Wollaston better equipped for Peterborough test

Wollaston captain Chris Perry
Wollaston captain Chris Perry

Wollaston’s visit to Bretton Gate in the NCL Premier Division last season won’t live long in their memory.

Chris Perry’s men were bowled out for a paltry 30 as the hosts, who went to win the league by some distance, claimed one of their 18 victories and this weekend they revisit the scene of the crime but in much better spirits.

The London Road outfit have won both of their outings so far, including an impressive seven-wicket defeat of Northampton Saints last time out, and Perry says that collective belief is paying dividends.

He said: “I think we wrote ourselves off a bit last year and then we didn’t perform but we worked hard in the winter and haven’t relied on an overseas or County player.”

He added: “We were bowled out for 30 last year and we ‘ve never batted particularly well over there.

“It’ll be a trial by spin, we know that, and we’ll try to come up with some plans for that.”

The standout fixture of the weekend seees early pacesetters Finedon Dolben play host to Rushton who have started the season in encouraging style with the better of two draws against Peterborough and the Old Northamptonians.

The Saints will look to bounce back to winning ways as they host Wellingborough Town, who have lost both of their games, and Oundle, who won their first top flight fixture last week when they downed Horton House, travel to Brixworth.

Horton are on the road at Stony Stratford while the ONS play host to Burton Latimer.

In Division One, early leaders Weekley & Warkton have a local derby in store as they make the very short trip to Geddington.

Elsewhere, their is an intriguing clash in prospect at Short Stocks as Rushden host Desborough.

Irthlingborough are at home to Peterborough 2nd, Kettering host ONs 2nd, Finedon 2nd travel to the Old Wellingburians and Wellingborough Indians welcome Loddington & Mawsley.