THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 26th July 2014
ATTENBOROUGH TAKE POLE POSITION AS HUCKNALL CRASH
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
As the top two sides met in a must win game for both sides it was Attenborough 209/6 who were victorious against former leaders Hucknall 208/10, batting first Hucknall started well but a spell of losing 5 wickets in double quick time dented their intended target and only Lee Smith 59, Aaron Lee 32 and Tim Buckthorpe 30 were able to occupy the crease, the damage earlier being caused by Stanny Simon 4-73 and Ben Bharbra 3-58 in reply Attenborough eased to victory with Tom Murray 49, Martin Shoemaker 41 and an unbeaten 49* from man of the match Ben Bhabra. Balderton’s 289/7 fine all round team performance was the key to their success against Nott’s Unity Casuals 231/10 they had Luke Endley 78 & 4-55, Tim Clipsham 74, Chris Dobbie 59, Paul Colcomb 3-32 and Harry Catstick 3-55 all performing heroics, as Nott’s Unity strived to overhaul the total set they had contributions from Shahary Aslam 55, Hitesh Gujar 54 and Saleem Karim 42 but fell 68 runs short. West Indian Cavaliers 203/10 were on the receiving end of some big hitting from Ellerslie 207/3 as the Little Bounds outfit made easy work of attaining victory with Guy Walker 39, John Wakeling 67*, Dan Footit 54* and Olly Taylor’s earlier spell when he took 6-48. Long Eaton 204/9 were thankful to Tom Pepper 75 as they posted a competitive score against Calverton 205/5 but the hosts were comfortable victors as both Calum Jayes 91 and Scott Andrew 46* retained the upper hand. Wollaton 253/7 gained a winning draw against Gedling Colliery 228/7, a fine 116 from Tom Young was the highlight as Wollaton posted a testing total and when Gedling replied they seemed to be in trouble until Zaheer Rahman 50* and Chris Berry 39* saw them gain valuable bonus points.
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
Thurgarton 101/2 push for promotion shows no signs of stopping as they inflicted a nine wicket defeat upon Eastwood 99/10 it was Sam Cliff 4-33 & Niels Hart 5-25 who tore into the batting line up and then Josh Downie 38 wrapping up an easy victory for them. Belvoir 174/7 remain top after a narrow 3 wicket victory against Kimberley 172/10, batting first Kimberley had useful starts from Jon Terry 44, Jack Blatherwick 41 and Vaughan Hamilton 30 but none were able to push on to a larger score unlike James Fellows for Belvoir who top scored with 89.
Phil McNeil 59 & Luke Gunn 44 helped Clifton 206/8 to a reasonable total against West Bridgfordians 208/4 but the Stamford Road unit easily overcame the total thanks to Henry Straw 71 and an unbeaten 60* from Andrew Sharpe. Plumtree 210/8 inflicted yet another defeat upon Southwell 150/10 a fine 52 from Steve James backed up by Ed Hodgson 4-10 means Southwell remain rooted at the foot of the table despite Joe Fryer 61* and Dave Rimmer 5-69 best efforts. Collingham 206/6 had match winner Ali Haynes 65 & 4-53 in top form as they overcame the total set by Bottesford 202/8.
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
Wollaton 157/3 remain top of the division as they completed a seven wicket victory over Gotham 153/10 for whom only skipper Paul Blatherwick 69 made any significant contribution as Nicky Kirkwood 6-37 and Sunil Sharma 3-30 struck and then a fine half century from Joe Fish 50* saw them home. Lily Brown 4-42 & Mark Taylor 3-18 bowled Radcliffe on Trent to victory against Keyworth 104/10 and although they still lie at the bottom of the table this win gives them a fighting chance in escaping he drop. Thrumpton 206/10 must be thanking Joe Richardson 90 and Arpan Desai 38 for their knocks as Hoveringham 202/10 made a great start with openers Stuart Walton 61 and Murray Debank 53 setting about the Thrumpton attack but then Tom Harper 7-28 ripped through the batting line up in dramatic style to seal the narrowest of victories. A run feast was evident at Nuncargate as Kirkby Portland posted a massive 316/8 with Rob Shead 127*, Jack Ellis 73* and Steve Richardson 48 all enjoying themselves in reply Newark R & M 279/5 gained a losing draw as the trio of Simon Vickery 80, Tom Cobb 40 & Harry Atkinson 40 also made runs. Wilsons 239/8 had both Safeer Ahmed 64 and Zahir Ahmed 5-25 starring as they defeated Hucknall 189/10 for whom Graeme Wright 35 along with Jamie Braybrook 5-40 took the fight to Wilsons along with a great performance from wicket keeper Adam Wagstaff who took 4 catches and 3 stumpings.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
West Bridgfordians 199/9 were given a torrid time as Gedling Colliery 203/1 coasted to victory thanks to Kush Channa 104 and Sukrit Raman 76 both in fine form. At the Strand Attenborough 196/6 had a comprehensive win against a below par Ellerslie 65/10 with Albert Gardiner top scoring with 81. Dixit Patel 44, Craig Dalley, 46 Craig Smithurst 35*, Ben Brown 37* and Adam Heathcoat 3-24 all starred for Underwood 213/7 in another one sided affair as Bramcote collapsed to 71 all out. Hickling struggled to a poor total of 122/10 with only Harvey Fenwick 37 showing any resistance as Beeston & Toton Sycamore 125/5 strode to the win with Tom Fulwood 46* and Lashaune Weir 4-30 playing the lead roles. Farndon 182/10 faltered as they were defeated by bottom of the table Kinoulton 188/2 who had fine contributions from Mohammed Taufseer 73* Raja Mariaj 60*, Numan Khan 4-48 and Shaun Campbell 4-62.
