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.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Saturday Results Round Up

With the weather intervening in two of our games it was left to the 2nds  to maintain their recent run of good form and record the Club's only win.

At Kimberley the 1sts took on a club chasing hard for the title and came off very much second best.  Asked to bat first we struggled to cope with
Hardy (or foolhardy) John Birkin & Keith Sperry brave the rain

Kimberley's pace attack and after slipping to 88 for 7 it was left to Ben Bhabra with an excellent effort making 43 supported by Dom Harvey and a late flurry from Stanny Simon to carry the score to 153 all out - and a solitary batting point.  Kimberley's reply looked as though they were practising for their important T20 game tomorrow.  With just 7 needed for a win it looked as though the weather would intervene, but a brief break allowed the Kimberley groundstaff to get to work with sponges and a mangle to get play underway again.  The target was achieved in less than 20 overs with only 3 wickets lost.  With all the other NPL games being abandoned we lost a bit more ground in our fight for survival in the top league.

The 2nds just managed to complete a win over Hucknall before the rain came down.  In a game reduced to 42 overs a side Hucknall batted first and were bowled out for 165 with James Hallam starring with the ball as he bamboozled more batsman in taking 4 for 48. In reply Allan Moss was in fine fettle with the bat scoring 86 not out with 16 4s and a 6.  The win maintains the pressure on Division C league leaders Plumtree who also won.

For the 3rds and 4ths the rain came too soon.  

The 3rds looked certain to win again and needed to capture just 3 more wickets to secure a win over Cotgrave.  Batting first we just passed the 200 mark for the loss of 6 wickets with Pete Bateman making 58 and Sam Randall 31*.  Cotgrave were in real trouble at 60 for 6 when the rain came; Sam Henson maintaining his good bowling form with 3 for 12.  

The top of the table clash against Farndon for the 4ths was much more balanced affair after Farndon had scored 224 for 5 we had replied with 37 without loss before the rain bought an end to proceedings.With Collingham managaing to secure a win despite the weather, they leapfrog both Farndon and Attenboprough to the top of the table.

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