Ton-up Carl earns batting plaudits

Ton up: West Haddon Batsman Carl Nyman who hit a superb total of 130
Ton up: West Haddon Batsman Carl Nyman who hit a superb total of 130

A SUPERB total of 130 from West Haddon batsman Carl Nyman helped his side to a winning draw against Podington Firsts in Division Three.

Carl’s huge contribution won the batting plaudits and gave a massive boost to Haddon’s 235 total.

In reply Sam Sturley (57 not out) and Ian Hart (39) provided useful contributions.

In Division Two, Long Buckby Firsts also battled to a winning draw against Northampton Saints Seconds.

The village side were helped by an impressive innings from Nick Kates (69). In reply there were half-century knocks from Glenn Thompson (59) and Josh Turner (50).

East Haddon suffered a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Peterborough Town Seconds.

Best batting for Haddon was Simon Pearson (70) while an undefeated half century from Peterborough’s Chris Milner helped along their run-rate.

In Division Three an undefeated total from Lewis Gates (61 n.o.) helped Raunds Town Firsts to a six-wicket success over Heyford Firsts in a low-scoring encounter. Raunds’ Paul Guest returned bowling figures of five-11.

Badby Firsts beat Isham Seconds by 41 runs in Division Five. Badby’s David Marlow (46 n.o.), Andy Humphries (27) and Toby Bell (26) gave good accounts at the crease.

Marlow returned bowling figures of five-30 and Phil Rule three-39.

Yelvertoft Firsts beat Kislingbury Temperance by six wickets.

Kislingbury scored 138 all out in 40.3 overs. For Toft, Adam Ursell bowled 11 overs and took four for 35. Paul Brown bowled 12.3 overs and took four for 54.

Jonathan Elder scored 32 for Kislingbury.

Toft made a poor start, losing their first three wickets for 15 runs to some fast bowling.

However, opener Andrew O’neill played a fine innings and together with James Martin put on 80 runs. Martin was caught for 36. Aaron Ellis came to the crease and hit a quick 25 to take Toft to victory by six wickets. Andrew O’neill finished as man of the match on 43 not out.

Ashby Timken Firsts beat Stony Stratford Thirds by 126 runs in Division Six.

John Burdett (71n.o.), Zaheer Iqbal (48), Jake Hinton (41n.o.) and Timothy Jakeman (38) helped along the Timken run-rate. Timken’s Kevin Johnson (four-44) and Jon Hill (three-14) won the bowling plaudits.

In Division Seven, Bugbrooke Firsts were beaten by 107 run by Carrib United Firsts – thanks to good batting from Wilf Paris (55), Fabian Cummins (53), Trevor Codner (34) and Ming Hestic (32).

In the same division, East Haddon Seconds gained a winning draw against St Michaels 74 (Bugbrooke).

Haddon’s Keith Halford (97) fell just short of his ton and St Michaels’ Nick Croft hit an impressive 51. Steven Spruels returned bowling figures of four-46.

In Division Nine, St Michaels Firsts beat Great Houghton by five wickets in a low-scoring clash.