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
Eastwood 177/9 defeat of Whatton & Aslockton 85/10 dropped the losers into the relegation dog fight thanks to Dave Summers spell of 3-29. Lenton Willoughby 235/9 enjoyed victory over Gedling & Sherwood 220/10 starring for Lenton were Gareth Lewis 53, Jamie Newham 52, Sam Lloyd 45 and Ben Boot 3-42 and performing well for Gedling were Zaheer Akhtar 34 and Ahmed Yousafzai with 82. Belvoir 244/8 shocked leaders East Bridgford 241/10 in a tense finish with notable performances from Harry Adams 94,Tom Butterworth 41 and Fraser Fenton 3-33 meanwhile East Bridgford were given hope from Glen Willis 41 Andy Wright 39 Ryan Stahlberger 4-45. The relegation battle saw success for Basford Mill 299/5 as they easily disposed of Calverton 132/10 and they now stand level on points with Whatton.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
Hisham Khan 61, Mo Wasif 34, Adnan Younus 4-20 and Bhadar Digwa 3-19 all performed well as Nott’s Unity Casuals 197/5 overcame Fiskerton 194/10 despite Dan Collington’s 58. East Leake 147/10 were no match for Kirkby Portland 148/7 as Jason Caunt 61, Ben Goss 3-32, Leevan Severn 3-10 & Luke Gregory 3-13 all starred for the winners. Tom Gilbert 90* Gary Clark 79 & 4-24 and Guy Ellerton 3-16 combined to guide Collingham 229/4 to an easy win against Gotham 60/10. The bottom two sides met and Caythorpe 138/3 plunged Southwell 135/10 in deeper trouble with performances from Ashley Daffin 41, Ian Lane 50*, George Shelby 4-35 (14 yrs.) & Max Shenton 3-37 (14yrs.), only club stalwart Stuart Grimley 44 showing any kind of form that will help Southwell’s cause. Long Eaton 175/5 eased past Lambley total of 174/7 with eight overs to spare and a fine 44 from Steve Dyer was the highlight of the innings.
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Nadman Shaffique 60* & 3-21 took centre stage as Ravenshead 127/4 defeated Newark R & M 124/10. Mohammed Asif 58 guided Chilwell to a total of 175/10 in reply Bingham easily passed the total to take maximum points with Cameron Good 77* and George Farrell 6-40 sharing in the limelight. A fine fifth wicket partnership between Danny Williams 75* & Max Sugarman 52 saw Kimberley close on 180/4 although Plumtree 184/7 were victorious thanks to Ewan Marks 60 and Robbie Smith 37. West Bridgford Legion 183/8 inflicted a 61 run defeat over Bottesford 122/10 thanks to Chris Ludden 53, Fahad Amin 45 & 3-33, Andy Walters 4-23 and Matt Fletcher’s 3 stumpings plus two catches. Flintham bowlers Patrick Dobb 3-34 and Len Jackson 4-38 reduced Burton Joyce to a score of 147/10 and Flintham 150/7 squeezed home to close the gap on Burton Joyce in the fight for third place.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
Lowdham 145/10 failed to halt Ruddington 146/8 title challenge as they went down by 2 wickets the victors pair of Shiraz Kiyani 51 & Yaqoob Khan 32 & 5-40 starring despite John Noall’s 4-67 spell. Haljeet Swahli took 4-12 in Young Lions 132/5 victory over West Bridgfordians 127/10. Craig Jewett 81* and Malcolm Hawley 5-46 starred as Caunton 145/2 kept close on the leaders heels as they overwhelmed Rolls Royce 144/7 for whom young Patrick Delahunty top scored with 36. Ryan Trussler 38 for Woodborough 152 saw them home against Thrumpton 151/9 in thrilling finish. Monty Douglas 33*, Tom Hallsworth 30, Amaan Farooq 4-16 and Bikram Rathore 4-34 all emerged with honours as West Indian Cavaliers took the points in their clash with Beeston & Toton Sycamore 148/10 for whom Kulwan Dhaniwal hit a fine 60.
