Ton up but still on the losing side

Long Buckby bowler Gary Church in action.
Long Buckby bowler Gary Church in action.
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BUGBROOKE’S Christopher Chapman (113) hit a superb century but still his side suffered a two-wicket defeat against Mears Ashby Firsts in Division Seven.

In reply Ashby’s Jack Gardner (58) added a useful half-century. Jamie Burrows returned bowling figures of six-45 and Oliver Forskitt-Brown four-31.

A massive innings from Earls Barton’s David Howe (94) helped his side to a winning draw against Long Buckby Firsts in Division Two.

In reply, Buckby’s Nick Smith (50) hit a useful half century with Sam Bevin adding an undefeated 36 with figures of four-64.

In the same division, Weekley and Warkton Firsts also got a winning draw against East Haddon Firsts.

There were good innings from Weekley’s Sam Palmer (77) and Haddon’s Stephan Joubert (63).

In Division Three, Heyford Firsts gained a winning draw against Irchester Firsts. Heyford’s David Livermore (48) and Irchester’s Mark Cooper (34 n.o.) gave useful accounts.

West Haddon’s Phil Perryman battled his way to a half-century knock in their Division Three game against Rushden Town Seconds.

Haddon gained a winning draw.

Rushden’s Steven Chessum (five-36) and Haddon’s Carl Nyman (five-42) won the bowling plaudits.

Badby Firsts suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Weldon Firsts in Division Five.

Best batting for Badby was Andy Humphries (44). In reply, Luke Cummins (44 n.o), Fraser Glover (32) and Sam Willcock (22 n.o) helped along the run-rate.

In Division Nine Guilsborough Firsts beat Burton Latimer Thirds by 47 runs with Tom Whitehouse hitting an impressive 67.