A game with a few swings either way that could easily have been ruined by storms passing by, ended in disappointment as the Squirrels went down to a 4 wicket defeat, their first of the season, at near neighbours Wollaton. They do however retain top spot in the Premier League.
Attenborough elected to bat first and were soon in trouble as Buffy Landa was unluckily adjudged to have been caught behind off the first legal ball of the game. A second wicket fell at just 27 and it was for Savin Perera and Steve Allcoat (34) to start the recovery with a partnership of 54. Savin and Ben Kitt (23) then added a further 44 but wickets fell regularly after that to leave a final score of 204 for 9 from 48 overs. Savin was very much the star of the innings having been at the crease for all but one ball. He finished with an unbeaten 88 from 117 balls with 7 4s and 2 6s (both hit in the last over) to set a target that looked competitive on a wicket exhibiting some irregular bounce.
Wollaton's innings was initially built around Premier League veteran Karl Glendenning who opened the innings and was fourth out for a lovely 85 with the score at 132. Even though the wicket seemed to have improved somewhat for the home side's innings, Attenborough now looked as though they were in with a chance as two more wickets fell cheaply and 60 were needed from the last 10 overs with the last two recognised batsmen at the crease. However it was not to be as the runs were knocked off, mostly with rain falling, with a single over to spare.
Next up is third placed Kimberley at The Strand on Saturday and hopefully the starting point for another winning run.