Ben’s half-century helps seal a victory

Ben Dhaliwal was in fine form with the bat as Wellingborough Town B wrapped up a 10-run success over Oundle B in under-15 section B in the Higham & District Youth Cricket League.

Dhaliwal hit an unbeaten 51 as Wellingborough reached 93-0 in their innings and, although Oundle chased hard thanks to Matthew Herbert (34), they finished short of the target on 83-4.

Kevin Bottoms (19no) and Billy Bates (16) helped Raunds (71-3) to a seven-wicket success over Thrapston B (70-4). Ross Stevens (10no) was the only Thrapston batsman who reached double figures.

In the under-15 section A, Oundle A (126-5) were 56-run victors at Thrapston (70-7), who had good efforts from Curtis Hartley (2-20), Edward Boddington (2-33), Scott Gardiner (30no) and Alex Teague (21)

Elsewhere, Charlie Elderton (50) and Elliot Knight (2-13) helped Wollaston (85-3) to a seven-wicket success over Rushden (84-5), for whom Oliver Warwick (38) and Ross McMullan (17 and 2-14) performed well.

Drew Brierley was in fine form once again in the under-17 section as he hit 59 not out in Old Grammarians’ narrow five-run win at Irthlingborough.

Brierley led OGs to 83-8 as Robert Poole (3-8) and Matthew Greene (2-16) bowled well for the hosts. But their run chase fell just short on 78-7, despite the efforts of Jack Fleming (26).

The Oundle derby ended in a 25-run victory for the A side as Jonathon Dalley (36no) and Peter Foster (29) led them to a big total of 119-2.

Jack Bolsover (35no) did his best for the B team but they closed on 94-5 as Andrew McGonigle (2-13) and Toby Snelling (2-18) bowled well for A side.

Oundle A and OGs share the lead at the top of the table after their respective wins.

Charlie Lawrence hit an unbeaten 33 and then took 4-8 as a fine all-round display helped Earls Barton (86-4) beat Wellingborough Indians (36-8) in under-13 section B.

Baseer Omarktill (2-9) was in good form with the ball for Indians.

Wellingborough Town B (60-2) had Amy Hewitt (29no), Zoe Westley (22) and Tom Taylor (2-6) in good form as they beat Irthlingborough (56-7). Harry Potkins (2-5) was Irthlingborough’s only wicket taker.

Podington lead the division after they recorded a comfortable six-wicket success over Isham.

The only game played in section A saw Wellingborough Town A bowl Finedon Dolben B out for just 17 as they sealed a 58-run victory.