Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Caythorpe, 2nd XI home to Cavaliers and Carrington, 3rd XI @ Kinoulton, 4th XI home to Calverton, Sun 2nd XI @ Bramcote.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Saturday Results Round Up

Two of our three unbeaten records in the SNCL bit the dust yesterday as the 3s were our only side to record a win.
The 1st XI went down to a 6 wicket defeat to Welbeck at The Strand.  After losing the toss and being put into bat the loss of a couple of early wickets set us on the back foot.  However stands between Buffy Landa (72) and Matt Cross (28) and then Buffy with Albert Gardiner (23) recovered the situation somewhat.  The final total of 179 all out from 4 balls short of the full 50 overs looked a good way short of a defendable total.  And so it proved as Welbeck eased to a win by 6 wickets with more than 5 overs to spare.  

For the 2nd XI the game at Thrumpton saw the end of a winning streak that had gone on since their last defeat on July 27th 2013.  Three early wickets saw the home side on 12 for 3 but an excellent 97 from skipper Joe Richardson supported by a couple of patient 20s from players lower in the order carried them through to 192 all out in the final over.  Martin Rayner with 5 for 31 and James Hallam 4 for 38 in his first game of the season were the pick of the bowlers.  Perhaps a degree of complacency had crept in after such a dominant start to the game.  Our reply never really got going after a schoolboy run out in the first over and the game ebbed away quickly with the regular loss of wickets to a very disappointing 119 all out.  The 2s are now 3rd in Division C but with a game in hand over the teams above them.

For the 3rds it was business as usual to maintain their 100% winning start to the season as they cruised to a massive 304 for 8 with significant contributions from Charlie Smith 75, skipper Sam Randall 59 and Nick Anderson-Pearce 57*.  Faced with such a daunting total and fielding less than their full complement it was perhaps no surprise that Oxton crumbled to 76 all out with Colin McConnell bamboozling batsman as usual with 4 for 19.  The 3rds remain top of Division J, 44 points clear of third place with only Chilwell barking at their heels 16 points behind in second.

The 4s went down to a surprise defeat to bottom club Burton Joyce on Long Lane.  After putting the visitors into bat they got off to a strong start and went
Phil Hill on his first outing of the season
on to 197 for 7 from their 45 overs with Andy Waddle claiming 3 for 32.  As with the 2s the reply never got too far off the ground as we collapsed to just 70 all out.  We retain our position at the top of Division M but with a whole bunch of teams chasing at our heels.  


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