In Division A the 1sts kept up the pressure on the leaders with a winning draw against Carrington Caribs. After a shaky start it was left to Ben Bhabra, making his highest Saturday league score, with 81 and Chris Allcoat 70 to push the score up to an impressive 235 for 7 in a reduced 42 overs. Caribs had to settle for a losing draw as they could muster only 165 for 7 from their allotted overs with Ben Bhabra shining with the ball this time in claiming 4 for 56. Scorecard
Thanks to Karen Barker for the following pictures.
|Ben Bhabra on his way to 81|
|Chris Allcoat 70|
The 2nds couldn't manage to bowl out West Bridgfordians in their Division B game to claim full points but, in a reduced 36 overs, they still managed to claim a 17 point winning draw. Losing the toss, yet again, skipper Martin Shoemaker was given first use and soon found his side in trouble at 36 for 3. Albert Gardiner, showing great maturity and patience, made an excellent 45 with 7 4s as the innings was first stabilised and then the run rate increased. The innings closed on 145 for 8. West Bridgford initially found themselves in a similar position after losing early wickets and when Pete Bateman took the home side's opener's wicket the prospects of a home win were made considerably more remote. Martin Rayner starred with the ball strangling the batsmen with 3 for 18 from 12 overs. The final wickets eluded us though as West Bridgford finished on 123 for 8.
The 3rds went down to a disappointing defeat at Carrington Caribs. A score of just 95, with 25 from Josh Knight and 15 from young Josh Wilson, was never going to stretch the home side as they cruised to victory with 6 wickets to spare.
With a side containing 8 of our junior players the 4ths put up a decent fight against Underwood before going down in the final over of the game by just 2 wickets. Skipper Gordon Airey led the way with both bat and ball in making 50 and taking 4 for 10. Reece Caine was the best of the junior bowlers taking 2 for 23 from 9 overs after opening the bowling.