Fantastic cup finals day


THE sun shone for the Rugby & District Cricket League finals day in the picturesque setting of Rugby School on Sunday. More than 200 spectators enjoyed the action throughout the day.


Barby v Rowland United

Barby won by 71 runs

Starting the day, Barby won the U11s cup final with wicket keeper Joe Hardbattle taking the man of the match award.

Rowlands won the toss and invited Barby to bat. They ran up a strong targt of 278-3. In reply, Rowlands could only manage 207-7 for a 71-victory to Barby.

(See Barby’s report)


Rugby v Rowland United

Rugby won by 3 wickets

Rugby won the toss and decided to bowl. Rowlands were 49 all out in their 20 overs, and Rugby had three overs to spare as they reached 50-7 to win by three wickets.

Jamie Kerr for Rugby CC was man of the match.


Oakfield v Rugby

Rugby won by 9 wickets

Put in to bat, Oakfield struggled against good bowling and could only reach 61 all out off 19.3 overs.

Confident Rugby needed just 9.3 overs for their 9 wicket win, ending on 62-1.


Long Itchington v


Long Itchington won by 9 wickets

A comfortable win for Long Itchington, who won the toss and decided to bowl. Hunningham’s innings was led by Alex Ashington with 28 and James Lloyd 28, helping them to 87-6 off their 20 overs.

Nathan Hooker was the chief wicket taker with a useful 3-7. Jake Butler took 2-13.

Nathan Hooker was also in fine form with the bat, scoring 53no, with Jamie Brakwell adding 21 as their side reached 91-1 off 12.2 overs.


Barby v Rowland United

Barby won by 27 runs

Barby won the toss and batted first, building a solid 133-5 off their 20 overs, with Will Sinclair 30, Rob Field 21, Lyndon Slassor 17 and Neil Chippington 13.

With two run outs, the other wickets were shared between Joe Golding, Lee Golding and Richard Foxon.

Rowlands reply didn’t start well, with both openers Joe and Lee Golding out for 5, off the bowling of Will Sinclair.

S Thompson steadined with ship with 27, with Richard Foxon 22, Andy Morris 16 and John Ardern 15, but Rowlands were just below the required run rate and ended their innings on 106-6, 27 runs short.

Will Sinclair took 2-11 and Ajaz Hussain 2-23.

(See Barby’s report)


Newbold v Rowland United

Newbold won by 6 wickets.

Winning the toss, Rowlands batted and made 78-9 with James Carter 26 and Andy Morris 20. Newbold’s bowlers and fielders produced an excellent team performance, with all six bowlers taking wickets, the pick being Chris Ingram with 3-7 and Paul Higham 2-7.

Newbold hit the winning runs in the 17th over with Paul Evans best bat on 35 and Craig Scott 25. Richard Foxon took 2-12 as Newbold ended on 79-4.

Rugby v Oakfield

Rugby won by 34 runs

Put in to bat, Rugby’s top scorer was Ed Benfield with 57no, supported by Matt Ewer on 26 and Stuart Lloyd 17 as they reached 140-4.

Oakfield couldn’t match the required run rate and made 106-5. Craig Gowdy was best bat with 34, with Stewart Burnett adding 22. Matt Ewer took 2-20 and Raj Chohan 2-28.

Barby v West Haddon

Barby won by 20 runs

Batting first, after West Haddon won the toss, Barby hit 113-9 thanks largely to Alex Waite with 36 and Rob Field 35.

Carl Nyman was in good form with the ball, taking 3-10 with Alex Churchill-Coleman 2-11.

West Haddon’s reply saw them all out 20 runs short on 93, with a top score from Carl Nyman of 18. Alex Churchill-Coleman added 14 as West Haddon just couldn’t keep up the rate needed.

Ajaz Hussain took 3-22 with Stev Stipanovic 2-7 and Paul Henderson 2-10 for Barby.


Combined v Yelvertoft

Combined won by 1 wicket

Last ball drama, with Combined needing 3 to tie and 4 to win with 1 wicket left.

A dot ball was bowled, leaving Yelvertoft victorious, only for the keeper to let four byes through for a highly unlikely conclusion to what was a good game dominated by accurate seam bowling.

Yelvertoft had won the toss and chose to bat, making 100 and losing their last wicket with two balls to go. John Eccles made 24 with Danny Simms 18.

Combined won with 101-9, with Yelvertoft wicket takers including Danny Simms with 3-10 and Martin Lewis 3-16.

