The 1sts travelled to Farnsfield knowing that a win would significantly increase the points difference between the two in the lower reaches of the Nottinghamshire Premier League. By restricting the hosts to 191 for 9 from their 50 overs with 3 wickets for Stanny Simon and braces for Ben Bhabra, Dom Harvey and Andy Simkiss, a win looked a possibility. However a decent knock from Ben Shaw with 41 was the only highlight as we were dismissed for 128. It's all very close nearer the bottom of the league and surprisingly the 1sts moved up a place in the table to 8th after a nightmare game for Clifton Village.
After 2 defeats the 2nds were back to winning ways whilst still not looking the formidable team we're used to. After losing the toss yet again the visitors struggled with the bat and just managed to bring their hundred before being bowled out in the 31st over. Akif Farooq claimed 4 for 25 supported by tight spells from Tom Shields and Martin Rayner who both claimed two victims. Other highlights of our spell in the field were Chas Jandu as substitute fielder gamely running third man to third man after each over; Allan Moss claiming his first stumping as stand in keeper, and a remarkable one handed leaping catch from Chris Allcoat to cruelly dismiss a young lad in his first adult game. An unbeaten 44 from Allan Moss and 28 from Gordon Airey steered us to a 6 wicket win which moves us back up the table leapfrogging today's opponents.
The 3rds recorded a crushing 133 run win over Wollaton to remain unbeaten
|James Grenfell 63|
and well clear at the top of Division J. James Grenfell 63, Sam Randall 61* and Arjun Sandhu 42* helped us to 240 for 6 wickets and the visitors had no reply crumbling to 107 all out. Pete Bateman had the best bowling with 3 for 31, there were a couple of wickets for Arjun Sandhu and an impressive 2 for 3 for young Joe Gibson.Scorecard
In an incredibly close game at Collingham the 4ths lost out by just 4 runs as they came so close to overhauling the hosts 179 for 9. In a game where many people got a good start but very few went on to make a big score James Hallam captured 5 for 39 and James Binnie 3 for 35. For Attenborough there were seven scores of 15 or above but with Andy Waddle top scoring with 33 and 12 year old Josh Wilson making 27 we came within a whisker of pulling off a victory that would have kept us top of Division M.