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, 11 June 2016

Saturday Results

Chris Allcoat in stylish action yesterday
The 1sts moved to the top of Division A with a resounding win over Wollaton as their nearest rivals were frustrated by the weather.  Wollaton were bowled out for just 135 with 4 wickets for Andy Simkiss and 3 for Ryan Swiers but there was also an excellent spell from Ben Bhabra in conceding just 18 runs from 13 overs to pressurise the opposition.  In the reply there were runs for Craig Heiden with 34 but the in form Chris Allcoat with an unbeaten 43 saw us home by 8 wickets.  The 1sts sit proudly on top of the league with an 8 point lead over their nearest rivals.

There was a very similar story at Unity Casuals where the home side could only manage 138 for 8 from 36 overs.  They were restricted by good quality bowling and fielding but also by an apparent lack of ambition.  There were still plenty of overs to spare and 8 wickets in hand as Martin Shoemaker guided his side to victory hitting an excellent run a ball 76 with 15 boundaries with a series of impressive cuts, pulls and drives.  The 2nds retain their position at the top of Division B, 10 points ahead of Plumtree.

Sadly the 3rds game at Woodborough against Gedling Colliery was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.

In Division L there was another good win for the 4ths with some cracking performances once again from our youngsters.  Batting first we moved to 146 for 4 from a reduced 36 overs with an unbeaten maiden open age cricket half century for 15 year old Joel Baddeley incorporating 4 4s and 2 6s - great stuff!  Andy Waddle also weighed in with an unbeaten 30 at the end of the innings.  In reply Great Dalby were bowled out for 116 with all the bowling being done by under 19s with an average age of just 15.  There were 3 wickets apiece for James Binnie and Lakshay Sharma and 2 for Aldrin Tom.  A full 20 points from the 30 run win which sees the 4ths rise to second in their league.

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