THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 9th AUGUST 2014
Ali delivers the Knockout blow on Great Dalby
Nas Ali hit an incredible 192 in Poplars total of 324/10 he was supported by Malcolm Townroe with 44 and give Great Dalby credit they showed character by attaining a score of 199 in reply thanks to efforts from Luke Harrison 64 & 3-72, Nathan Picker 64 & Jamie Picker-41 to attain maximum bonus points
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
Attenborough 226/6 remain top of the league despite being held to a draw by a defiant Gedling Colliery 180/7 with the pair of Chris Berry 71* & Duncan Mckeown 33* defying the visitors, for the leaders Alec McKinlay 50 ,Craig Heiden 49, Martin Shoemaker 40, Dom Terkowski 37, Stanny Simon 4-42 all inputted to the teams cause. Hucknall 144/3 stay on the heels of the leaders with a comfortable win over Nott’s Unity Casuals 142/10 the ever reliable Dale Campbell 69 & Adam Scott 3-22 keeps the title race on a knife edge still. Ellerslie 165/10 consolidate their third position with a narrow 5 run win over Wollaton 161/10 and the pair of Maneesh Mishra 68, Tariq Mahmood 6-49 set up the victory in reply Wollaston’s David Barr 55, Tim Young 42 and especially Josh Bembridge 6-40 will be kicking themselves for getting so close themselves. Is the great escape on for Balderton 253/7 as they won for the second time in three weeks this time against Calverton 201/10 and the trio of Luke Endley 88 & 4-34 Dom Wiffin 35 & Paul Colcomb 3-57 will be hoping it is on, performing well for Calverton were Darren Wright 81 & Callum Jayes who scored a useful 45. Brett Scothern 66, Andy Edge 4-51, Marlon Frankly 3-51 starred for Long Eaton has they inflicted a heavy defeat upon West Indian Cavaliers 192/9 this win moves them up to fourth place but there are only 37 points separating the bottom seven teams with three games to it is impossible to predict who will finish in the relegation positions at the moment
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
Belvoir 143/3 converted yet another victory as they defeated Southwell 140/10 the pair of Tom Neville 49 and Lewis Dann 5-39 doing the damage. Collingham suffered a setback as they went down to a losing draw against Clifton 240/10 for whom Luke Gunn 93 *, Dominic Robinson 39 & Paul McMillan 4 for 52 all starred whilst James Cousins 102, David Pipes 4-66 & Ali Haynes 3-49 keeps Collingham still in touch of promotion. The local derby saw Kimberley 240/3 victorious over neighbours Eastwood 236/10 it was the bowling of Kimberley’s Sukhdeep Sidhu 4-41 and Jack Blatherwick 3-59 that restricted Eastwood for whom Adrian Marsh 82, Neil Gregory 36 and Shaun Stocks 31* all made fine scores but Kimberley’s trio of James Griffiths 74*, James Taylor 39 and Jack Blatherwick 65 again steered them home. Thurgarton 254/9 kept up the pressure by gaining a comprehensive winning draw over West Bridgfordians 132/8, showing his class was Colin Cliff with a superb 127 and this was backed by team mate Mansoor Khan who took 3-9, earlier Ally Petit 5-38 & Adam Hancocks 3-57 had at least given Bridgfordians hope. Bottesford 219/9 had Nick Silverwood again the man of the match as he scored 82 and then followed it up with 5-42 he was supported by Jim Ward with 52, in reply Plumtree closed on 132/9 with Nigel Finney top scoring with 52 also and team mate Wasim Rana bowled a great spell of 5-45.
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
The quartet of Arpan Desai 59, Arslan Shah 30, Mark Sampson 4-19 & Joe Richardson 3-9 all figured heavily as Thrumpton 185/9 defeated Wollaton 106/10 for the only highlights were the bowling of Josh Naylor 3-31 & Callum Brown 3-56. Steve Howarth 40 was the only player to master the conditions as Gotham 151/8 defeated Keyworth 114/10 bowling well for Gotham were Paul Blatherwick 4-34 & Rob Goddard 3-39 meanwhile Andy Hiller took 4-39 for Keyworth. An emphatic victory for Wilsons 253/9 with Adeel Arshad 43 and Shezad Iqbal 5-32 being the pick of the performances as Radcliffe on Trent crumbled to 105 all out despite 38 from Tim Heath and the bowling earlier from Josh Mills of 4-69. Hoveringham amassed 305/5 with Sean Polley 80, Stuart Walton 78 and Richard Coleman 55 all scoring freely and the in reply Kirkby Portland struggled as they were dismissed for 139 with Steven Campbell taking 3-4 for Hoveringham. Hucknall 177/10 inflicted yet another defeat upon Newark R & M as they again returned a low score of 101 all out.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
Jon Sheard 110, John Grimes 52 and George Orange 3-27 all combined as West Bridgfordians 223/7 defeated Bramcote 146/10 for whom Khalid Rehman 39 and Akish Patel 3-37 performed well. Attenborough 174/4 are champions after a thrilling win over Gedling Colliery 172/6 the trio of Chris Allcoat 69, Rich Henson 35*and Jai Jandu 3-47 all produced when it mattered and the celebrations then commenced. Ian Fisher 61 and team mate Yogesh Patel 48* and 3-32 joined forces as Hickling 220/7 proved too strong for Ellerslie 154/7 for whom Richard Whittle scored 59 not out and Taimoor Safdar took 4-38.
