Carl hits massive century

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A MASSIVE century from West Haddon’s Carl Nyman (117) and a big-hitting total from team mate Phil Perryman (64) saw West Haddon to a winning draw against Horton House Seconds in Division Three.

In reply, Horton’s Tariq Mahmood Ahmed (79) and Thomas Seckington (57) added useful totals in a high-scoring outing.

Robson Kightley returned bowling figures of four-50.

In Division Two, Weekley and Warkton Firsts beat Long Buckby Firsts by 57 runs in a match that fell short of runs.

Badby Firsts battled to a 62-run home victory against Overstone Park Seconds.

Stuart Bonthuys (71), Sabir Khawaja (37), Andy Humphries (31) and Martin Wilcox (27) gave good accounts at the crease for Badby while Overstone’s Gavin Chambers (46) just fell short of the half-century.

Bonthuys returned bowling figures of five-22.

In Division Six, Ashby Timken Firsts enjoyed a winning draw against Kislingbury Temperance – helped largely by a massive undefeated knock from Ashby’s Timothy Jakeman (81).

Kisle’s Benjamin Swingler-Browne (40) won the batting plaudits for his side and also made five-43.

In the same division, Yelvertoft Firsts earned a five-wicket win over Higham Ferrers Town Firsts.

Higham were all out for 77 runs due to fine bowling and catching by Toft.

Only two Higham batsmen reached double figures.

For Toft, Callum Bentley bowled five overs and took three wickets for 15 runs.

Skipper Martin Lewis took four for 41 in 12 overs. Adam Ursell took three wickets for four runs.

Toft made a good start to their innings, reaching 33 before losing their first wicket but struggled to reach their target of 78 and lost a further four wickets in doing so.

Will Negus batted well for 29 runs. This was the third victory on the trot for Toft.

St Michaels 74 (Bugbrooke) Firsts beat Bugbrooke Firsts by 92 runs in Division Seven.

St Michaels’ Adrian Spruels (38), Nick Croft (26), David Francis (21) and Chris Goodson (16) made a good impression at the crease. Spruels also impressed bowling with five-35.

In Division Nine, St Michaels Northants Firsts beat Burton Latimer Thirds by 25 runs. St Michaels’ Geoff Lambert returned bowling figures of six-17.

Guilsborough Firsts suffered defeat by 16 runs at the hands of Northampton Saints Fourths.