THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 2nd AUGUST 2014
NEVILLE & GIBSON PUSH BELVIOR CLOSER TO PROMOTION
An emphatic victory for Belvoir over promotion rivals Thrumpton saw them one step nearer in returning to the top flight, after winning the toss and asking the visitors to bat the game was turned on its head by firstly by a stunning catch by Lewis Dann to remove the dangerous Josh Downie for 25 and then a magnificent spell from man of the match Dan Gibson who finished with 5-8, a fine 49 from just 28 balls from Graham Dutton was the highlight in Thrumpton’s total of 109/10 at tea the heavens opened and anxious faces waited for the game to resume and then Olly Clayfield 40* and Tom Neville 60* from just 37 balls ended the match as Bevoir closed on 110/1 the clash which had been played by both teams in an excellent spirit.
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
Attenborough 217/9 consolidated their position at the top of the league with a comprehensive 152 run win against bottom of the table Balderton 65/10 thanks to another century from Alec McKinley 114* and Ben Bhabra spell of 4-31, for the visitors John Easom took 4-54. Staying within striking distance are Hucknall 197/7 whose victory over West Indian Cavaliers 159/10 means they are still in a relegation position the game saw two excellent all round performances from the ever reliable Robin Maxwell 91 & 3-29 for Hucknall and from Patrick Gada 38 & 3-55 for West Indian Cavaliers. Brian Cuthbert 3-22 & Johnathan Pack 3-33 bowled Long Eaton 144/10 to a comfortable victory over Wollaton 87/10 for whom only Adam Davies 3-43 returned any kind of form. A fine 76* from Peter Vladev took centre stage as Ellerslie 180/10 entertained Calverton 118/4 sadly the game was a victim of the weather but not before Darren Wright 44* and a hat trick from Kyle Welch 5/48 both for Calverton had put the match on a knife edge. A glorious 118* from Shayayar Aslam supported by Sultan Khan 58 and Waheed Kayani 39 saw Nott’s Unity Casuals 236/4 gain a winning draw over Gedling Colliery 173/8 with contributions from Lee Gommersell 35, James Barnes 47, Irfan Haider 33
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
Collingham 135/4 kept up the pressure on the leaders when they defeated Kimberley 132/10 once again Ali Haynes produced the goods with 63 & 5-37 and with 43 from David Pipes it seems the final game of the season against Belvoir may decide the title. Eastwood 97/3 with performances from Stuart Hill 38*, Adrian Marsh 33, James Longdon 4-34 & Sean Stocks 3-9 inflicted yet another defeat upon Southwell 96/9 which means they now need a miracle to escape relegation and helps Eastwood’s survival challenge. Nick Silverwood 99, Lee Fazackerley 3-36 and Phil Irvine 3-61 all featured for Bottesford 214/10 in a winning draw against West Bridgfordians 193/9 who had Oliver Straw 82, Alex Sheriston 33 & 3-53 and Alistair Petit 4-28 in fine form. Clifton 208/10 had a 39 run win against close neighbours Plumtree 169/10 to close within 6 points of them but remain in ninth position.
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
Hucknall 77/10 despite the best efforts of Jamie Braybrook 34 & 2-35 suffered a heavy defeat as Hoveringham 81/3 eased to victory as both Adam Hugill 4-13 and Murray Debanke 3-22 put them to the sword. A sensational finish saw Keyworth 156/10 close out victory over Thrumpton 143/10 thanks to a hat trick from Day Miller 4-19 earlier in the day Jeff Tindsley 53 had set Keyworth on their way and Thrumpton seemed to be heading for victory with Arpan Desai 43* at the crease until Miller struck leaving him stranded at the non-strikers end. Wilsons 165/9 ground out the narrowest of victories over Kirkby Portland 162/9 the innings of Shoaib Khalil 53* proving to be a match winner. Wollaton 130/3 remain top of the table with a very comfortable win against Radcliffe on Trent 129/7 although the superb innings from Jordan Harbottle 73* for Radcliffe prevented it from being even more conclusive, the quartet of Sunil Sharma 40, Andy Crossley 34, Callum Brown 4-32 & Senthil Kumar 3-24 all performing well once again means the clash with Hoveringham in two weeks will be a cracker to watch and may well decide the title.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
A truly amazing game saw only 74 runs scored with 17 wickets falling in which there were two fantastic bowling performances, firstly Lashuane Weir 5-16 & Steve Morgan 4-14 ripped open West Bridgfordians 35/10 but the drama had only just begun as Ollie Hayes 7-12 produced a magnificent spell of bowling which saw him take 4 wickets in four balls as Beeston & Toton Sycamore 39/7 stumbled across the winning line. Attenborough 113/4 are virtually guaranteed promotion after yet another victory this time over Bramcote 112/7 in a low scoring affair, only Tom Chamberlain 40 for Bramcote registering any score of note. Ellerslie 111/2 had Sam Miller 45*, Danny Howard 35, Mohammed Raza 3-22 & Vivek Piraekh 3-21 produce fine displays as Kinoulton 107/10 were plunged even deeper into relegation trouble. Hickling 220/10 stay in touch with an easy win over Farndon 117/10 as John Chell 78, Ian Fisher 33 and Mark Everington 6-34 joined together to inflict pain on Farndon for whom Martin Hill’s 51 was their highlight. Underwood 187/9 with Craig Smithurst 62* Tom Chalkley 43 had an eleven run win over Gedling Colliery despite the efforts from Sukrit Raman 53, Ben Shipley 48. Gareth Hayes 4-62 and Karan Patre 3-38.
