Three on the trot for in-form Rushden

Wollaston's Steve Musgrave batting in the clash with Horton House
Wollaston's Steve Musgrave batting in the clash with Horton House
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Rushden’s excellent start to life back in the Premier Divbision of the NCL continued as they cruised to a third straight victory.

Their victims were Northampton Saints who were on the wrong end of an 118-run defeat.

In pursuit of the visitors’ 231, the Saints were dismissed for 113 as Simon Branston registered figures of 6-47.

Earlier, Christian Davis (66) and Rob Keogh (74) had dominated proceedings after Rushden had been put in to bat. Mark Wolstenholme was the pick of the home attack with 5-55.

Another side with a 100 per cent record are Finedon Dolben who saw off Oundle by 90 runs at Avenue Road.

The home side recovered from 29-5 to post a total of 151 (Bash Hussain 4-42, Harry Ramsden 4-43) but this proved to be more than enough as Oundle were skittled for a paltry 61, losing all 10 wickets for just 32 with Chris Goode taking 4-13.

Horton House claimed their third win in as many outings as they infliced a third straight defeat on Wollaston.

Steve Finch snared 5-20 as Wollaston were restricted to 146-9 and Horton then reached their target with three wickets in hand.

Defending champions Peterborough put a positive number in their win column as they thrashed struggling Brixworth by 159 runs.

Rob Sayer top scored with 71 as the hosts were bowled out for 206 (Alex lacey 5-33).

But Brixworth were never in the hunt in the reply as they were dismissed for a dismal 47 with nobody reaching double figures. Paul McMahon did the damage with 4-17.

Rushton recorded a four-wicket win at Burton Latimer to get their campaign up and running.

Daniel Bird made 52 and Scott Sanders 66 as Burton posted a competitive 217 (Jonathon Carpenter 4-44) but this was passed in the 52nd over as Andy Reynoldson, returning to a former club, hit a match-winning 88.

Old Northamptonians had few problems against Stony Stratford as they eased to a seven-wicket success at Billing Road.

Hayden Mullins’ 62 dominted Stony’s under-par 117 (Rob White 6-36) and the home side, with White making 47, strolled to their target with plenty of overs to spare.