NCL ROUND-UP: Brixworth punished by brilliant Kaufman as ONs claim victory

Richard Kaufman smashed a brilliant 151 not out as Old Northamptonians secured a remarkable nine-wicket win over Brixworth in the NCL Premier Division.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th July 2013, 5:18 pm
SAFE HANDS - Saints fielder Michael Davies holds on to a catch during his side's tied game with Burton Latimer (Picture: Alison Bagley)
SAFE HANDS - Saints fielder Michael Davies holds on to a catch during his side's tied game with Burton Latimer (Picture: Alison Bagley)

Brixworth must have thought they were in with a chance of victory as they posted 238 for five in their 55 overs, with Callum Berrill scoring 58 and Peter Caunt an unbeaten 53.

Kaufman claimed four for 53 for ONs, and then set about destroying the Brixworth bowling attack as ONs got home at 241 for one in just 38.4 overs, Zaakir Husnain Khawaja chipping in with 68.

Saints’ miserable run of results continued as they threw away a match winning position to tie with Burton Latimer in a remarkable game.

Chasing Saints’ modest 158 all out, Burton were in dire straits at 53 for seven and then 113 for nine and seemingly heading for defeat.

But last pair George Groenland (22no) and Damon Hanney (27) had other ideas, as they put on 45, and they very nearly won it for their side, with Hanney being run-out by Corbyn Dolley off the final ball of the match!

Dan Harris had top scored for Saints with 40, with Mark Wolstenholme making 21.

With the ball, Michael Davies claimed four for 25 and Wolstenholme took three for 32.

Stony Stratford secured a welcome win against Wollaston.

Tom Moore led the way with the bat, scoring 69 as Stony scored 189 all out.

That proved to be too many for Wollaston, who did recover from 68 for six, but still fell short as they were dismissed for 168.

Vicram Sohal took three for 21 with the ball, while there were two wickets apiece for Steve Bellew and Alex Strong.

There were runs aplenty in the game between Horton House and Wellingborough, but the game ended in a draw.

Both sides will be frustrated though, as Horton ended just one wicket away from winning, and Borough just 12 runs off victory.

Elliott Ruff scored 107 as Horton posted 258 for five, Charlie MacDonnell making 72 not out.

Northants youngster Christian Davis top-scored with 46 for Borough in reply, and they held on for a draw at 247 for nine.

Will Smith claimed five for 84 and Andrew Neate four for 72 for Horton.

Finedon Dolben are now 34 points clear at the top after they beat Oundle who made 159 for eight, with the leaders coasting to a six-wicket success.

Second-placed Peterborough beat Rushton after scoring 258 for six and then dismissing their hosts for 138.