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
Alex Norton 121* & 4-6 starred along with Zaheer Akhter 44* & Nick Smith 3-44 for Gedling & Sherwood 203/3 as Eastwood were dismissed for 147 in which Mark Carlin 43 & James Marshall 32 defied the bowlers briefly. Jerry Cruse 76, Warren Hepples 70 & 5-25 and Neil Foster guided East Bridgford 235/6 to an easy win over Whatton & Aslockton 123/10. Gareth Lewis 44, Ben Boot 3-33 and Johnny Roscoe 3-36 all made the best of the conditions for Lenton & Willoughby 147/10 as they defeated Calverton 139/10 who had Graham Waghorn 36 and Jake Lowe 38 both in the runs. Two knockout blows from Keith Hammond 51 and 5-31 from Ben Harvey were instrumental in Sutton Bonnington’s 181/7 victory over Belvoir 75/10, Sutton Bonnigton’s clash with East Bridgford on August 16th looks a mouth-watering prospect for the neutral observer. Basford Mill 169/7 eased their worries over the drop by defeating Wymeswold 131/10.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
Runs seemed to be in short supply at all games in the division this week where firstly league leaders Nott’s Unity Casuals 123/6 overcame Lambley 121/10 meanwhile the local derby saw Gotham 127/5 defeat East Leake 126/5 in another low scoring game. James Kirkham’s 59 for Fiskerton 81/10 proved fruitless as Kirkby Portland 84/3 coasted home thanks in the main to Andy Tait’s 4-16 spell of bowling. Southwell 88/9 again fell well short and remain in deep trouble as Collingham 123/6 remain in second place
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Although Axim Akhtar 36, Jawaad Mughal 42 & Mohammed Mehrvan 3-14 delivered decent contributions it was not enough to save Chilwell 117/10 as Bottesford closed on 118/7 to secure the win. It is looking very grim for Newark R & M 82/7 as yet another defeat by second place Kimberley 86/0 and with only 4 games remaining they now must win at least three of those to stand any chance of survival and Mick Blatherwick’s 54* did nothing to help their chances in this defeat. Plumtree 144/7 stay on top thanks to Sam Lund 52* and Barney Carter 3-21 when they defeated Burton Joyce 104/10. Newman Shafiq 4-34 restricted West Bridgford Legion to a total of 149/8 but the compliment was returned in interest as Callum Daniels 5-22 destroyed Ravenshead as they collapsed to 72 all out.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
The trap door is well and truly open as Rolls Royce 84/10 crashed to another defeat this time at the hands of Young Lions 183/9 for whom Prana Badia 54 and Dawal Shah 4-10 both took control of the match. Ruddington 218/9 leapfrog Caunton 111/10 as the top two clashed and with Shiraz Kayani 108, Samir Ahmed 42, Kamran Rasid 4-39 & Shazad Naheem 3-10 all coming to the party they are now in pole position for the title. Ian Huskinson 47 & 2-30 performed heroics as West Bridgfordians 132/10 crumbled to defeat as Beeston & Toton Sycamore 133/5 eased home thanks to Jamie Bowns 37*, Adam Plumbley 31 and Steve Moore’s electrifying spell of 5-3. A very one sided affair saw West Indian Cavaliers 117/10 being brushed aside by Thrumpton 121/3 it would be hard to decide whether the bowling from Sam Charlton 6-27 or Adam Pick 73 from 40 balls including five sixes was most impressive in the win. Batting seemed very easy as John Noall 62 Lloyd Naake 60 & Sam Blacknall 42* all contributed as Lowdham compiled 241/4 in reply Woodborough closed on 183/8 with Mark Wallbank 56 and Tim Brumpton 32 also in the runs column.
