Oundle edge out Brixworth to claim win number six

Petrus Jeftha made 33 as Oundle beat Brixworth
Petrus Jeftha made 33 as Oundle beat Brixworth
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Only two of the weekend’s Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division fixtures produced positive results with Oundle and Northampton Saints the beneficiaries.

It was victory number six this season for Oundle as they overcame Brixworth by two wickets.

In a contest reduced to 34 overs per side, Brixworth were restricted to 108-7 as the Oundle attack shared the wickets around.

The reply was far from straightforward but 33 from Petrus Jeftha enabled the visitors to reach 109-8 in the 25th over.

At Birchfield Road East, it was one-way traffic as the hosts romped to a 10-wicket success.

Having won the toss, the Saints kept Stony down to 82-9 from their 33 overs with only Vicram Sohal reaching 20.

Mark Wolsteholme then took over as he hammered an undefeated 63 from just 26 balls, including eight sixes, as the target was reached in the eighth over.

Rushton moved up to second in the table as they had the better of a draw with Rushden.

Andy Reynoldson made an unbeaten 103 and David Murphy weighed in with 54 as Rushton posted 224-3.

The home side didn’t come close in their chase and they finished well short on 166-8, Christian Davis scoring 51.

Bottom side Burton Latimer hung on for a draw at fellow strugglers Wollaston as they finished on 144-9 in response to the hosts’ 201-4.

Jameson Coutts, Steve Musgrave and Chris Perry took three wickets apiece with Daniel Bird (36) top scoring for Burton.

Earlier, Matthew Jones and David Shelford ended unbeaten on 73 and 74 respectively for the home side.

At Avenue Road, Old Northamptonians claimed a winning draw against Finedon Dolben.

Martyn Cory’s quickfire unbeaten 58 steered the ONs to 198-5 from their 30 overs before Finedon replied with 167-6.

Peterborough had by the far the better of a draw with Horton House at Bretton Gate.

A number of good contributions enabled the hosts to declare on 157-4 as they sought to extend their lead at the summit.

But Horton were in no mood to comply as they crawled to 39-7 from their 35 overs with Charlie MacDonnell’s unbeaten 15 occupying 94 deliveries.