The 1sts looked to be in deep trouble at bottom of the table Ordsall Bridon after they slipped to 41 for 4 and then 88 for 5 but Alec
|Stanny Simon 6 for 61|
For the 2nds a win against Division C table-toppers Plumtree would probably make them favourites to be crowned as champions. Losing the toss was the first piece of bad news in what turned out to be a bad day at the office. Gordon Airey turned an ankle in the first over of the day and was dismissed shortly afterwards. Plumtree made good use of the wicket, bowling line and length to their field and fielded very well in restricting the number of quick singles as wickets fell regularly. At 88 for 8 we looked as though we wouldn't reach three figures but a stand of 30 between Martin Rayner and Charlie Simkiss took us to within sight of a solitary batting point, the innings closing in the last over at 126. An opening stand for Plumtree of 75 set them well on the way to their target which was reached with just three wickets down. Next week's game against Gotham will go a long towards deciding the promotion places as the visitors are just two points adrift in third place.
Even the all-conquering 3rds couldn't deliver any good news as they went down
|George Barker on his way to 49|
The best is saved until last as the 4ths recorded a resounding 9 wicket win
|Dave Harris 92|