Five East match with Bharat Sports 2nds.

Nathan Adams took 3-31 as Blaby batted first in the 20-over match and closed their innings on 139-8.

Skipper Brian Makwana again top-scored with 33 while Callum Hull hit 25 but Marko were dismissed for 105 as Rohan Vala took 5-27 for the visitors.

Oakham's Premier Division match with Cropston at the Lime Kilns was abandoned with the visitors on 28-2.

The second team's game at Barkby United 2nds and Ketton Sports' home clash with Sileby Town 3rds in Division Four East were both cancelled.

Rain also prevented any play in the Division Nine East matches involving Oakham 3rds (at home to Great Glen 2nds) and Market Overton 2nds (away at Countesthorpe 4ths).

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