NCL CRICKET: Redding in the runs as Haddon IIs batter Barton

EYES ON THE BALL - action from East Haddon's 10-wicket defeat to Overstone Park (Picture: Dave Ikin)
EYES ON THE BALL - action from East Haddon's 10-wicket defeat to Overstone Park (Picture: Dave Ikin)

James Redding hit a stunning 142 as East Haddon IIs thrashed Earls Barton by 130 runs in division seven.

Redding was the main man in the Haddon innings, with support coming from Steve Kilsby who made 32.

Barton were never in with a sniff, and were bowled out for 143 with Rob Cousins the star man with the ball claiming five for 17 and Oliver Cousins three for 33.

East Haddon’s first team could have done with some of Redding’s runs as they endured a nightmare afternoon as their division two title and promotion hopes took a massive hit as they were thrashed by 10 wickets at Overstone Park.

Haddon returned home pointless after being bowled out for just 103,

Alex Jackman the only batsman to hold his head high with 34.

Park then coasted to 106 for none, and Haddon, who went into the game top, dropped to third place with Kettering now top and Wellingborough Indians second.

Long Buckby are still bottom despite claiming a draw against Wellingborough IIs, who made 202 all out despite the efforts of Sam Bevin (3-33) and Gary Reeve (2-40).

Bevin then hit 28 in support of Warren Courtney who made 76, and that steered Buckby to a draw, just, at 169 for nine.

West Haddon went down by 112 runs to Great Houghton in division three, being bowled out for 131 (Adam Wallinger 35, Joseph Collins 32) in reply to the home side’s 243 for five (Chris Spencer 3-73, Oliver Churchill-Coleman 2-40).

Badby were bowled out for 97 in their division five clash with Wicken, with Jack Fuller (29) and Stuart Bonthuys (25) doing their bit.

Wicken then eased to 98 for five despite Chris Archer claiming two for 13 and Bonthuys two for 44.

In division nine, Nick Kates scored 88 and Matt Aitken 24 as Long Buckby IIs scored 162 for four to seal a six-wicket win over Kempston Hammers (158 all out, Hussain Mohamed 3-38, George Cantwell 2-8, Mark Lewis 2-41).

The derby in division 14 saw Badby squeeze past Barby by one wicket in a thriller.

John Harbattle scored 58 and Nigel Hancock 52 as Barby totalled 176 for seven, with Graham Harris taking three for 12 and Scott Baxter three for 33.

Curtly Street then top scored with a modest 34, but everybody chipped in as Badby just got home at 178 for nine, despite the bowling efforts of Ben Harris (3-25), Dave Sherwood (3-40) and Nigel Hancock (2-29).