Rutland League cricket: Oldfield cracks 120 as Sutton storm to huge victory over Stamford

A brilliant 120 from Dan Oldfield helped Long Sutton to an impressive 109-run success at Stamford Town in Rutland and District League Division Two on Sunday.

After winning the toss and batting first, opener Oldfield led from the front with a stellar century that was the mainstay of their 241-7 in 45 overs.

Charlie Crisp then took 3-40 to help Sutton bowl out their hosts Stamford for 132 in 28.5 overs in reply.

The 20-point haul has the South Holland side third in the table, some ten points behind second-placed Werrington.

Oldfield was the only top five batsman to fire for Sutton, with Calvin Bird (0), Ellie Stanley (8), Ed Barnes (2) and Angus Bell (0) all going cheaply.

Jack Baker (35), Dan Plant (15 not out) and Joe Whitaker (15) were the other run scorers as they kept Oldfield company before he was finally trapped LBW by Aidan Staunton.

Stamford lost wickets pretty frequently throughout their reply, with only Lewis Spice (38) making a sizeable score of note.

With Crisp their chief tormentor, Whitaker (2-14), Plant (2-27) and Jake Burton (2-20) also recorded fine figures to ease Sutton to success.

In Division Three, Spalding suffered the narrowest of defeats against Kimbolton at Seas End Hall.

Mark Field took 4-31 as Spalding were bowled out for 154 in 36.5 overs after winning the toss.

The visitors edged to 158-9 in reply to win by one wicket, with opener Isaac Waters (53) and Heinrich Dippenaar (47 not out) doing most of the heavy lifting.

The loss keeps Spalding second from bottom in the table.

Down in Division Four East, Long Sutton 2nd eased to a big eight-wicket win over Newborough 2nd in a very low-scoring clash.

Spinner Rob Simpson was on amazing form as he took 6-21 to help bowl Newborough out for just 38 in 14.2 overs.

Andy Shaw (3-15) was also on-song for Sutton, who had lost the toss.

Simpson was out for a duck in reply and Tom Leader fell for 18, but Aaron John (10 not out) and Steve Norris (10 not out) ensured that Sutton made 39-2 in a swift 6.3 overs.

Divisional rivals Moulton Harrox suffered a nine-wicket defeat at Castor and Ailsworth.

Chris Beale’s 42 steered Harrox to 109 at Port Lane, but Castor eased to 110-1 in reply with Connor Parnell hitting 15 fours in his 85 not out.

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