Sneath shines as Wollaston are seen off

Jake Higginbotham took 5-23 as Rushton beat Oundle
Jake Higginbotham took 5-23 as Rushton beat Oundle

Finedon Dolben returned to winning ways in the Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League Premier Division with a 73-run victory over struggling Wollaston.

Greg Evans top scored for Finedon with 42 as a number of good contributions enabled them to make 243-9 declared from 52 overs.

Will Sneath then took over as the he registered figures of 6-44 as the home side were bowled out for 170, Chris Perry complementing his 4-73 with 63.

Rushton’s excellent form continued at Oundle as they won by 80 runs.

An unbeaten 50 from Marc Jackson enabled the visitors to reach 218-7 and this proved to be more than enough as Jake Higginbotham’s 5-23 dismissed Oundle for 138.

Petrus Jeftha and Alex Martin both made half centuries - 52 and 50 not out respectively - which proved to be in vain.

Rushden responded to last week’s defeat as they downed Horton House by 39 runs.

Andrew Neate’s 4-58 kept Rushden to 166 of which Mikey Phillips made 40, yet this was enough as Simon Branston and Will Sheridan, with 4-52 and 4-31 respectively, ran through the visitors who could only make 127 in reply.

It was defeat number seven for Burton Latimer as they went down by 81 runs at Peterborough.

The visitors did half of the job well as they bowled Peterborough out for 145, Ethan Delargy taking 4-27, but their reply was disappointing as they were skittled for 64 with Joe Dawborn snaring 4-20.

In the other two fixtures there were victories for Stony Stratford and Old Northamptonians.

The former got the better of Brixworth by 19 runs as they defended their 174-8 (James Pickles 48) by bowling out the hosts for 155 (Ashley Starmer 52, Alex Strong 4-47).

And the latter won the local derby with Northampton Saints by a comfortable 119 runs.

All four of the ONs batsmen used made half centuries - Rob White 56, Tom Webb 82, David Willey 84no and Zakir Khawaja 52no - in a commanding total of 297-2 which was never threatened as the Saints were dismissed for 178 with the wickets being shared around.