Barrowden bag maiden win of the season; defeats for Uppingham and Oakham
Uppingham Town suffered a sixth successive Leicestershire League Premier Division defeat after a seven-wicket away reversal at Leicester Ivanhoe on Saturday.
Newly-promoted Town are finding runs hard to come by in their maiden top flight campaign and they again came up short on Saturday.
They were dismissed for 111 by their hosts who then raced to victory inside 14 overs.
Town, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, were soon in trouble at 14-2 following the early departures of Ben Farnsworth and Martin Bennett.
Sam Hodson (25) and Mark Cox (27) put on 40 runs for the third wicket to take Town past the half-century mark.
But, when Cox was dismissed with the Town total on 69-4, they lost two more quick wickets without adding any runs.
Andy Cross (12) and Alex Ashwin (15) added 28 runs for the seven wicket before Mitchell Carey came into the home attack and took 3-20 to skittle the Town tail end and bowl the visitors out for 111.
Ivanhoe signalled their intentions early on with Sam Evans hitting six fours in his 38 and Joe Kendall cracking seven boundaries in his 32.
Tom Hynes claimed both wickets and then had Sam Ward caught third ball by Hodson to leave the hosts on 74-3.
But Harry Swindells struck an unbeaten 32 off just 22 balls, including six boundaries, to steer the hosts to a comfortable win and leave Town rooted to the foot of the table.
Oakham were left to rue five dropped catches in their six-wicket Division One defeat against Newtown Linford.
Skipper Richard Martin had been the backbone of the Oakham innings after hitting 12 fours and three sixes in his 82 which helped Oakham post 192-9 from their 45 overs.
Martin put on 66 runs for the second wicket with Sean Cowley (24) before Warren Birchall (3-58) and Marcus Hagger (4-27) took hold of the Oakham batting.
Shaun Morris (14) and Charlie Baker (11) added some crucial late runs as Oakham just failed to pass the 200-run mark.
Baker then struck twice early on in the hosts' reply to leave Linford struggling on 25-2.
However, Dean Scaysbrook (41) and an unbeaten 87 from Craig Chapman revived the home side's fortunes as Oakham saw victory slip through their grasp.
David Woods (37) joined Chapman for a crucial 70-run stand for the third wicket with Matthew Bennett (11no) then helping his unbeaten skipper see second-placed Linford home.
Peter Rowe hit a century for the second successive Saturday as Division Four East pacesetters Ketton Sports stormed to a 157-run win over Great Glen.
Rowe, who hit an unbeaten an 116 last week, carried his bat for 124 not out as Sports racked up 246-4 from their 45 overs.
Ashley Rodgers (23), Zeeshan Manzoor (29) and Joash Mathys (36) also contributed to the Sports cause.
Mathys then wrecked havoc on the Great Glen batting line-up as he took 5-24 from 10 overs for his third five-wicket haul in the last four games.
Will Compton, Zak Treweek, Matt Bird and Joshua Hallam also claimed a wicket apiece as Great Glen were dismissed for 89.
Market Overton went down to a 59-run home defeat against Asian Sports 2nds in their Division Five East clash.
Damian Makwana had taken 4-41 with David Lambert, Tom Stevens and Tom Goodliffe all grabbing a brace apiece to dismiss Asian Sports for 215.
However, a super spell of 4-30 from 11 overs by Ragesh Popat saw Marko bowled out for 156 in their reply.
Brian Makwana had top scored with 68, which included 11 fours, while Ryan Thwaites struck 22 with Goodliffe making 27.
Uppingham 2nds claimed an excellent nine-wicket win home win over high-flying Asian Sports 3rds in Division Seven East.
They bowled out their visitors for 100 and then knocked off the required runs for the loss of just one wicket.
Wakerley and Barrowden claimed their maiden Division Nine East win of the season after a 71-run home success over Broughton Astley 2nds.
The hosts had been dismissed for 136 after electing to bat first with Chris White leading their charge with 69 and Harry Baker making 26.
White then returned 2-7 from nine economical overs to stall the Broughton reply with Glenn Moody adding solid support with 3-24.
Henry Bolton then entered the fray to take a clinical 3-3 from 1.5 overs as Broughton were bowled out for 65.
Uppingham 3rds conceded their scheduled Division 10 East clash away at Lutterworth 4ths.