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
Nine points separate the top four in what is going to be a fascinating finale to the season, league leaders Gedling & Sherwood 220/4 defeat of Lenton Willoughby 114/10 condemns them to relegation as both Matt Lawrence 82 & Dean Spencer 6-41 put the final nails in the coffin. A magnificent 152* by Luke Endley for Balderton 214/1 in their overwhelming win over Basford Mill 88/10 also means they are relegated. Gedling Colliery 127/8 remain third as they defeated Oxton 121/9 in a game where bowlers were on top throughout the match. Colin McConnell 38 & Sam Henson 3-22 starred as Attenborough brushed aside Bramcote 84/6 in a game reduced significantly due to pitch conditions. Keyworth slumped to 71 all out and hosts Hucknall 75/2 were in no mood to make any mistakes as they coasted home by 8 wickets, Ian Lobb 39*, Paul Harley 4-11 and Jack Fearn 3-17 all contributing
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
Chilwell 258/8 are still on course for the title they had Mohammed Irshad 120 Hayden Brooks 51 and Waleed Khan 44 & 3-42 all in fine form in reply a spirited fight was given by Hoveringham 225/10 and they too were thankful to Paul Lewis 86, Mike Cupit 50, Rashid Actar 3-41 and Mark Melbourne 3-37 for their efforts in a losing cause. Matt Thorley 55 & 4-18 Mark Holmes 28 Mark Lee 23 & 2-10 and Scott Naylor 27 all contributed in Underwood 173/5 demolition of Basford Old Boys 45/10. Clifton 181/8 with Surye Varna 106, Vishal Bhatia 29 and Asif Mahmood 3-31 closed the gap on Wollaton 178/5 with a narrow 2 wicket win despite a gallant efforts from Dave Watson 67, Fahan Saleem 33* & Jon O’Neill 3-33. Ian Lynn took 4-16 for Cotgrave Welfare 104/4 as Newark R & M 98/6 were relegated after a very disappointing campaign. Caythorpe sadly had to concede the match against Radcliffe on Trent after a number of players became unavailable.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Madni 121/4 move in second place with a six wicket win at home to Kinoulton 120/8 they had Eijaz Ahmed top scoring with 55 whilst the loss means Kinoulton still need one more win to avoid relegation. Lowdham’s 161/5 with Thomas Austin 81 & Alistair Hough 30 & 2-13 inflicted another defeat upon Belvoir 160/5 who had club veteran Mar Ebb scoring 69 this loss keeps them rooted to the foot of the table. At the other end Stapleford 174/9 continue their winning run this time it was the turn of Wymeswold 56/10 to face the league leaders who raced to victory thanks to Steve Coney 68, Simon Bryant 34 and Dwayne Buckley 4-18.
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
A batting paradise was surely the case as wickets became as rare as an England test win, firstly David Nixon 63, David Adwick 58* and Sean McGuinness 34 all enjoyed the conditions as Farndon posted a respectable 211/3 but not to be outdone Matt Burton 65* (14 yrs.) Nick Fox 45 and Steve Akers 44* also enjoyed the playing surface as Gedling Colliery 212/2 coasted home with just over 50 balls to spare. Top of the table Ruddington set a stiff target of 218/8 with a century from Tom Hann 103 but second place Poplars secured victory with 4 balls to spare and had Naz Ali 83 and Harry Cocks 41 to thank for the inspiring win. The games between Great Dalby against Kirkby Portland and Breaston against Ellerslie were victims of rain and neither game saw a ball bowled.
NCSL DIVISION N
A fine game took place where Fiskerton 218/6 were victorious against West Bridgford Legion 170/2, in the runs were Fiskerton’s Kyle Barker 78, Ed Akers 60 and Paul Whitby 35 whilst for Legion S Hopkinson 90 and N Brennan 56 scored heavily. Dennis Wright 3-14 combined with Robert Henderson to dismiss Hucknall for just 71 but then Ian Wade grabbed the final headlines with a spell of 6-16 as Beeston & Toton Sycamore were tumbled out for only 48. Burton Joyce 115/10 had Matt Powroznyk 24 & 3-14 to thank as they defeated Old Dalby 104/10. It was definitely a case of bowling supremacy as East Bridgford 129/7 defeated Young Lions 65/10 as firstly Rohit Dwivedl took 3-16 and then Saqib Shah 5-6 & Dave Howarth 3-12 ripped Young Lions apart. Dale Turner 20* & 4-30 & Paul Westbury 3-20 both enjoyed the day as they tortured Bingham 96/10 and then Lambley 100/6 closed in on victory. Youngsters Harry Priestley 18 & 3-36 Lewis Russell 18 (both age 15) can at least be pleased with their own performances as Thrumpton 98/10 were on the receiving end of a convincing win for Collingham 201/5 who had Simon Scott 87 top scoring with Tony Williams contributing with 44.