Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Radcliffe-on-Trent, 2nd XI home to Hucknall, 3rd XI home @ Gedling Colliery, 4th XI home to Newark Ransome & Marles, Sun Charity Match.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Saturday Results Round Up

Congratulations to the 2s who secured their third consecutive promotion despite losing by a single run against Beeston & Toton Sycamore.  Commiserations to the 1s whose stay in the NPL will be limited to just one year; and to the 4s who after a fantasic season, could not quite secure a top two place for automatic promotion.

The 1sts will make an immediate return to the SNCL after defeat at Radcliffe on Trent made their relegation from the NPL after just one year all but certain. Radcliffe made 235 for 9 from their 50 overs with Stanny Simon claiming three wickets.  Despite 54 from Buffy Landa the innings fell away to 162 all out with 7 wickets for Nottinghamshire star Steven Mullaney.

The 2s needed just 4 points from their game against Beeston & Toton Sycamore at The Manor Ground to cement their promotion to SNCL Division B and, whilst this was achieved, they will feel disappointed that they lost the game by a single run.  At 82 for 1 the hosts looked to be in a good position to post an imposing
James Hallam 5 - 46
score but 4 wickets in 11 balls from James Hallam made a big impact on their aspirations.  James finished with 5 for 46 as BaTS were bowled out for 180 in the 47th over.  In reply the 2s slipped to 78 for 5 but recovered with partnerships between Richard Henson (who finsished with 37) and James Hallam (15), Richard and Martin Rayner (21) and then Richard and Mark Walsh (21).  Having gained an extra over by bowling out the opposition the 49th over started with 7 needed for a win with three wickets in hand.  In a hectic finish Richard fell to a brilliant diving catch; Mark Walsh was run out by an excellent throw going for a crucial second run; and Phil Wort (a hero for answering the call at short notice; effecting a run out and taking the catch which allowed us an extra over) was bowled off a bottom edge with the last ball of the match when 2 runs were needed for a dramatic win.  A tremendous game, played in good spirit throughout.
Many congratulations to the 2s on their third promotion that has seen them rise from Division E in 2013 to Division B in 2016.

The 3s had already secured the Division J championship last week and their final
James Grenfell 97
game of the season saw them travel to second placed Keyworth. An opening partnership of 100 between skipper Sam Randall (72) and James Grenfell, who fell just short of a maiden century for the club when he was dismissed on 97, set the basis for an imposing score of 221 for 5.  The hosts were soon in deep trouble in their reply and actually recovered somewhat to 110 all out.  Nick Anderson-Pearce with 4 for 27 and Callum Turney 3 for 27 doing most of the early damage before Jack Waddle came on to claim the final two wickets - his first in open age cricket. 
Congratulations on a great season for the 3s having lost just one game.

The 4s went into their final game in Division M knowing that a win against leaders Farndon may see them crowned as champions.  Sadly it wasn't to be as the visitors posted 168 for 8 with three wickets apiece for Arjun Sandhu and Andy Waddle.   Colin McConnell with 43 and Josh Knight 27 couldn't quite force the win and we fell 32 runs short.
In finishing 3rd the 4s can take great credit in a season where they've played some super cricket with a team that includes many juniors, with some gaining their first experience of open age cricket.

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