THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 5th July 2014
GUTHRIE & BAKER PRODUCE THE GOODS
In what can only be described as two brilliant individual bowling performances from firstly Keyworth’s Rob Baker who took 8-40 and then amazingly Hucknall’s James Guthrie returned figures of 8-34 both bowlers receiving the praise and adulation from both teams. I am sure people will be racking their brains wondering if this has happened in the leagues history before, the only batsman to conquer either of the bowlers was Ian Lobb for Hucknall with a score of 44
Hucknall 174/10 beat Keyworth 82/10
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
Ellerslie 176/6 rocked league leaders Hucknall 174/10 to throw the title wide open, Dale Campbell 85 was the mainstay of the Hucknall innings and the bowling from the Ellerslie pair of Tariq Mahmood 4-16 & Oli Taylor 3-33 restricted a higher total in reply Kane Wilson 33 and a very patient 49* from John Wakeling saw them home. Calverton 150/5 came away with an impressive 5 wicket win at Gedling Colliery 149/10 as batsmen from both sides struggled Rhys Hayes 3-27 for Gedling and both Darren Wright 44-43 & Billy Armstrong 4-34 proving the fact. Balderton 98/10 remain rooted to the bottom as they were convincingly defeated by Wollaton 100/1, sharing the adulation for the victors were Dave Barr 51, Aiden Kerry 40*, Adam Davis 3-14, Richard Adams 3-17 and Max O’Dowd 3-34. Attenborough 147/1 closed the gap on the leaders with an overwhelming 9 wicket win at West Indian Cavaliers 146/9, as Alex McKinlay 44* and Craig Hayden 71* ruthlessly took the fight to the bowlers.
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
Collingham 208/5 fell agonisingly short in claiming full points against Belvoir 193/9 as the final pair held their nerve in a thrilling finale, earlier Ali Haynes 82* along with Oliver Dyson 64 had set a decent total and when spells of 4-46 from Will Cousins and 4-49 from David Pipes victory seemed assured alas that wasn’t the case. West Bridgfordians 111/3 coasted to victory as they travelled to Southwell 110/10 as both Chris Watkins 4-23 & Alex Sheriston 4-38 inflicted more pain upon the home side’s line up. Josh Downie 43 and Mansor Khan 41 set up victory for Thurgarton 155/10 as they then humbled Plumtree 82/10 the home sides only shining light on the day being that of bowler Ben Bhadra’s figures of 5-44. The Eastwood v Clifton match was a casualty of the weather.
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
Thrumpton’s rich vein of form continues as the overpowered Wilsons 129/10 by 8 wickets, they had Arslan Shah 58*, Arpan Desai 37* along with Frank Forman 4-25 causing the damage. Hoveringham 231/8 enjoyed the majority of the spoils as the entertained Radcliffe on Trent 162/10 for whom the stand out performance was from Chris Owen Jones 5-86, whilst the batting from the Hoveringham duo of Ben Lee 62 and Dan North 53 proved conclusive.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
Hickling 151/8 came away with a victory as they constructed a 23 run victory over West Bridgfordians 128/10, the victors had notable performances from Matt Winn 57, Paul Baxter 30, Yogi Patel 3-26 and Michael Playle 3-21 meanwhile the hosts were grateful to John Grimes 43, Dave Terrill 30, Kulvern Kandola 4-30 and George Orange 3-27 for their efforts. In a game where runs were in short supply Bramcote 91/7 edged home against Kinoulton 90/10, the bowling from firstly Ankitsh Patel 3-23 for Bramcote and then of Shaun Campbell 5-38 for Kinoulton being the highlights. Beeston & Toton Sycamore 95/10 were on the end of a 7 wicket thumping from Gedling Colliery as they completed what turned out to be routine victory and a fine 58 from Chris Brown supported by bowlers Gareth Hayes 3-18 and Baz Bailey 3-19 gave the visitors an early finish. Ellerslie 197/10 had Michael Day 65, Ryan Duggins 40, Taimoor Safdar 3-25 & Phil Lafbery all in fine form as they notched up a win against Underwood 172/10 who had Dan Jackson 47 top scoring and both Craig Smithurst 3-42 & Anthony Freeman 5-29 bowling well.
