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Rutland League cricket round-up

An emphatic away victory helped Stamford stretch their lead at the top of the Rutland League Division Three table on Sunday.

They beat Bourne by six wickets at the Abbey Lawn to move 34 points clear of second-placed City 2nds whose match at Hampton was cancelled due to the wet weather.

Chris Birch took 4-19 from 5.4 overs while Tim Juggins claimed 3-35 for a Stamford side who were boosted by the inclusion of Derbyshire's Zak Chappell.

Chris Birch
Chris Birch

Chappell claimed 2-15 from four overs and then made 15 runs before being caught by Yuvi Ranaut off the bowling of Ned Gervis.

Lewis Spice top-scored with 24 for Stamford while Ranaut returned 2-12 from three overs.

Burghley Park's Division One match with reigning champions Peterborough was abandoned with the hosts on 224-7.

Sam Potter had plundered 10 fours and two sixes in his 89 for Burghley while Caius Headley was 35 not out when rain stopped play.

Ketton Sports conceded their Division Two clash at league leaders Long Sutton while Uffington and Ufford Park were unable to complete their games due to the wet weather.

Dean Cornish had claimed 3-27 for Uffington in their match with Whittlesey who were 219-8 when rain halted proceedings.

Ufford Park had been bowled out for 123 - Zahid Nadeem had top-scored with 35 - at Werrington who were 49-2 when the wet weather intervened.

Ufford Park 2nds did complete their Division Four East match at Adidda but lost by 168 runs to the Alconbury side.

The hosts made 274-6 after batting first with Royston Stevens and Joe Pearson picking up two wickets each for Ufford who were bowled out for 106 in reply.

Two former Market Deeping players helped sink their old club in the final of the Stamford KO Shield on Monday night.

Nick Green and Zeeshan Mansoor both played pivotal parts in helping Peterborough Town to a 54-run win in the final at Bourne's Abbey Lawn ground.

Green carried his bat through the 20 overs to finish on 77 not out while Manzoor hit a rapid 67 off just 38 balls which featured 10 boundaries as Peterborough posted 189-3 after batting first.

Deeping were restricted to 135-8 in reply with Hayatullah Niazi (32), James Hook (29) and Josh Smith (25) their top scorers.

Stamford 2nds were involved in a tense tie in their Grantham & Melton Association Division Two tussle at Buckminster & Barrowby on Sunday.

The hosts had made 157-5 with Stamford matching their target for the loss of seven wickets at the end of their 40 overs as Jon Morley was run out by Peter Morrall off the final ball of the game.

Neil Williams took 2-16 from eight overs and Sam Clarke claimed 2-17 off six while Stamford's top scorers were Luke Toomey (46) and Jonny Perring (44).

Market Overton lost by 80 runs in home match with Sileby who struck 220-6 after batting first.

Amelie Hull had taken 3-23 from six overs for Marko who were dismissed for 149 in reply with Callum Hull hitting 37 for the Rutland side.

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