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Sat 4th June
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Isham chased down a victory target of 309 to collect an unlikely success over local rivals Burton Latimer in their latest Northamptonshire Cricket League match. For second time in successive weekends, the bowling attack had over 300 runs scored off them. But, unlike at Geddington seven days earlier, the batting response was a winning one - although only just. A mere three balls remained when skipper George Chudley (9no) and New Zealander Devon Singh-Parhar (94no) guided the side over the line. It was the second time Singh-Parhar has played a vital contribution with the bat since arriving at the club following on from a crucial unbeaten 24 on debut against Overstone Park. In that game his solidity came in stark contrast to the fireworks of Tim Robinson. And so it was once more. Robinson hit 98 from only 40 balls before he became the second man out with the score on 134. Contributions of 25 from Simon Court and 20 from Nilesh Patel also helped the successful effort. Earlier Burton had declared on 308-5 with Scott Sanders making 93 and Luke Odell scoring 68 not out. Court took 3-71 from his 12 overs to be the pick of the bowlers.
The seconds also struggled to contain an attacking effort in their game against Mears Ashby.
After containing the hosts well early on, skipper Mike Thompson launched a big attack on his way to making 70 from 43 balls to help them to 214-7 from their 45 overs.Peter Skerrett, playing against his old club, took 4-46 from 12 overs. The reply started well but, after Ben Reid (32) and Jim Lyon (38) both fell in the same over having put on 72 for the second wicket, the draw was the only option. Dom Barritt (23) and Peter Skerrett (24no) helped them get there with two wickets left to fall.