Wake relishing Oundle’s derby date

Oundle captain Cameron Wake
Oundle captain Cameron Wake

Oundle are making a good fist of their first year in the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division.

A trio of wins, the latest an eight-wicket thumping of Burton Latimer, sees the Milton Road outfit nicely placed in mid-table.

And this weekend they will get a further opportunity to measure their progress when they entertain defending champions Peterborough.

It is the standout fixture on the calendar and one that Oundle captain Cameron Wake believes will be a decent contest.

He said: “It’s a big game for us as it always is against our local rivals.

“We’ve had some good games against them in the past, especially in the Twenty20 quarter-finals last year, and we’ve got some positive memories from that.

“It would be seen as an upset if we beat them but, as a club, we’ve made a habit of causing a few upsets and that will be our aim again.”

And having faced their opponents plenty of times in other competitions, Wake isn’t expecting any surprises.

He added: “They’re in good form with some good cricketers but it’s one game, it’ll be fiercely contested, and we’re confident that we can get something from it.”

Elsewhere, leaders Finedon Dolben will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record when they head to Stony Stratford while fellow high-fliers Wollaston take on bottom side Burton at London Road.

There is another derby at Redwell Road where two sides without a win face of as Wellingborough Town take on Rushton.

The all-Northampton clash takes place at Billing Road with Old Northamptonians hosting Northampton Saints while Horton House entertain Brixworth.

Division One leaders Rushden head to Wellingborough Indians on Saturday while second-placed Desborough are on the road at Old Northamptonians 2nd. And there is a clash between third and fourth as Weekley & Warkton make the trip to Peterborough 2nd.