At The Strand the Cavaliers were asked to bat first and quickly motored to 257 for 8 before declaring after 43 of their 50 overs. With some showers about this looked a prudent decision and gave the visitors the
|Dom Harvey in action against WI Cavaliers|
There was a surprising second consecutive defeat for the 2nds at lowly Southwell. Invited to bat first in a game reduced to 42 overs the hosts, riding their luck at times, slipped quickly into gear and then cruised to 198 for just 2 wickets. The opening pair of Rich Henson (48) and Gordon Airey looked well in control putting on 62 for the first wicket before something of a car crash as they slipped to 93 for 5. Chris Allcoat (34) and James Hallam (20) put together a good partnership to restore some hope before things fell away again and the innings closed 50 runs short. Next up are second placed Keyworth and hopefully a return to winning ways to move back up the table from their current 4th position.
The unbeaten 3rds marched on with a 3 wicket win at Clifton Village in a low scoring game. Putting the hosts into bat it took less than 30 overs to see them skittled for 88 with Arjun Sandhu again among the wickets with 4 for 10. Colin McConnell lead from the front in the reply with an unbeaten 39 as 7 wickets went down in surpassing the total in just 18 overs and resulted in a full 20 points and a healthy lead at the top of Division J.
The 4ths also recorded a win against Belvoir at Long Lane. Restricting the opposition to 134 for 7 from a reduced 40 overs the star of the show was, once again, Carl Knight as his unbeaten 90 took us past the target with 3 wickets and less than two overs to spare. Carl has now scored 399 runs in the league from only 4 completed innings for an average of 99.75 - our very own Bradman! Just for good measure Carl also picked up a couple of catches and a couple of run outs!
The 4ths remain top of Division M.