Rob Keogh turned in an excellent all-round performance as David Ripley's NCCC Academy fell eight runs short of victory in an exciting start to the Hevey NCL season at the County Ground.
Captained by the academy's own Dan Bendon, Burton Latimer totalled 228-9 against the defending champions thanks to half-centuries from Andy Reynoldson (64), Scott Sanders (55no) and Greig Hofbauer (53).
Keogh claimed 3-28 and Jack Chopping 4-47.
The Academy replied with 221-8 for a 'losing draw' and Keogh impressed with 84 including two sixes and 10 fours. Rob Newton and skipper Ripley chipped in with 34 apiece as Bendon (4-63) made a spot of inside knowledge pay.For all the details from the Northamptonshire League go to