Maiden century just not enough

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A MAIDEN club century from Rich King (103) was not quite enough to earn a victory for Alconbury at home against Oakham seconds in Rutland 6 on Sunday.

The hosts won the toss and posted a respectable 231-4 off 45 overs, after a nervy start had seen them slip to 16-3 at one stage.

However despite good bowling from Aaron Magee (3-50), Oakham’s top five batsmen all contributed sizeable scores.

It left the visitors needing eight runs off the last over and three runs off the last ball, which they hit for a boundary to snatch the win.

Bad weather forced Warboys seconds’ Hunts 3 fixture with Eaton Socon seconds on Monday to be abandoned.

But in Rutland 5 the day before, Warboys crashed to a 224-run reverse at Thrapston.

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The visitors were all out for just 65 in 20.2 overs, replying to the hosts’ 289-8 off their allotted 45 overs.

The highlights for Warboys was three wickets apiece for both Sam Vallance and Connor Withers.

In Rutland 5, Market Deeping seconds conceded their fixture with Warboys seconds while in Hunts 3 on Saturday, Warboys seconds were nine-wicket winners over Peterborough thirds.

Huntingdon firsts had a tie with Barnack in Hunts 1 on Saturday as, chasing 167, they could only match their hosts’ score.

Elsewhere, Huntingdon seconds recorded their first Hunts 3 win of the season with a comprehensive success against Upwood.

Batting first Upwood were bowled out for 112 with Ben George taking 5-34 and, in reply, Huntingdon breezed home in 17 overs for an eight-wicket win with Phil Wright 38 not out.

In Hunts 5, Huntingdon thirds shot out Buckden seconds for 81 in 22 overs with Adnan Hafiz 4-26 and Keiran Puckey 3-12 doing the damage as only Trevor Mews with 26 made double figures.

In reply Huntingdon took 15.5 overs to reach 83-3 with Nick Kumpukkul 38 not out.

In Tucker 2 on Saturday, Waresley were home winners over Fulbourn by 16 runs.

Brenton Alp (50) top scored for the hosts, cracking 10 fours in his nine-over half century on the way to his side’s 196-8.

The visitors fell short in reply and were all out for 180, Steve Hooley claiming 3-46.

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