The weather had the last word in all today's games as rain and thunderstorms brought an end to proceedings round about tea time. Even though only the 2nd XI now have games remaining to seal their promotion to Division A, the 3rd XI must wait to see which teams are relgated from the NPL before they can be certain of which division they'll be playing in in 2017.
At Belvoir the 1st XI were presented with the Division A trophy by SNCL Chairman David Richards before a game of little precious little consequence followed that saw Belvoir score 210 for 5 from their allotted 30 overs with Ben Bhabra claiming three wickets. The rain came just after tea with our score on 31 for 1.
At the Strand, Clifton invited the 2nd XI to bat first and, on a slow and tricky wicket, struggled to 152 for 9 from a reduced 39 overs. In a game of few highlights an imperious extra cover drive all along the floor from opener Charlie Simkiss stood out. The 2nd XI remain comfortably clear at the top of Division B by 14 points with a game in hand: this assures them of promotion, but promotion as champions isn't quite guaranteed yet.
On Long Lane the 3rd XI needed a better result than Hucknall and Woodborough to remain just one position above the relegation zone. With rain causing abandonments for the vast majority of fixtures that aim was achieved. Batting first, the 3rds relied heavily on Sam Clulow's 108 to bring up a score of 192 for 5 from 32 overs and had Carrington 3 wickets down before the rain came. The 3rds finished fourth bottom and would be very unlucky to be relegated under circumstances where two SNCL teams are relegated from the NPL - currently only one of the bottom two are SNCL teams but in a very tight league, 3 of the bottom 5 are SNCL.
The 4th XI completed their fixtures at Underwood and were 51 without loss in reply to the home side's 139 for 7 from 36 overs. Lakshay Sharma was again among the wickets with 3 for 23 and Andy Waddle weighed in with 2 for 7.
The team finished the season 4th in Division L.