Northamptonshire County League Division 13
Stony Stratford 5ths v Willoughby IIs
Willoughby 221 for 7
Stony Stratford 197 for 9
Willoughby won by 24 runs
Congratulations are in order to Willoughby’s Saturday Seconds as they rounded off their first season in the NCL by being crowned champions of Division 13.
Having secured promotion the week before, victory at Stony Stratford would seal the title for Badj Rahman’s side and they do so after a well fought contest at Wicken.
Batting first, the visitors made a decent 221 for 7 off their 40 overs, led by James Goodwin making 79 and Matt Goss adding 35; the pair posting an opening stand of 87. James Andrews added 31 with Joseph Mullaney taking 3 for 52 for the hosts.
In reply, three quick wickets for Michael Deery (3 for 35) reduced Stony to 26 for 3 but they recovered a fightback led by remaining opener Rashid Awan. His departure for 73 however slowed their progress and despite 33 from Aneesh Pyaraka, the hosts always looked likely to fall short. Goodwin followed up his antics with the bat with 4 for 29 with Fergus Deery taking 2 for 47 as Willoughby wrapped up the win required and league title.