No slowing down from in-form Wollaston

Peterborough's Jamie Smith bowls in the clash with Oundle at Milton Road
Peterborough's Jamie Smith bowls in the clash with Oundle at Milton Road

Wollaston maintained their excellent run of form in the NCL Premier Division as they eased past Burton Latimer.

The form book would’ve suggested only one result from this encounter and that is what transpired as the hosts triumphed by a 55-run margin.

The 30-points gained pushed Chris Perry’s side into second place in the table, 30 behind leaders Finedon who were held to a draw by Stony Stratford.

At London Road, Mark Ralph and Liam Bates, with scores of 64 and 67 respectively, led the hosts to 224-5 before they declared with four overs remaining.

Steve Musgrave then took over with his off-spin snaring him 6-53 as Burton were dismissed for 169 in the 46th over.

At Campbell Park, Stony continued their good month of June with another solid draw.

Grieg Hofbauer’s unbeaten 94 was the main contribution in Finedon’s 235-5 but although they allowed themsleves an extra four overs, the hosts held firm to close on 147-7, Chris Goode taking 3-36.

The local derby between Oundle and Peterborough at Milton Road went emphatically in the way of the visitors who raced to a nine-wicket victory.

Ajaz Akhtar and Paul McMahon took three wickets apiece as Oundle mustered an under par 131 and this total was put in to context once Asim Butt got going.

The former Pakistan Under-19 international thrashed 103 in only 71 balls as the defending champions romped home with more than 31 overs in hand.

Andy Reynoldson returned to form as Rushton notched their first win of the campaign against Wellingborough at Redwell Road.

The left-hander made an unbeaten 108 in the visitors’ 283-4 with Ben Mansell and Marc Jackson weighing in with 73 and 70 respectively.

James Howes made a rapid 75 in the reply but their was little other resistance as Jackson and Tom Collett, with three wickets each, helped bowl them out for 138.

Old Northamptonians got the better of Northampton Saints by 10 wickets at Birchfield Road East.

The Saints’ 202-7 was built around an unbeaten 91 from Joe Collins and 77 from Geoff Jackson with Afaq Babar taking 4-40.

Tom Webb (95no) and Zaakir Khawaja (79no) then made short work of the chase as the ONs reached 206-0 in the 40th over.

The weekend’s other game was at Denton Road where Horton House and Brixworth shared the points.

Tom Worthington hit 85 in Brixworth’s 212-8 with Horton, for whom Steven Jarvis made 53, closed on 201-8.