That was the case for Division Three title hopefuls Upwood and Sawtry in the Hunts League last Saturday. Leaders Upwood fell 27 runs short of a revised target at Peterborough side Falcon XI after earlier dismissing their hosts for 139. Siblings Neil and Steve Tuffin impressed with the ball, taking 4-33 and 3-10 respectively, but their side could only reach 96 in reply. Sawtry went down by 57 runs at Biggleswade. They had limped to 72-4 when the rain set in during the 23rd over of their reply in a match reduced to 35 overs per side. Ian Bonsall bagged 3-38 as the home side posted 195-6. Eaton Socon 2nds were another side to fall short of a revised target in their Division One trip to Southill Park. Scott Stevenson, Roan Haarhoff and Macauley Clark claimed two wickets apiece as the home side racked up 196-7 before Socon reached 81-4 in a 20-over reply 22 runs short of their target. Matthew Sharpe was unbeaten on 48. The rain couldnt save Brampton from a third successive loss after a batting collapse in Division Four. The local side were skittled for 124 by Castor & Ailsworth 2nds despite a half-century from skipper Andy Canham (55) and 31 from fellow opener Stuart Henderson. But no other Brampton man made it into double-figures and the hosts had no problems in easing past a revised target without loss. There was a first reverse of the summer for Kimbolton 2nds at that level. They went down to new leaders Newborough 2nds in another rain-affected game. Little Paxton werent happy to see the heavens opened as they looked poised for victory against Blunham 3rds. Troy Beavis (3-15) and Tommo Newton (3-18) helped to remove the visitors for just 74 with Little Paxton on 18-1 when a halt was called. There were no such weather issues last Sunday when Buckden bashed Upwood by 145 runs in Division Five. Opener Matthew Stevens hit 73 of Buckdens 203-8 before Tom Chester struck with 3-6 as Upwood were sent packing for just 58.