Harris’ half-century in vain for Desborough

A fine half-century from Sam Harris was to not avail for Desborough as they slipped to a seven-wicket defeat to Loddington & Mawsley in under-13 Division One in the Corby & District QualitySolicitors Wilson Browne Youth League.

Harris struck 53 but no other batsman got into double figures as Desborough closed on 87-7 with Jack Paviour (2-17) being the pick of the Loddington bowlers.

Shiv Popat claimed 2-16 in the reply but Loddington reached the target on 92-3 thanks to Arthur Jones (45no) and Ryan Hawthorn (26).

Cameron Thompson (26) and William Brooks (18) set Rushton on their way to a good total of 90-3 against Burton Latimer.

And it proved to much for Burton who were bowled out for 58 with Brooks, Thomas Cook and Samual Mindham taking two wickets each.

Jack Issitt (34) and Nathan Parekh Downes (24) led Weekley & Warkton to a match-winning total of 79-7 against S&L Corby, despite Shaun Oliver (2-11) and Ben Lawman (2-6) performing well with the ball.

Two wickets each from Conner Hill, Edward Drake Lee and Issitt kept S&L at bay although Lawman (35no) tried hard as they closed on 61-7.

Kettering were dismissed for just 35 as the Weldon attack of Zac McGraw (2-8), Josh Lucas Knight (2-3) and Josh McLellan (2-4) and were all out in 11 overs.

Dylan Hagger and Harry Briggs ensured Weldon cruised home by eight wickets.

In Division Two, Loddington & Mawsley Lions counted the cost of losing too many wickets as they went down by 21 runs to Brigstock.

Ben Aitkin (4-9) produced a superb spell of bowling for Brigstock as Loddington were restricted to 264-13 with Georgia Grey (11) leading the way.

But Brigstock secured a 21-run victory on 285-6 with Kieran Calnan (20) and Jonah Shrive (19) playing the starring roles.

Kudakwashe Taruvinga (12) tried hard for Barton Seagrave who reached 217-6 but they were beaten by 71 runs as Callum Fox (19) led Geddington to 288-3 in reply.

Thrapston B produced their best performance of the season to beat Kettering by 29 runs.

The Thrapston pairing of Simon Glazebrook and Nathan Butler put on 37 to get their side to 243-5 with Harry Tansor (2-10) being the pick of the Kettering attack.

Tansor (9) was also the best batsman but Kettering closed on 214-11 as Ben Hansord (4-17) ensured victory for Thrapston.

There was also a victory for Thrapston Girls who put a good total of 262-6 on the board thanks to Ella Johnson (13) and Annie Thurbon (10), although Taran Diwan claimed 2-6.

But Great Oakley struggled to 235-10 in reply as Rachel Anderson (3-10) and Kate Thorncroft (2-6) gave the home side a deserved win.