Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Caythorpe, 2nd XI home to Cavaliers and Carrington, 3rd XI @ Kinoulton, 4th XI home to Calverton, Sun 2nd XI @ Bramcote.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Saturday Results Round Up

The weather took its toll today as the games at The Strand and on Long Lane for the 1sts and 3rds were abandoned after tea amidst thunder & lightning and rain.  However away from Attenborough there were wins for the 2nds in a very close game and more comfortably for the 4ths.

Craig Heiden 44
After losing wickets at crucial stages the 1sts set Gedling Colliery, what ended up as, a modest target of 227. Following an early setback Craig Heiden and Chris Allcoat put together a good partnership of 75 for the second wicket before Craig was run out for 44.  Chris Allcoat carried on to score 51, ably supported by Byron Haycock who totalled 43.  The innings was completed just as the first rain began to fall and it seemed we may have got away with it as a prompt start was possible after tea.  However   There was just enough time to see Craig Heiden take an incredible towering, swirling catch as the storm clouds were gathering and Gedling Colliery had reached 61 for 2 before lightning and then heavy rain caused the game to be abandoned.

The 2nds played were involved in an extremely close encounter at Calverton, winning by just two runs as the home side closed in on Attenborough's 184 all out. Their 100% record of three wins takes them to the top of Division B with a game in hand on their nearest rivals. Ash De-Alwis starred with the bat making 77 whilst, after a middle order collapse, there were crucial late order runs from Martin Rayner (18) and Pete Bateman (26). On the bowling side there were three wickets apiece for Charlie Simkiss and Tom Shields but the final, clinching wicket was a run out executed by  Will Shields.

Mike Evans
Mike Aplin
For the 3rds it was a similar story but in reverse.  Hucknall III batted first and set a target of 212 with young Finlay Meakin the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 58However the game was abandoned with Attenborough's reply at 68 for 2 with Sam Randall continuing his good form with an unbeaten 43.  There were some unfamiliar faces, with plenty of experience, in the team with an average age of 42 as Mike Aplin, Rod Kitching and Mike Evans answered the call for players to fill the gaps. 

There was a comprehensive win for the 4ths at Radcliffe on Trent as openers Carl Knight (62) and Gordon Airey (87) put together a century opening stand in a total of 192 for 5 from their 40 overs. RoT fell well short of their target being dismissed for 110.  A very young bowling attack with five under 15s did a cracking job of running through the RoT batsmen taking 9 of their 10 wickets.  Seth Puddy, making his open age cricket debut, claimed 3 and Cameron Webster and Jack Waddle with two each were the pick.


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