There were also wins for the 2nds and 4ths, which took them a step nearer to promotion, but more disappointment for the 1sts who went down to Welbeck.
In the NPL the 1sts were in need of a win to move themselves off the bottom of the table. Batting first we were all out for 193 in the final over with Dominic Harvey remaining unbeaten with an excellent 61. Stand in skipper Matt Cross was also amongst the runs with 40. However Welbeck always looked in control as they secured a 6 wicket win with just 8 balls to spare. With Ordsall Bridon winning and Farnsfield securing a losing draw the 1sts lose ground on their nearest rivals at the foot of the NPL.
There was pretty much a promotion decider at The Strand in SNCL Division C
|Martin Rayner 6 - 46|
|Pete Bateman dives to take a splendid catch|
To be mathematically certain of promotion the 2nds now need just 4 points from their remaining two games to make it three promotions in three years.
The 3rds rightly claimed their place place as Champions of Division J with a
|Charlie Smith in action v Bramcote|
From left to right from the
|SNCL Division J Champions|
In Division M the 4ths are battling it out with Collingham and Farndon for promotion but there were no slip ups at East Bridgford as they secured a 6 wicket win. Juniors Finlay Meakin and Reece Caine both claimed a brace for 30 runs as the home side struggled to 155 for 8 in their reduced 40 overs. It was then left to some of the more senior members of the side to knock off the runs. Josh Knight with 42 and Carl Knight and Dave Harris each with 36 guided us past the target with more than 6 overs to spare.
With just one game to go there is only 9 points between the top three. Farndon are 8 points above Collingham who have a one point advantage over Attenborough. Our final game, wouldn't you just know it, is against Farndon on Long Lane - plenty to play for there!