Belvoir League: Thorpe Arnold sign off on a high as Oakham collapse

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Thorpe Arnold B signed off for the season with victory over Oakham in their final Rutland Division clash of 2015.

The home side were indebted to knocks from Richard Randall (22), Alex Renwick (23) and Ian Hirst (28) as Thorpe were bowled out for 103 with five balls of their 18-over allocation still to be bowled.

For the visitors, J. Stafford stood out, finishing with 4 for 33 from 5.1 overs, well supported by H. Stafford (3 for 20).

Oakham’s reply started briskly and they had 50 on the board by the seventh over.

But the middle order collapsed, and when opener Flowers went, Thorpe sensed victory.

The game was turned on its head as top fielding and bowling earned a narrow eight-run victory.

Thorpe: T. Hirst 7, W. Lowther 1, R. Randall 22, J. Fendell 4, A. Renwick 23, D. Shenton 3, J. Hirst 28, L. marsh 1, J. Mistry 0, R. McAuley 1, G. Knight 1*, Extras 12. Total: 103.

Oakham: 90.

Bowling: G. Knight 6-0-26-3; J. Mistry 2-0-24-0; A. Renwick 6-2-21-3; T. Hirst 3-0-14-2; J. Hirst 1-0-7-1.