Bourne batsmen blasted 19 sixes on their way to a 229-run battering of Medbourne in Rutland Division One on Sunday.
Centurians Peter Morgan and Jordan Temple smacked six maximums apiece as did Tom Dixon who based a quickfire 71 at the end of Bourne’s 45-over innings of 398-7.
Morgan was finally dismissed for 134, while Temple finished unbeaten on 120. It was Temple’s first senior ton and a great day for Bourne was completed when under 15 player Ben Woodward finished the match off with a hat-trick.
Woodward returned figures of 4-40 as Medbourne replied with 169.
Town Saturday star Asim Butt plays for Barnack on Sundays and he cracked 92 in a 26-run win at Oundle. Jack Bolsover (5-26) bowled superbly for Oundle, but Mark Hodgson’s 72 wasn’t enough to get the home side over the line.
Bowling star of the day was Tom Norman of Nassington who claimed 8-41 in 12 overs in a 127-run win over Stamford. Stamford were shot out for just 67 chasing 194-8. Kiwi Ryan Duffy (62no) top scored for Nassington with Richard Field (4-59) bowling best for Stamford.
Title fancies Uppingham beat Wisbech by 28 runs. Tom Meyrick (4-36) and Gary Freear (51) performed with credit for the Fenmen.
UPPINGHAM beat WISBECH by 28 runs
Uppingham 173 (T, Meyrick 4-36).
Wisbech 148 (G. Freear 51).
EATON SOCON beat PETERBOROUGH TOWN by 5 wkts
Town 146 (K. Judd 34, K. Medcalf 29, J. Smith 26).
Eaton Socon 152-5 (M. Hay 88no, J. Smith 2-27)
MEDBOURNE lost to BOURNE by 229 runs
Bourne 398-7 (P. Morgan 134, J. Temple 120no, T. Dixon 71).
Medbourne 169 (A. Dalby 65no, B, Woodward 4-40).
OUNDLE lost to BARNACK by 26 runs
Barnack 218-6 (A. Butt 92, J. Bolsover 5-26).
Oundle 192 (M. Hodgson 72).
NASSINGTON beat STAMFORD by 127 runs
Nassington 194-8 (R. Duffy 62no, A. Laud 46, D. Bandaranaike 32no, R. Field 4-59).
Stamford 67 (T. Norman 8-41).