Saints take advantage of Finedon’s batting woes

Steven Crook hammered an unbeaten 181 as Brixworth got the better of the ONs
Steven Crook hammered an unbeaten 181 as Brixworth got the better of the ONs

Finedon Dolben’s batting failed them for a second time in as many outings as they were beaten by Northampton Saints in the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division.

A fortnight after being skittled for 87 by Brixworth, Chris Goode’s men were dismissed for just 92 as the Saints’ spinners wreaked havoc.

Only Andy Daniels (26) passed 20 as Corbyn Dolley (6-26) and Ali Hasnain (4-28) shared the wickets between them.

Zak Harvey (35) then led the way as the hosts reached their target for the loss of five wickets with 47 overs to spare.

Rushden are now 20 points clear at the summit after a narrow 18-run defeat of Burton Latimer.

Damien Paul took 6-20 as the home side, with Christian Davis making a round half century, were bowled out for 133.

But this proved to be enough as new overseas recruit Will Sheridan snared 4-18 and Simon Branston 3-38 as Burton mustered 115 (Scott Sanders 43).

Rushton had few problems getting the better of Stony Stratford as they claimed a six-wicket triumph.

Jake Higginbotham (6-36) and Marc Jackson (4-35) combined to dismiss Stony for 78 and Ben Mansell then hit 44 as the target was reached in the 12th over.

Horton House’s unbeaten record came to an end as they lost to Oundle by three wickets.

Horton were bowled out for 100 as the Oundle attack shared the wickets around and Alex Martin then made an unbeaten 45 as, despite the efforts of Charlie MacDonnell (5-30), the hosts got over the winning line with time to spare.

Asim Butt was the star for Peterborough as they thumped Wollaston by 147 runs.

The opener finished unbeaten on 147 and along with Callum French (82no), led the visitors to 239-2 after 50 overs.

Wollaston were never in the hunt in the reply and were dismissed for 128 (Matthew Jones 54) with Lewis Bruce taking 4-24.

Northants all-rounder Steven Crook enjoyed himself as Brixworth beat the Old Northamptonians by 115 runs.

Crook thrashed an undefeated 181 with 19 sixes as Brixworth piled up 328-8 in their 55 overs.

And although David Willey struck 94, with a mere eight maximums, in the reply, Colin Sibley’s haul of 7-51 saw the ONs run through for 213.