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
A Pearson 55 & 4-28, B Towle 40 and B Grainger 36 efforts were all in vain as Eastwood 179/7 were defeated by Wymeswold 180/5 for whom Rob Pitman’s 98* was the match winning innings. A low scoring match saw Whatton & Aslockton 96/6 edge over the line against Lenton & Willoughby 93/10 a spell from Jamie Lambourne of 5-28 proving decisive. Centuries from both openers Keith Hammond 116 & James Wilkes 109* gave Sutton Bonnington 262/1 victory over Calverton 201/6 for whom Matthew Dean 40 and Derek Pickering 69 starred with the bat whilst Bonnington’s Lee Weedon returned figures of 5-41. Belvoir 206/7 had far too much firepower for Basford Mill as firstly Matt Harland 54 and Tom Dyer 50 formed a solid platform and then Sam Penfold 4-16 struck at least Neil Smith can hold his head high after bowling well taking 4-58 for Basford. There were plenty of runs in the encounter where Glen Willis 95 & Andy Wright 78 laid the foundations for East Bridgford 236/10 but a solid team effort with Ahmed Yousafal 76 top scoring saw Gedling & Sherwood 237/8 to a narrow victory.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
Nott’s Unity Casuals 255/5 had an easy win over Collingham 99/10 thanks to Hisham Khan 32, Ibby Asif 50 and a fine century from Badar Singh 119 this was then backed up by the bowling from Bhadar Digwa 3-14 & Ibby Asif again with 3-16. East Leake 70/1 strolled to victory over Southwell 68/7 with Simon Oakley taking 5-22 it was then left to Keith Oxspring with 35 to see them home in just 12 overs. Lambley 229/8 had Duane Simpson 53 and Dan Greenhalgh 35 & 4-38 starring but Jason Caunt 47 and an excellent 92* from James Wood saw Kirkby Portland 234/7 to the win. Fiskerton 153/10 had Dave Hedge scoring 88 as most other batsmen on either struggled against both bowling attacks in reply Long Eaton 120/10 fell well short as Ian Bellamy took 4-22 for the victors in contrast Dan Collingham will feel his 5-40 for Long Eaton was not backed up from his team mates.
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Flintham 237/10 had Alex Hemstock 43 & Hugo Orme 67 to thank for their victory over Bottesford 165/8 for who James Perkins scored 55 and the bowling stints from Ryan Charlesworth 5-58 and Simon Silverwood 4-44 both stood out. Bingham 91/1 strolled to a comfortable win over Newark R & M 90/10 thank too Ian Flood 35* and the all-round performance of Richard Shipman 40* & 5-15. Ravenshead 128/10 were defeated by Plumtree 129/5 thanks to an unbeaten 53 from Adrian Knowles earlier in the day Ken Carter took 3-12 for the victors. Danny Williams had a day to remember as he hit an unbeaten 77 and then took 5-19 as Kimberley 153/8 proved too strong against a lacklustre West Bridgford Legion 84/10. Burton Joyce 232/6 took the points with a convincing win over Chilwell 116/10 causing the damage were Tom Lightfoot 71,Lol Johnson 44*, Gavin Bagguley 31 & Richard Stanton 3-31.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
Lowdham amassed 352/5 against a depleted Rolls Royce side as the visitors struggled to 142/5 in reply and with John Noall 89, Damien Greaves 96 and Sam Huckerby 72 all scoring high it meant an uphill task for Rolls for whom young Patrick Delahunty can hold his head high with a defiant knock of 35. An amazing end to the match say Young Lions 148/10 tie with Ruddington 148/10 starring for Ruddington were Ariz Rasul 41, Shazad Naheem 4-40 and Yaqoob Khan 3-35 whilst both Rav Digwa 3-34 & H Swali 3-40 countered for Young Lions. Caunton 173/10 came up against a resurgent West Indian Cavaliers 177/7 who had Tom Hallsworth 55, Harris Khalil 32 and Faraz Khan all stepping up to the plate. Woodborough 177/10 with contributions from Rhys Wyborn 47, Phil Brewster 42 & Ryan Trussler 41 may have felt confident at tea but Kenny Dhariwal 68* and Paul Walsh 50 contrived to guide Beeston & Toton Sycamore 178/3 to victory and both batsmen will thankful to team mate Jay Gericke for his spell of 6-53 earlier in the match
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
