East Haddon lose battle in a low-scoring match

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OVERSTONE Park Firsts beat East Haddon Firsts by 46 runs in a relatively low-scoring match in Division Two.

Best bowling for Haddon was Craig Burger (four-47).

In the same division, Long Buckby Firsts suffered a 53-run home defeat at the hands of Thrapston Firsts.

A half-century knock from Thrapston’s Les Thurbon (58) helped along the run-rate while Sam Bevin (21) gave a useful account in reply.

Nick Smith returned impressive bowling figures of five-15 for Buckby.

Heyford Firsts enjoyed a 111-run success over Horton House Seconds in Division Three.

Heyford Firsts’ Dave Livermore (65 n.o.) and Ross Cambray (64) put up a partnership of 98 for the sixth wicket and then Cambray took five-26 in 12 overs.

In the same division, West Haddon Firsts suffered an eight-wicket loss at the hands of St Crispin and Ryelands Firsts.

Best batting totals for Haddon were David Lowe (46) and Ian Smith (33) while an undefeated score of 85 from Tom Goodman and Mark Richardson (35) helped along the home-side’s total.

In Division Five, Badby lost by 74 runs against Brixworth Seconds at home.

Badby’s Andy Humphries (30 n.o.) gave a good account in what was otherwise a low-scoring team total.

Best bowling for Badby was Martin Wilcox who returned figures of four-42.

Ashby Timken Firsts found themselves on the receiving end of a two-wicket defeat atgainst Higham Ferrers Town Firsts in Division Six.

In the same division, Gretton Firsts beat Kislingbury Temperance Firsts by 36 runs.

Winning the batting plaudits for Kisle was Danny Mackintosh with an undefeated total of 42 and impressive bowling from Bobby Leah (five-30) gave Kisle some encouragement in a low-scoring encounter.

Bugbrooke Firsts enjoyed a slender 13-run home win over Harlestone Firsts in Division Seven.

Ian Street (four-23) and Billal Bashir (four-34) gave useful accounts.

Kempston Hammers Seconds beat St Michaels 74 (Bugbrooke) by six runs.

Johnathan Goodson (57) and Nick Croft (38) gave good batting totals for St Michaels.

In Division Nine, Guilsborough Firsts beat Bowden Seconds by two wickets.

Guilsborough’s Jon Buckby was 42 not out and Tim Nuttall (four-eight) and Tom Bradshaw (three-32) were also noteworthy.