Hunningham v

Rowland United

Hunningham won by 45 runs

A comfortable win for Hunningham, who were asked to bat and made 128-6 with top scores of 42no by Marcus Mundy and 42 by Stuart Bird. Steve Hillyard took 2-16.

Rowlands struggled with slow scoring, only managing 83-4 off their 20 overs. Steve Hillyard was top scorer with 26 and Jack Randle made 23.


Oakfield v Cummins

Cummins won by 3 wickets

A close game, with Cummins hitting the winning runs with just three balls to spare.

Oakfield were asked to bat and Duane Barnes 60no led the way with Robert Harris supporting with 36, in their total of 122-6.

Mainak Ray was the pick of Cummins’ attack with 2-25. His side then went on to reach a winning 123-7, with Ursal Razaq top scoring on 28 and Ian Stone adding 26. For Oakfield Robert Harris took 2-24 and Barry Richardson 2-27.


Hunningham v

Long Itchington

Hunningham won by 1 wicket

A tense finish to this one, with Hunningham hitting the winning run in the final over.

Long Itchington amassed 106-5 after winning the toss with Nathan Hooker hitting 55 and Toby Inskip 17. Tom Pigott took 3-24 for Hunningham and went on to add 18 with the bat.

Tailender James Lloyd was top scorer with 40 and they won with 107-9.

Rugby v Rowland United

Rugby won by 24 runs

Rugby scored 99-6 after winning the toss. Openers Raj Chohan (27) and Jack Rosser (25) made a good start with Sujahn Barhey adding 24. Luke Oldham had a productive over taking 2-3 for Rowlands and Hasan Shah took 2-14.

Rowlands lost their last wicket with one ball to go, but were well behind on 75.

Dale Harris was the highest scorer with 14 supported by Josh Broadhurst and Luke Oldham both on 12. Sujahn Barhey took 3-7 and Akshay Veghela 3-18.


Rowland United v

Long Itchington

Long Itchington won by 9 wickets

Having won the toss, deciding to bowl proved the right decision for Long Itchington.

Rowlands set a total of 75-8 off 18 overs, with Ross Lienau top scoring with 17 and Bradley Ford-Kalym 15. Oliver Neal did much of the damage with 3-6 and Jake Butler 2-11.

Long Itchington set about the target with Billy Bowman-Shaw 26no and Jake Butler 24no as they reached 76-1 off 16.1 overs.

Chay Kalym took the only wicket for 13 runs.


Long Itchington v


Long Itchington won by 20 runs

Long Itchington made 91-6 but Hunningham couldn’t match it, ending on 71ao and losing the last wicket at the start of the 20th over.

Highlights were Stephen Crump 26no, Matthew Rose 20no and J Finch 3-13 and T Poulter 1-7 off four overs.

J Finn made 25no for Hunningham, with two wickets each for G Heaven, A Jones, J Ireland and M Rose.

The match was played in good spirit and LI did well to make 91 after being 1-4 off three overs.

Long Buckby v Southam

Long Buckby won by 100 runs

Buckby rattled up 135-5 which was just too strong a total for Southam, who were all out for 35 after 15 overs.

Oakfield v Yelvertoft

Oakfield won by 9 wickets

After winning the toss, Yelvertoft made 45ao off 16 overs, with Eccles hitting 20. Luke Armstrong restricted the innings with 4-6, while Joseph Rees took 2-1 and Jack Onyett 2-13.

In reply for Oakfield, Werno Claassen was 21no as his side hit the winning runs in the 11th over, to finish on 46-1.

Rugby v Rowland United

Rugby won by 24 runs

Rugby were put in to bat and hit a winning 69-9. Rowlands ended 24 runs short on 45ao after 17.4 overs.


Willoughby v


Barby won by 7 wickets

Put in to bat, Willoughby made 229-2 off their 16 overs. Barby replied with 308-3.

Oakfield v

Long Itchington

Oakfield won by 8 runs

Long Itchington won the toss and opted to bowl, seeing Oakfield reach 249-6 off their 16 overs.

In a close game, Long Itchington fought hard but ended just eight runs short on 241-2.

Long Buckby v

Merchants Inn

Long Buckby won by 9 wickets

Invited to bat, Merchants scored 114-9 with Owen Edwards leading the way with 39 and David Watson 18. Gary Church and Daniel Lewis both took 2-14 with David Avent 2-20.

Buckby eased home in the 17th over, with Richard Bott 54no and Luke Church 43, finishing on 115-1.