James hits out!

A SUPERB undefeated innings of 152 from Heyford Firsts’ James Baldwin helped them to a winning draw against Wollaston Seconds.

In reply Wollaston’s Nick Shelton (65) and Andy Luck (62 n.o.) made useful contributions.

Long Buckby Firsts enjoyed a nine-wicket win over Weekley and Warkton Firsts in Division Two.

Buckby’s Mainak Ray (47 n.o.), Daniel Simms (35) and Philip Wallace (28 n.o.) helped the home side on their winning way. Adrian Flynn returned bowling figures of four-26.

East Haddon Firsts had a six-wicket home success against Wellingborough OGs Firsts – thanks in no small part to a massive innings from Stephan Joubert (86n.o.) and Chris Henderson (54n.o.).

Joubert (three-49), Robbie Povey (three-29) and Stuart Keeping (two-44) made good impressions on the bowling.

West Haddon Firsts suffered a five-wicket loss against S and L Corby Firsts.

Best batting for Haddon was Phil Adams (71) and Ben Savage (41). Ed Harmon returned bowling figures of three-64.

Bugbrooke Firsts bagged a narrow victory by 37 runs over Kempston Hammers Seconds in Divison Six.

Bugbrooke’s Ian Street made 47, Ciaran Thomas 37, Richard Hook 27, Vince Auguste 25 and Matthew Berry 21. Street also had bowling figures of three-25.

In the same division, Weekley and Warkton Seconds gained a winning draw against Kislingbury Temperance Firsts.

Kisle’s Danny Mackintosh (56), Tony Roodt (41), Benjamin Swingler-Browne (38) and Mark Cattell (36) helped along the run-rate. Roodt was on four-42.

Yelvertoft beat Wellingborough Thirds by 89 runs in Division Seven. Toft scored 183 for eight in 45 overs. For Toft, Andrew O’Neill scored 41 and Aaron Ellis scored 28 not out.

Wellingborough were all out for 94. For Toft, Martin Lewis took five wickets and Paul Brown four wickets. n See separate Badby match report above right.