THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 19th JULY 2014
DRINKWATER REIGNS IN LONG EATON AS ELSEWHERE IT RAINS ALL OVER NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Richard Drinkwater starred for Fiskerton against Long Eaton as the league programme was virtually decimated due to the storms over the county, divisions A, H & N saw no play at all
200 Degrees Coffee Division B
Only two games survived the extreme weather conditions as Belvoir took full advantage as they took over at the top of the table, batting first Belvoir posted 210/8 in 39 overs with Lyndon James 70 & Tom Neville 46 handling the conditions better than most, in reply Bottesford closed on 159/8 to gain a losing draw James ward 32 & Phil Irvine 33 both getting good starts but failing to push on, they were halted in their tracks by Belvoir's Danny Gibson with 3-35 taking the plaudits. Thurgarton 111/3 were going along very nicely when the heavens opened in their match against Southwell causing the match to be abandoned, I expect Sam Cliff 62* will be very disappointed as it looked as if he was heading for three figures before the monsoon arrived.
Rothera Downson Division C
There was an extraordinary game at The New Gatehouse Ground in a reduced game of 30 overs per innings Newark R & M batted first and scored 125/8 with Rob Matchett top scoring with 41, during the match the heavens opened and the pitch resembled a lake rather than a cricket pitch and most people feared the worst but the work that has gone on over the last few years by the grounds man came to bear fruit as the puddles dispersed and Hucknall took full advantage scoring 126/7 with veteran Tim Buckthorpe 28 & 2-37 enjoying the conditions, at least Rob Matchett had something to smile about as he backed up his earlier batting performance by taking 3-35
Milward Print Division D
Beeston & Toton Sycamore 119/5 came away with a comfortable win against Kinoulton 118/10, batting first Kinoulton struggled and only Raja Miraj 32 coped with the conditions as David Fawcett 4-18 and Jason Gericke 3-28 striking the blows, it was the down to Tom Fulwood 34* to steer his side to victory by 5 wickets. A fine 64 from Steve Burton was the contributing factor as Gedling Colliery 161/9 defeated Hickling 112/7 as the hosts struggled in the late afternoon conditions although Yogesh Patel coped better than most as he scored 34* following up his earlier spell of 3-18
Star Foundation Division E
A cracking game between Whatton & Aslockton 182/7 with Dominic Chambers 42 & Jamie Lambourne 40 setting a solid platform despite Ben Boot returning figures of 3-29, in reply some glorious stroke making from Jamie Newham 85 & Lee Hamilton 44 guided Lenton Willoughby 183/6 to a well-deserved victory despite Ben Maude 3-45 best efforts. East Bridgford were left thwarted by the weather as they had dismissed Eastwood for 106 with Tom Phillipson 4-33 & Alex McCann 3-25 putting them firmly in control until the conditions conspired to halt proceedings
Trophy Master Division F
Fiskerton 116/7 took the points in tightly contested affair against Long Eaton 106/10 for the victors the trio of Max Danby 55 & 3-25, Richard Drinkwater 4-19 and James Kirkham 4-16 all produced fine displays whilst both Ryan Cuthbert 44* and Chris Pack 3-33 contributed for Long Eaton. East Leake 185/9 must feel very aggrieved as they were on the verge of victory until the match against Collingham 50/6 was abandoned, man of the match Jamie Copeland 79 & 3-30 supported by Nick Briggs 34 had Collingham in dire straits until that point.
Gb Bookkeeper Division G
Bingham 150/6 claimed maximum points in defeating Bottesford 149/10 an undefeated half century from Will Morley 50* and 38 from Cameron Good backed up by bowling performances from Josh Beavis 3-7 and Nick Wynne 3-21, only Paul Lever 49 and Cameron Corkett 3-39 showed any kind of true form as Bottesford stay just outside the bottom two. Kimberley 146/6 had Sam Beale 53* and thirteen year old Zain Ramzan 4-37 starring as the inflicted defeat upon Flintham 142/10. Newark R & M 133/5 were on the verge of victory as yet another games conclusion was halted by rain, they had West Bridgford Legion 101/7 thanks to a fine spell of bowling from James McKay 3-25 earlier his innings of 43 plus a fine 53 from Peter Litchfield had laid the foundations of Newark's score.
Carlton Car Centre Division J
Gedling & Sherwood 162/10 has local rivals Gedling Colliery 48/3 on the back foot until nature took its course, with Mike Philips 69, Jon Potter 35 and Mike Fell 3-11 all performing well, the only shining light for Gedling Colliery came from the bowling of Ifti Ahmed's spell of 4-17. Balderton 102/4 likewise were closing in on a win against Bramcote 136/8 until the match was abandoned meaning Balderton's Paul Moon's spell of 3-10 was all in vain.
King Stone Products Division K
A convincing 73 run for Chilwell 139/10 was supplied by Esmond Unwin 58*and Mohammad Irshad 31 in addition the bowling from Peter Stewart 4-14 & Simon Holmes 3-11 destroyed Newark R & M 66/10, at least Luc Chignall 3-28 and Rian Simpson 4-43 can take something from the game as both bowled well for Newark. Ian Hart 5-19 ripped through the Radcliffe on Trent line up as they were humbled out for only 52, sadly Hoveringham's innings lasted just two deliveries denying them what seemed certain victory. Caythorpe 145/7 with Ian Lane top scoring with 69 and 3-16 from young James Watterson had a comfortable 29 run victory against Wollaton 116/7 for whom Tom Cooke 48 & Faisal Khan 5-45 starred with both bat and ball. Clifton 58/2 had an emphatic victory over Underwood 57/10 victory was set up by the spell of bowling from Simon Cleaves who took 3-18.
Sign Solutions Division L
The only two games that saw any action took place between firstly Lowdham 90/10 against Wymeswold 61/2 with Phil Parkes 3-31 & Andrew Shelton 3-11 bowling Wymeswold into pole position, the other game seeing action ended with Thurgarton 102/7 with Ed Yates 30* and Stapleford's Gary Dawson 3-15 being the best two performances.
Oracle Property Finance Division M
In a game that could have gone either way the weather was the winner as Farndon batting first could on score 99 all out, in reply Kirkby Portland were stranded on 81/6 as like many other games they too suffered an abandonment, Liam Dudley 34, Leevan Severn 3-4 and Ryan Cape 3-40 all had performances to remember for Kirkby Portland whilst the same has to be said for Farndon's Dave Nixon's spell of 4-11.