NCL champions make light work of local rivals Oundle

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House
Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House
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Reigning Northamptonshire Cricket League champions Peterborough showed their strength with a 10-wicket thrashing of local rivals Oundle.

Joe Dawborn was the man who did the damage with figures of 13.5-4-29-6 as Oundle slumped from 36-0 to just 75 all out.

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

A routine win was completed as the reply was done and dusted in little more than 10 overs - Asim Butt (44no) and Lewis Bruce (32no) completing the task.

An easy win also came the way of Finedon Dolben.

They are one of three sides to pick up maximum points from their first two games after producing a demolition job on Premier Division new boys Geddington.

Sean Davis was their star man with the bat hitting an unbeaten 120 to help his side to a position where they could declare seven overs early on 274-5.

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

Australian Shane Devoy added 70 while skipper Greig Hofbauer chipped in with 44.

Any hopes Geddington may have had of chasing down their target evaporated very early on.

They lost their first three wickets without a run on the board - Chris Murdoch, Ryan Bell and Mark Neave all bagging ducks - before they were eventually out for 104.

Devoy took 3-19 after the work had been done up front by Will Sneath and Primesh Patel who claimed two victims each.

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

Northamptonshire Cricket League action from Brixworth against Horton House

Old Northamptonians are one of the other sides sitting on 60 points thanks to their 145-run win over Wollaston.

Former Northamptonshire man Rob White again showed his class by cracking 143 from just 123 deliveries.

He guided ONs to 283-6 declared which proved well beyond Wollaston’s reach. They managed only 138 with Aiden Fowkes’ late cameo of 2.5-0-2-3 wrapping things up.

Rushden also have a maximum haul from their opening two matches after Simon Branston’s bowling saw off Rushton.

Branston took 11-3-31-6 to reduce the chasing side to only 121 all out. Despite six players making it to double figures for Rushton, no one went on to reach 20.

Earlier Adil Araf had done his bit with the ball claiming 14.4-3-44-6 but 45 from Luke Spears and 40 from Chanaka Ruwansiri helped Rushden to 175 which proved more than enough.

A fine all-round effort by Corbyn Dolley enabled Northampton Saints to pick up their second win of the summer.

He took 4-49 - alongside Richard Stemp’s 4-39 - as Stony Stratford were bowled out for 162.

Dolley then returned to make an unbeaten 66 to see his team home by six wickets.

The other match in the top flight brought maximum reward for Brixworth.

They posted to 230-6 before bowling out Horton House 88.