THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 23rd AUGUST 2014
HART TO HART ATTACK CLIFTON
Father and son Ian and Tom Hart dealt a double dose of trouble as they bowled Hoveringham to the win over Clifton, father Ian took 4- 28 whilst son Tom chipped in with 3-32 capping a glorious seven days for the club after the firsts had attained the league title and progressed to the Popkess Cup Final.
Hoveringham 109/3 26.2 beat Clifton Village 106/10 28.5
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
Attenborough 179/7 returned to the summit of the table with a 3 wicket win over neighbours Long Eaton 178/8 with Sam Clulow 49,Craig Helden 41 and Andy Simkiss 3-44 all in fine form meanwhile Kieran Cooke 54*, Lee Cuthbert 32 and Andy Edge 4-42 performed well to give Long Eaton vital bonus points. The form book was turned on its head as the great escape is still in process as Balderton 217/6 dented the title challenge of Hucknall 203/8 a fine 75* from Alan Jackson backed up by 51 from Ian Sellars set a stiff target for Hucknall to chase and although Scott Harris 62 and a fine all round effort from skipper Robin Maxwell 65 & 3-41 they fell 14 runs short with Chris Dobbie taking 4-55 for Balderton. Runs were in abundance as Nott’s Unity Casuals 368/7 gained a winning draw over Gedling Colliery 231/5, Shahariyar Aslam 152, Wasim Karim 55, Hitesh Gujar 59 and Salim Karim 42 all figured In the runs column for Unity whilst Chris Berry 72*, Lee Gommersell 57 & Geoff Burton 61 figured in Gedling’s. David Barr 43*, Max O'Dowd 37* & 3-30 and Josh Bembridge 4-28 starred as Wollaton 108/1 inflicted a defeat upon Calverton 103/10 and this defeat sends Calverton into the bottom two as we enter the final league fixtures in the division this Saturday.
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
There are going to be some anxious faces around some grounds next week as 4 sides potentially can still suffer relegation after this week results where firstly Eastwood 107/6 defeated already relegated Southwell 106/10 and then Plumtree 183/8 overcame West Bridgfordians 115/10 dragging them into the four way fight. Clifton 179/6 did themselves a massive favour by beating champions Belvoir 159/10, Luke Gunn 69 Alamgir Khan 44 Brad Moore 4-58 & Craig Fairhall 3-29 all coming to the party at just the right time. Thurgarton 280/5 with Joshua Downie 54, Colin Cliff 35, Christian Dutton 56, William Crowder 31*& Aaman Singh 4-53 all performing well have given themselves a chance of finishing second as the defeated Kimberley 230/8 for whom Steve Bennett top scored with 67.
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
Hoveringham 207/3 were crowned champions as they defeated Wilsons 205/10 a fine 45* from skipper Stuart Walton and 80* from Dan North plus the bowling from the duo Brett Lear 4-53 & Adam Hugill 3-19 meant the title was secured the only downside on the day was an injury to Scott Shore who in trying to take a catch fell and broke his collar bone in four place and will require an operation, we all wish Scott a speedy recovery. Joe Richardson 140 hit his maiden century and also took 4-43 as Thrumpton 173/6 inflicted defeat on Keyworth 171/9 for whom Dave Hiller took 3-16. Wollaton’s 159/10 title challenge ended as they slumped to defeat against Hucknall 161/7 after a decent start they were blitzed by a magnificent spell from Tim Buckthorpe 8-43 and a steady 25* from Pete Hudson saw Hucknall home, earlier both Nicky & Andy Kirkwood scoring 63 and 36 respectively had giving Wollaton hope. Although already relegated Radcliffe on Trent 215/7 overcame disappointment to defeat Gotham 213/10 with fine performances from Adrian Tompkins 54, Lui Holliday 64, Tim Heath 32* Chris Owen-Jones 4 - 64, Simon Ward 3 – 81 and from Gotham a fine century from Rob Goddard 122* was the stand out innings of the day. Kirkby Portland 114/6 dealt another defeat on relegated Newark R & M who could only muster 113/8 in their allotted overs.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
Gedling Colliery 188/6 had too much firepower for relegation threatened West Bridgfordians 123/9 as Sukrit Raman 43, Steve Burton 47 & 3-20 and Mike Berry 4-36 all combined together and in the process Gedling secured the runners up position. Bramcote 137/10 with only Danny Bazmi 36 and Norman Jowett 32 would usually have been disappointed with that score but then dramatically Hickling collapsed to 20 all out, an inspiring spell from Khalid Rehman of 7.4 overs where he took seven wickets conceding just four runs turned the game on its head. Champions Attenborough 115/6 continued their 100% winning record this season with a 4 wicket victory over Underwood 111/10. Ellerslie 71/0 had an emphatic win over relegated Kinoulton 70/10 the pair of Alan Lewis 45* and Muhammad Raza 4-22 causing most of the damage. Beeston & Toton Sycamore 190/6 had a comfortable success with a win over Farndon 115/10, Jamie Bowns 66, Tom Fulwood 39 and Kevin Middleton 4-33 all enjoying fine end of season performances as did Jason Lam 31* & 3-21 for Farndon.
