|Ben Shaw 99*|
At The Strand the 2s secured their second win of the season by beating West Bridgfordian 1s by 6 wickets with more than 10 overs to spare. It was a clinical performance from all aspects with disciplined, accurate bowling, committed fielding and ruthless batting. Having first use of the wicket after winning the toss West Bridgfordians were always struggling in the face of a bowling attack giving precious little away. They could muster only 111 with Charlie Simkiss returning figures of 4 for 32 and Arjun Sandhu 3 for 26. With any legside delivery being called a wide, an illustration of the bowlers' accuracy is revealed by the fact that the first wide wasn't bowled until the 27th over. Martin Firbank typified the quality of fielding with an excellent catch diving forward and to the right to dismiss WB's centurion from last week.
The loss of two early wickets didn't faze those that followed as Albert Gardiner (21) and Rich Henson (22) put together a stand of 47 and then debutant Ash De-Alwis making a really good impression with an unbeaten 22 and skipper Martin Shoemaker (41*) finished the game off with a run a ball stand of 59. Martin finished the game in style with a huge straight six.
The 3s travelled to Keyworth with something of a makeshift side of only 10 players and came off worse in a game that, with a little luck, they could have won.
Batting first, skipper Sam Randall led the way with 58 in a decent total of 146 for 7 from their allocated 40 overs.
Keyworth's reply was in tatters as they slumped to 75 for 6 but a somewhat fortunate innings of 93 not out with 12 4s and 4 6s rescued them and secured a 4 wicket win. There were two wickets apiece for Nick Anderson-Pearce, Callum Turney and Colin McConnell.
New skipper Gordon Airey's first game in charge of the 4s was not the success he would have wanted as they fell to a 61 run defeat to Farndon.
Batting first Farndon made 164 for 3 from their 40 overs with 5 juniors bowling 36 of those overs - something that bodes well for the future as they start to gain experience.
Attenborough's reply struggled to get going against some accurate bowling and they were all out in the final over just after securing a solitary batting point.