Top three record convincing successes

Asim Butt made an unbeaten century for Petrborough in their victory at Brixworth
Asim Butt made an unbeaten century for Petrborough in their victory at Brixworth

There was no change at the summit of the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division as the top three all recorded maximum points victories.

That means that Peterborough still lead the way from Rushton by seven points with the Old Northamptonians a further seven adrift with eight rounds of games remaining.

At Brixworth, the defending champions enjoyed a comfortable 122-run success over Brixworth.

An opening partnership of 241 between Asim Butt (115no) and Lewis Bruce (118) enabled the visitors to declare on 259-2 after 50 overs.

Joe Dawborn then took 4-17 as the hosts were bowled out for 137, Tom Worthington top scoring with 41.

Rushton had no trouble at all as they hammered bottom side Burton Latimer by 151 runs.

Batting first, Rushton declared on 264-3 after just 40 overs as Ben Mansell (82), David Murphy (50) and Andy Reynoldson (52no).

The Burton reply only lasted less than 27 overs as they could only muster up 113 with Marcus Steed taking 4-18.

Rob White was again in the runs as the ONs made short work of Stony Stratford with a 105-run win.

White struck 94 in the visitors’ 249-7 and it was then left to Tom Heathfield to do the damage as his 5-38 restricted Stony to 144.

Rushden dropped further off the pace as they suffered a 10-wicket thumping at the hands of Northampton Saints.

Only number 10 William Liptrot (10) reached double figures as, with Fazel Niyazi taking 4-24, the home side were skittled for a meagre 83.

The Saints then raced to their target in under 14 overs with Zak Harvey finishing with an undefeated 46.

Wollaston were second best at home to Horton Hosue as they went down by six wickets.

Steve Finch took 6-40 in Wollaston’s 172 and Charlie MacDonnell then made an unbeaten 72 as Horton eased to 173-4.

Finedon Dolben had few problems as Oundle as they recorded a seven-wicket success.

Alex Martin top scored with 60 in Oundle’s under par 164 (Will Sneath 6-50) before Andy Daniels (65) and Ben Howgego (66) steered Finedon to 165-3 with plenty of time to spare.