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
Lenton Willoughby 205/10 had Lee Hamilton top scoring with 57 and this total proved too much for Basford Mill to chase as they were dismissed for a below par score of 124 despite a fine 56 from Kevin Bethall, it was then down to Shakeel Taj with figures of 5-30 to mop up the innings securing the win. Andy Wright 68, Ryan Stalhberger 30, James Foster 3-10 & Neil Foster 3-17 all starred as East Bridgford 200/9 inflicted defeated upon Wymeswold 171/10 for whom Dan Barry 67, Andrew Shelton 4-24 & James Barry at least gave good accounts of themselves.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
The biting of fingernails was in order as Nott’s Unity Casuals 123/9 nervously squeezed out the win by 1 wicket against East Leake 122/10, man of the match has to be fourteen year old whose patient innings of 47 not out guided his side home his team mates Ibby Asif 4-22 & Hamza Khan 4-17 had earlier set up what seemed a comfortable win until East Leake’s Alex Cufflin struck with figures of 4-17. A superb undefeated century from Max Danby 101* saw Fiskerton to victory over Gotham 178/9 , the visitors struggled and had only Shakir Aktar 43 & Shaf Aktar 36 scoring any significant totals with the bat. An emphatic home success for Caythorpe 293/2 was set up by centurions Ben Hughes 117* and Andy Coles 114 it was then the turn of Arindun Sood the equal the achievements of his team mates as he destroyed Lambley 118/10 by taking 6-23 including a hat trick. Collingham scraped home by the skin of their teeth by 1 wicket as they made the long journey over to Kirkby Portland 153/10, starring for Collingham were Ben Dixon 48 and Ben Parkes 3-22 meanwhile for the hosts Brett Jones 59 and thirteen year old Rebecca King 3-27 took centre stage. Southwell 158/9 had only Tom Clarke 56 performing as Long Eaton 159/3 easily passed the total set and with John Fletcher 54* and Chris Dulston 50 & 4-57 they had two match winners proving decisive.
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Bottesford 273/9 had the reliable Nick Silverwood 129 & 4-54 in glorious form he was supported by Andy Morley 42 in reply Newark R & M crawled to a total of 126/7 with 37 runs coming from Peter Seif. Plumtree 215/10 destroyed Flintham 43/10 thanks to Justin Stockdale 55, Christian Newman 60 and then the incredible bowling figures of Alex Nathanson of 6-8 to give him a day to remember. Bingham’s 139/8 with 45 from George Farrell was never enough of a target as West Bridgford Legion 140/3 coasted to the win thanks to performances from Simon Whitfield 43*, Andy Walters 35 & John Walters 4-37. A close encounter saw Kimberley 199/5 ease over the winning line against Burton Joyce 198/9 mainly down to an innings from Dan Williams of 48.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
Lowdham 194/10 had an impressive win at home against Thrumpton 136/10 they had three players to thank for the win John Noall 55*, Damian Greaves 41 and then Dave Rippey 5-38 sealing the win. West Bridgfordians 188/10 were on the receiving end of a 10 wicket defeat as Caunton strode imperiously to victory thanks to an unbeaten 124 from Craig Jewett and 49 from Jamie Macintyre, earlier a fine 53 from Ian Huskinson for West Bridgfordians had given them a decent total to defend but Jewett especially had other ideas. Rolls Royce 187/4 suffered yet another defeat as Beeston & Toton Sycamore 173/3 strode to the win for Rolls Royce Oliver Mattick scored 52 and for the victors Tom Bolger 51, Kenny Dhariwal 45 and Phil Fulwood 39 all contributed. Monty Douglas 34 and four stumping’s stole the show as West Indian Cavaliers 126/8 defeated Young Lions 124/10 who had Haljeet Swali 4-12 bowling an impressive spell. Shiraz Kayani stole the limelight as Ruddington 227/9 posted a tough target for Woodborough 214/7 to chase, and although Sam Adams 56 and 34 from Rob Arnold gave them hope they fell just short in chasing the target set.
