In round 13 of NPL fixtures faced a daunting prospect in taking on top of the table Cathorpe at The Strand. At 153 for 3 the visitors looked well placed to
For the 2s there was a trip to struggling Hucknall where defeat would have been a real body blow to promotion prospects. A rare toss win for Rich Henson allowed us to take first use of the wicket and a steady start was interrupted by a retirement for Allan Moss after being hit on the hand by a fielder trying to effect a run out. Allan returned later in the innings to top score with 57, Will Shields made a fluent 41 and Chris Allcoat weighed in with 31 in a total of 197 for 9. Hucknall claiming full bowling points whilst failing to bowl the 2nds out. A couple of early wickets for Jai Jandu, who finished with 3 for 33, was followed by a good stand that took the hosts to close to a hundred and just ahead on points in comparison to our score at the same stage. The game then turned within the space of 7 balls as Hucknall's leading run makers were both dismissed by Will Shields and Chris Allcoat removed the skipper after some astute field placing by the skipper - or so he tells me! After that the innings fell away quite quickly with the knock out blow coming in the 39th over. Will Shields finished with 4 for 33 and Chris Allcoat 2 for 15.
At Cotgrave our 3rds outplayed the hosts in all aspects of the game and
Our 4ths had a similarly impressive result against Notts & Arnold winning by 127