Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI home to Cuckney, 2nd XI @ Caythorpe, 3rd XI home to Whatton and Aslockton, 4th XI @ Keyworth, Sun 2nd XI home to Calverton.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Saturday Results Round Up

In a week with distractions aplenty and a good number of players unavailable it was a remarkable achievement that we managed to win three of our four Saturday games this week.

The 1sts travelled to Cuckney with a depleted team and at one stage looked to have a tight rein on the hosts.  However, a flurry of runs late in the innings saw Cuckney set an improbable target of 325 to win. Buffy Landa and Sam Clulow made a good start in putting on 44 for the first wicket but thereafter wickets fell regularly including Buffy 7th out for hard earned 53 with the innings closing at 124.

The 2nds completed a comfortable win over Kirkby Portland by 118 runs to
Jack Harrison
move themselves above their opponents and into second place in SNCL Division C.  With two or three new faces in the team the focus was on enjoyment whilst still striving for a win.  After being asked to bat first Martin Firbank gave us an ideal start with 32 before the scoring rate was increased significantly over the last 15 overs by Chris Allcoat 76, Jack Harrison 57* and Will Shields 29; all scoring their runs at around a run ball and the innings closed at 260 for 4.  Kirkby Portland's reply never got going with wickets falling regularly and they fell 118 runs short of their target.  Jai Jandu, Martin Rayner, Chris Allcoat and James Hallam all picked up a brace but it was left to 2nd team debutant George Barker to claim the final wicket and the win.

A great performance from the 3s saw them scrape a win by the narrowest of
Sam Henson
margins as they overcame Thrumpton 2s by just 1 run at Long Lane.  In a low scoring game late runs seemed the order of the day.  For Attenborough Matt Ahluwalia top scored with 22 coming in at 10 and Ed Stimpson figured in crucial partnerships, chipping in with 21 in a total of 131 all out.  Thrumpton looked to be out of the race at 13 for 4 before late order runs took them from 76 for 8 to 123 for 9 and within a whisker of a win.  Sam Henson was the leading wicket taker with 4 for 45.  The 3s remain unbeaten - just! They sit proudly well clear at the top of Division J.

The 4s also had a game against Thrumpton, taking on their 3s in Division M. 
Ciaran Doherty
Thrumpton batted first and were bowled out for 146 with Ciaran Doherty continuing his recent good form with 4 for 26 supported by Alistair Lee and Reece Caine each claiming a couple of victims.  Attenborough's reply was built around two players with a huge amount of experience and one with precious little.  Dave ' Bomber' Harris scored 39 and Carl Knight 28 but impressive young Josh Wilson at 13 stole the limelight with 28 not out to steer us to a 3 wicket win.  The 4s remain in second place just behind leaders Farndon.

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