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
Basford Mill 22/10 were tumbled out in very quick time by Gedling & Sherwood 23/3 the opening bowlers Rob Sin 5-12 & Chris Handley causing the mayhem. Hucknall 245/6 had an emphatic win over Bramcote 122/10 the headliners for Hucknall were Graeme Cauldwell 40, George Buckthorpe 86* and Paul Harley 59 & 3-21. Oxton 114/10 were no match for Attenborough 115/2 as 51* from Josh Knight saw them victorious with overs to spare. Josh Tranter 107, Steve Barnett 79 and Sam Ross 3-23 all played a part in Balderton’s 273/6 victory at Keyworth 171/10 who had Duncan Tarran scoring 42. Lenton Willoughby 118/10 remain rooted at the bottom of the table as they were no match for Gedling Colliery 167/10 for whom Chris Jennings top scored with 63.
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
Wollaton hit a mammoth score of 363/6 in which Hamish Llewellyn 120* and Asif Mahmood 106 made hay whilst the sun shone, in comparison Newark R & M collapsed to 86 all out to compound a miserable day for them. Chilwell 165/7 edged out Cotgrave 162/7 mainly down to an excellent spell of 4-16 from Waleed Khan. Ian Hart 112* again stole the headlines for Hoveringham 221/5 in the victory over Basford Old Boys 151/9. A century from Mark Lee 100 & Matt Thorley 90 saw Underwood 267/7 gain a 24 run win over Radcliffe on Trent 243/7 for whom Mark Palmer top scored with 82. In a very high scoring and entertaining encounter Clifton 249/7 defeated Caythorpe 207/8 the efforts of Richard Manning 72* & 3-46 are very worthy of mention though even in defeat.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Ashley Beadling 90*, Sandeep Verma 66 and Nigel Colley 4-49 combined together as Breaston 277/6 overwhelmed Wymeswold 135/10 for whom Graham Barry top scored with a fine 79. The duo of Mick Blatherwick 92 and Luke Barlow 32 & 3-32 delivered the killer blows as Kimberley 214/7 defeated Belvoir 173/10. Ellerslie 136/8 edged over the winning line against Lowdham 135/10 where the bowlers were in charge for the majority of the day in a low scoring match. Stapleford remain top thanks to the consistency of both Dwayne Buckley 74 & Gary Dawson 4-71 in their 3 wicket win over Madni 185/9. Thurgarton 143/3 remain close in second place as they too gained victory over Kinoulton 139/10 in which Harry Major took 5-29
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
Eastwood 92/10 remain rooted to the foot of the table as Great Dalby 93/2 brushed them aside in only 12 overs chief destroyer with the bat was Harry Wells scoring 51 as they took maximum points in their push for promotion. Attenborough 156/4 had too much firepower for Poplars 152/8 with Karl Knight 69*, Andy Waddle 42 and Alistair Lee 4-41 all providing the ammunition for the victory. Joe Kennedy scored a vital 71 for Whatton & Aslockton 146/9 in a nail biting finish against Farndon 145/10. Ruddington’s 151/7 title challenge continued as they defeated Gedling Colliery 150/10 and the bowling of Rob Derry taking 4-55 proved decisive once again. Kirkby Portland were tumbled out for only 61 and in reply West Bridgfordians stumbled to a narrow victory by finishing on 67/7 the highlight of the match was a hat trick from 14 year old Louis May as he returned figures of 4-6.
NCSL DIVISION N
Beeston & Toton Sycamore posted a very healthy 180/8 Martin Huffer top scoring with 31* and when Paul Mantle hit 60 for Lambley 172/10 they seemed on course for victory until Josh Charlwood 4-55, Sandeep Tandon 2-26 and Martin Huffer 2-27 delivered the killer blows in a close finish. Sutton Bonnington 149/10 had a 41 run win over Ellerslie 108/8 in a game of two noteworthy bowling performances, for Bonnington John Woolley 4-24 and his counterpart for Ellerslie Carter Benson 4-43. East Bridgford remain top of the league as they dismissed Thrumpton 97/10 the bowling from Saqib Shah 5-9 meant that the target was lower than expected and they closed at 100/3. Young Lions 109/5 stay second as they chased a similar target set by Bingham 105/10 and by coincidence one bowler again struck with good effect as Lakvinder Rathore returned figures of 5-22.Mick Wooliscroft 49 gave West Bridgford Legion 146/9 hope in the match against Hucknall 149/5 but Andy Wagstaff with 66 and 31 & 3-18 from all-rounder Henry Burton turned the match in Hucknall’s favour.