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
With the title at stake the top two met and leaders Sutton Bonnington 60/10 were destroyed by the pair of Jack Gordon Brown 5-14 & Rashid 3/3 as Gedling & Sherwood 192/8 gave their slim title hopes a massive boost and 76 from Steve Carmody will send them into next weekend full of anticipation. With a game in hand on the top two East Bridgford 133/0 demolished Whatton & Aslockton 132/10 for whom only Phil Kirby 69 showed any signs of defying the Bridgford attack which was led by Neil Foster 4-34 & Saqib Shah 3-23 and then both Ryan Stahlberger 72* & Warren Hepples 57* made light work of surpassing the total required. Scores from Sam Lloyd 43 and Lee Hamilton 81 enabled Lenton & Willoughby to close on 203/5 and opponents Eastwood 205/4 closed out the win thanks to Nick Grainger 52 and an unbeaten 49* from Mark Carlin. Basford Mill 203/7 came away with a victory when they travelled to Calverton 202/9 and after a tricky start to life in the league they have settled into a mid-table position starring for Basford were John Radford 67, Josh Wakelin 40, Dan Huskinson 30, Tom Bosworth 3-70 and Neil Smith 4-21 whilst Kevin Evans 79 & 3-20, John Leafe 35, James Cairney 31 and John Nester 3-73 all delivered valuable contributions for Calverton.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
James Burton 57 & 4-45 and 45 from Shak Actor for Gotham 212/4 inflicted defeat on Lambley 142/10 and in the process of this result Lambley were relegated despite Dan Greenhalgh’s 55. Collingham 168/6 came away with the win against East Leake 109/10 with the quartet of Ewan Haynes 50, Adrian Kitchen 52*, Andrew Sears 3-23 and, Alex Scott 3-19 enjoying their away trip. Stuart Grimley 81 and Tom Clarke 60 & 3-71 tried in vain to help Southwell 227/8 overtake a huge total set by Caythorpe 272/5 the consistent Shaun King 102 again scoring highly along with Simon Park 95 meant another loss for Southwell. Kirkby Portland’s hopes of promotion were dealt a blow when they went down to a heavy defeat at the hands of Fiskerton 142/2 starring for Fiskerton Max Danby 57, Andrew Laughton 44 & 3-11 and Chris Fellstead 5-44 the game against Collingham next week will decide who finishes in the runners up position.
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Ian Flood scored an unbeaten 57* as Bingham 168/7 closed out the win with one over to spare against Burton Joyce 167/8. Kimberley 121/8 clinched promotion as they defeated champions Plumtree 117/9 on a pitch where runs were hard to come by only Richard Bentley 44 made any significant score. West Bridgford Legion 72/0 completely overpowered Newark R & M 71/0 thanks to the bowling of Rishi Clark 3-10 & Bob Rhoades 3-17 and then 46* from batsman Chris Ludden. Chilwell & Flintham were unable to raise sides this week meaning that Bottesford & Ravenshead take maximum points as a consequence.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
Extras top scored with 49 as West Bridgfordians 158/9 went down to defeat against West Indian Cavaliers 160/4 the combination of Manwar Sultan 70, Azher Mahmood 37* and Rahan Chauhan with 4-17 all seeing the victors home. Ruddington 246/5 had notable performances from Fiaz Khan 80*, Kafeel Rasul 63, Faheem Shafiq 33, Saqib Khan 3-20 and Kamran Rasheed 3-34 as they defeated Beeston & Toton Sycamore 141/10 despite the efforts of Donny Pezzolla 48*. Young Lions 181/10 strolled to a 97 run success over Rolls Royce 84/10 as Rav Digwa 62, Sanjav Potiwal 49 and Lakvinder Rathore 32 all piled on the agony for the already relegated Rolls Royce side a glimmer of light can be extracted by the bowling from both Sohail Sahil 4-40 & Jalil Ahmed 5-45. Caunton amassed 282/4 with Sam Wagstaff 117* & Andrew Rose 64 delivering the runs and a spirited attempt to surpass the total was made by Lowdham 230/10 as Inam Malik 62 led the charge. Woodborough 210/10 can thank Rhys Wyborn 72 and Paul Wilson with 36 as they ground out a victory over Thrumpton 207/7 this result means that the back to back fixtures against West Bridgfordians over the next two Saturdays will decide who gets relegated from the division this year