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
The was a comfortable victory for Attenborough 93/5 thank to spells of bowling from C Simkiss 4-9 & J Grenfell 4-34 as Hucknall 89/10 were disposed of cheaply. Both Pete Lambert 70 & 3-16 and Sam Ross 60 & 3-21 will be happy with their days work as Balderton 202/4 overwhelmed Lenton & Willoughby 128/9. In a tense finish Gedling & Sherwood 158/9 edged out Keyworth 156/10 the bowling from the victor’s pair of Mike Philips 3-39 and Danny Spencer 4-33 making the difference.
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
In a game where emotions ran high the match turned out to be disappointing as Caythorpe 62/1 ran out easy winners against Newark R & M 61/10. The match was marked by a guard of honour from both teams for Newark R&M’s veteran bowler Nick Forbes, who retires to Greece next week. Nick’s service to club cricket goes back half a century and includes 29 seasons with Newark from 1986. As a master seam bowler capable of running through batting line-ups week after week, Nick accounted for a remarkable 4000+ wickets in his career. His expertise and experience gained the respect and admiration of teammates and opponents alike and his contribution will be much missed. We wish him the best in his retirement.
Cotgrave 147/10 suffered a 40 run defeat as Clifton 187/10 dismissed the home side thanks mainly to Palwak Marjam 37 & 3-19 and Haider Ali 35* & 3-37.Wollaton 167/7 edged out Chilwell 166/8 in a close encounter meanwhile another fixture at Underwood had to be cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Stapleford 76/1 handed out a convincing win against near neighbours Breaston 70/10, firstly ex Eastwood bowler Dwayne Buckley ripped through Breaston’s line up taking 6-17 including a hat trick and the Peter Huxtable scored an unbeaten 58 not out in a very one sided contest. Another team totally dominating proceedings were Madni 106/3 as they too strode to an easy win against Wymeswold 105/10, they had Adnan Saddique taking 4-3 in his eight over spell. Kimberley slumped to a poor score of 85/10 and Carl Stalhberger 60* made light work as Ellerslie 88/1 coasted home in just seventy balls. Thurgarton 69/0 handed out a thrashing to Lowdham as they were humbled out for only 68
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
The highest total of the day saw Farndon 314/3 set visitors Poplars an improbable target to chase, the foundations of the mammoth score was from Robin Curtis 129 who had help along the way from Thomas Munton 46, David Nixon 53 and Ashveer Gill 39, in reply only Sajit Chowdrey with 38 could provide any defiance as Poplars 101/10 folded as Sean McGuiness returned figures of 4-2.Ruddinton 173/9 proved too hot for Whatton & Aslockton 150/10 to handle as Chris Greaves 4-37 bowled them to the win despite the best efforts of Whatton & Aslockton’s all-rounder Adam Wilson 51*& 3-35. Half centuries from both James Epton 50 and Ady Severn 51* set up Kirkby Portland 138/8 for a hard earned success over Eastwood 99/10, it was then down to Jim Severn 3-12 to put the icing on the cake for the hosts. Karl Knight’s score of 46 was the only highlight for Attenborough 131/10 as they were defeated by Gedling Colliery 168/5 who had fine contributions in the game from Steve Akers 43, Liam Bouges 43, Jack Robinson 40 and Matt Burton 3-10.
NCSL DIVISION N
Young Lions 128/5 cruised home against Lambley 127/10 with Simran Landa taking 5-29 to steal the headlines for his side. Oliver Cooper 101* will have mixed emotions after his side Burton Joyce 167/4 tasted defeat as Sutton Bonnington 168/8 chased down his teams total with a fine 55 from Patrick Hood proving the deciding factor. Collingham 76/0 destroyed Fiskerton 75/10 in a one sided affair, Collingham’s stars were Jed Chapple 42* and Russell Webster 3-8. Beeston & Toton Sycamore 87/10 had only Gary Bush with 37 runs making any contribution with the bat as Bingham 88/6 coasted home thanks to an excellent all round performance from A McCartney 52* & 3-10. Ellerslie 128/9 with a fine 53* from Andy Hulbert were defeated by West Bridgford Legion 137/5 for whom Dave Walters 64* starred with the bat. East Bridgford221/8 totally outclassed Hucknall 56/10 who were destroyed by spells from Dave Howarth 3-15, Greg Mcleod 3-17 and Chris Sapey 3-18