Balderton 191/6 overpowered a below par Bramcote 97/10 both Pete Lambert 62 & Steven Barnett 54 in the runs column. Attenborough heaped misery on Lenton & Willoughby 55/10 with Colin McConnell 66, Josh Knight 46, Michael Turner 3-27 & Matt Ahluwalia 3-11 all in good form amazingly Dale Reeve 44 scored 80% of his teams total and is most worthy of mentioning. Hucknall 65/0 demolished Basford Mill 61/10 thanks to bowlers Nathan Whittamore 4-19 & Anthony Beastall 3-9. Sadly the two other games in the division had to be conceded has both Oxton and Keyworth were unable to raise a side
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
Another disappointing day for Newark R & M 45/10 who were blown away by Hoveringham 48/0 in a match that lasted in total just 25 overs both Mark Melbourne 4-5 & Scott Shaw 4-23 inflicting the damage although at least Rian Simpson 22 can hold his head high as he top scored for Newark R & M. Nick Turner 63 & Owen Betts 3-21 joined forces for Clifton 142/5 as they handed out a defeat to Underwood 138/9. Sadly once again two sides Caythorpe and Radcliffe on Trent failed to raise a side due to circumstances in two other games.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Leaders Stapleford 135/10 stumbled against title contenders Thurgarton 139/6 the leaders had only Simon Bryant in the form that has carried them to the top unlike the Thurgarton players Anthony Downie 40*, James Morrow 34, Victor Folkes 4-16 and Tim Kirkham 3-37 who all stepped up to the plate. Belvoir 236/5 had Jake Fisher 80 in great form and he was backed up by the bowling of Tom Robertson 4-12 as Breaston 172/10 struggled to reach the target and although Sandeep Verma 46 and Adam Williams 41 did their best they fell considerably short. We were denied what could have been a tremendous finish as rain caused the abandonment of the game between Kinoulton 261/4 and Ellerslie 121/2 two sets of batsmen enjoyed their day Neil Oxby 105* & Mo Alsakaf 59 for Kinoulton and Phil Davey 44 & tom Davey 48* for Ellerslie. The game at Wymeswold 174/7 was another victim of the weather where it looked like Lowdham 105/3 were in the mix to close in on victory as Alistair Hough was 41* which had followed up his spell of 3-35. No such problems for Kimberley 43/0 as they dismantled Madni 39/10 with Paul Blatherwick 6-13 & Alex Beale 3-22 starring.
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
Whatton & Aslockton 158/9 looked in control as Attenborough stuttered to 79/5 until the rain intervened Daniel Hazard 36, Adam Wilson 32 and Graham Ryan 30* had all helped the teams cause and although Attenborough were in trouble they did have Carl Knight at the crease who was 52 not out. Martin Tustin 42* & 3-21 was the only shining light in Farndon’s 88/10 whilst Kirkby Portland made hard work of victory but with Rob Honeyball 37 and Shane Tilley 36* there at the end the anxious faces were put at ease and James Eptons spell of 4-9 earlier in the day had also impacted on the result. A devastating defeat was inflicted upon West Bridgfordians 32/10 by Gedling Colliery 258/9 in which Bhuvanesh Sankaran 82 and Matt Atkin 39 delivered runs prior to the carnage that was shortly to follow.
NCSL DIVISION N
Old Dalby 188/10 had too much firepower has they overcame a spirited Lambley side who were dismissed for 132 an all-round team effort including Joe Gant 44, Edward Purcell 37*, Ben Wass 31, Paul Dixey 31, Carrick Fone 4-27 & William Garnett 3-9 proved Lambley’s undoing. Sutton Bonnington 119/7 held their nerve to gain victory over Beeston & Toton Sycamore 117/10 thanks to a fine 40 from Ben Clarke who was thanking team mates Patrick Hood 4-26 & Jason Nicholson 3-24 for restricting the Beeston total. A Shah with 61 and S Shah 4-17 caused the damage as East Bridgford imposed themselves against Collingham 85/10 for whom at least the bowling trio of K Garnett 3-31, W Wright (age 13) 3-13& E Haynes 3-32 had acquitted themselves. Matt Spencer’s spell of 4-21 proved to be the match winner as Bingham 125/7 held out to conquer Ellerslie who were bowled out for 124 earlier in the afternoon. Hucknall 177/5 with Andy Wagstaff 75 and Paul Close 49 were in the driving seat as they reduced Thrumpton to 88/8 but then ex Nott’s bowler Andy Pick hit a blistering 69* to guide them home by 2 wickets.