KEY COG: Paul Edgeller (bowling) scored 29 and took 1-19 for Sutton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Rutland League round-up: Top team effort sees Long Sutton over the line, home loss for Town

Long Sutton racked up their third win of the Rutland League Division Two season on Sunday with an impressive victory over Whittlesey at Paradise Field.

After being put into bat, Sutton smashed 255-9 in their 45 overs with Calvin Bird (33) and Ed Barnes (32) top scoring in what was a terrific team effort.

Whittlesey were all out for 164 in reply, with both Daniel Plant (3-44) and Jake Burton (3-22) on-song.

Although they lost Peter Cook for a duck early on, Sutton’s innings was a collective effort as six players made 20 or more.

Bird, Paul Edgeller (29), Barnes, Ellie Stanley (27), Plant (25) and Charlie Crisp (20) were the chief contributors, with James Jackson (3-44) the pick of the Whittlesey bowlers.

Sutton then did a good job of wrapping up the reply, with the efforts of Plant and Burton backed up by Callum John (2-22), Edgeller (1-19) and Dan Oldfield (1-14).

In Division Three, Spalding suffered a 62-run home defeat against Werrington.

Batting first after winning the toss, the visitors were all out for 188 in 44 overs at Seas End Hall.

Town were only able to muster 126 in reply, as they were all out in 27.2 overs.

Down in Division Four East, Long Sutton 2nd lost to hosts City 2nd by just four runs.

Faz Mukhtar took 4-27 as Sutton bowled out their hosts for 134 in 38.1 overs.

Sutton then made 130-7 from their 40 overs, with Jack Smith (24 not out) almost getting his side over the line.

Also beaten were Moulton Harrox, who went down by 69 runs at Orton Park.

Thuva Murali starred with 3-21 to limit the hosts to 190-7, with Oliver Calpin making an unbeaten 62.

Cameron Fox (30 not out) and Travis Harrison (28) batted well in reply but Moulton were all out for 125 in 24.5 overs.

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