Title contenders face up in big weekend

Rushton beat Old Northamptonians by 70 runs when the sides met back in May
Rushton beat Old Northamptonians by 70 runs when the sides met back in May

Four of the top five do battle this weekend in the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division.

Peterborough, who are currently seven points clear at the summit, entertain fifth place Rushden while the Old Northamptonians, who are third, travel to Rushton who are one place above them.

With at least two of those guaranteed to not taste victory, fourth place Finedon Dolben could take advantage if they can see their way past struggling Brixworth.

Bottom of the table Burton Latimer, who are a whopping 67 points adrift of Stony Stratford, host Oundle while Stony are on the road at Horton House.

The weekend’s other game sees Northampton Saints entertain Wollaston.

In Division One, there are important clashes at both ends of the table.

At the top, leaders Finedon 2nd, who have a 14-point advantage as things stand, make the trip to their nearest challengers Geddington.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the standings, bottom side Irthlingborough host Loddington & Mawsley who occupy the second relegation berth.

Elsewhere in the division, Isham welcome Old Northamptonians 2nd, Desborough visit Old Wellingburians, Rothwell host Weekley & Warkton and Peterborough 2nd got to Wellingborough Town.