Wootton hits 121 in Syston win, but defeats for Thorpe Arnold, Melton, Egerton Park and Barkby United - cricket

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Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:16 pm
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Charles Wootton hit 121 runs as Syston claimed a two wicket success at Kegworth Town in the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

Aleem Mahmood added 57 as the away side reached their winning total of 259 for 8 after Kegworth had posted 257 for 2.

In Division One, Thorpe Arnold were beaten by four wickets as Hinckley visited, Niv Bhojwani top scoring for the hosts.

Barkby United were beaten by five wickets at Enderby, Ryan Waplington top scoring with an unbeaten 38.

Alex Barber’s unbeaten 55 couldn’t prevent Egerton Park losing by eight wickets at Market Harborough in Division Two, while Melton Mowbray were beaten by 145 runs at Earl Shilton Town, Carel Fourie dismissed three shy of his half century.

In Division Three East, Syston Town Seconds were beaten by 68 runs as they hosted Leicester University Staff.

Jack Johnson took five wickets and Matthew Bartram hit an unbeaten 63, but it wasn’t enough for Barkby United Seconds as they lost by 10 runs to Maher Stars.

Queniborough were beaten by 101 runs at Kibworth Thirds in Division Four East while Thorpe Arnold Seconds were beaten by six wickets at Market Overton in Division Five East.

Jason Creed took five victims but Egerton Park Seconds were beaten by one wicket by visitors Market Harborough Seconds in their Division Six East contest.

Queniborough Seconds were beaten by nine wickts as they hosted Blaby.

In Sunday’s Grantham and Melton Division Two, an unbeaten 90 from Yash Patel and Joe Howlett’s 73 helped Syston beat visitors Croxton Kerrial by 107 runs.

Anthony Richards on top scored for Croxton Kerrial with 57.

A friendly saw Kinoulton beaten by 31 runs at Cropwell, while Ashby Carington beat Great Dalby.

Tuesday’s Everards Cup action included Egerton Park winning by 54 runs at Great Dalby, North Luffenham conceding to Melton Mowbray, Belvoir beaten by 37 runs at Burghley Park and Barkby United were beaten by seven wickets at Asian Sports.