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
The outcome of both the divisional title and promotion places is going down to the wire as only 8 points separate the top three teams as they all recalled easy wins, firstly Balderton 72/0 remain top after thumping Basford Mill 70/10 with Andrew Smart 3-24 & Paul Moon 3-24 causing the damage. Not to be outdone second placed Gedling Colliery 70/0 had a very impressive 10 wicket win over previous contenders Gedling & Sherwood 69/10 who were put on the back foot by fine bowling from both Jack masters 5-38 & Connor O’Brian 4-20. Hucknall 52/1 are still in the hunt as the combination of George Judd 4-21 & Ian Wade 3-5 destroyed Lenton & Willoughby as they were dismissed for just 49. The most dramatic game of the day saw Attenborough dismissed for just 87 and in reply Oxton 85/10 were on the verge of victory but fell 2 runs short before they lost their final wicket the most aggrieved played has to be Oxton’s Brian Johnson who scored 40 and took 4-27 in a losing cause. Bramcote were unable to raise a side in the match scheduled against Keyworth.
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
Basford Old Boys 129/7 caused a mighty upset when they defeated leaders Chilwell 126/10 by 3 wickets with A Cooper 44, D Hister 38, D McDuff 33 and W Simpson 3-41 all contributing and in doing so helping the club climb out of the bottom two. Callum Brown took 5-21 and Corrie Farnsworth 35* as Wollaton 115/3 kept the pressure on the leaders with a win over Caythorpe who remain in a three way fight to escape relegation. Radcliffe on Trent & Newark R & M were sadly unable to field a side in the other two fixtures in the division.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Four sides go into the final week of the season with a chance of the title and gaining promotion after the set of results this weekend as firstly leaders Stapleford 136/10 came a cropper against Kinoulton 180/5 the trio of Majid Hussain 95* Raza Ul Haq 4-30 & Mo Alsakaf 3/30 opening the door wide open for the others. Thurgarton 178/5 gained points on the leaders as Tony Downey 50 & Vic Folkes 32 took them to a decent score but during tea interval the heavens opened and the pitch became waterlogged causing the game to be abandoned against third placed Kimberley, who knows which side will feel most aggrieved by the weather intervening. Madni 61/2 remain in fourth place after an emphatic win over Lowdham 58/10 as Kashif Sardar struck taking 3-13. Carl Stahlberger hit a fine 113 but was still on the losing side as Ellerslie 213/7 could not contain Belvoir 217/5 for whom Mark Ebb 50*, Matt Harland 56 & Josh Taylor 35* joined forces to guide the side home. When your reduced to 68/8 you probably think that it is going to be a bad day at the office but Wymeswold recovered to 111 all out, Nigel Colley causing the damage taking 5-20 in reply Breaston also slumped early doors but never recovered and were all out for a measly 44 with Harry Shaw 4-7, Phil Parkes 3-2 & James Barry 2-11 all inspiring Wymeswold to a memorable victory
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
Ruddington 196/9 will have to wait another week to claim the title as bad light forced the game against Attenborough 163/6 to be abandoned with both sides in contention Ash Roberts 57 & Graham Roberts 35 had earlier in the day set Ruddington on the way and in reply Jack Harrison 65 & James Hallam 62 & 3-34 had turned the match into a real cliff-hanger. Poplars 200/9 stay second thanks to Naz Ali 48, Malcolm Townroe 38 & Humayur Baig taking 5-28 in their win over West Bridgfordians 146/10 for whom Pete O’Donaghue 56 and Arun Rahala 4-16 performed with credit. James Epton 91* and Neil Patterson 30 combined to give a respectable score for Kirkby Portland 191/6 as they then dismissed Whatton & Aslockton for 108/10. Farndon 199/8 were defeated with two balls to spare by Gedling Colliery 203/7 in a tight and tense finish, where players on both sides covered themselves with distinction for Farndon Tom Munton 66, Richard Pinder 46* & Dave Nixon 3-47 and for Gedling Josh Stokes 52 & 3-24 Connor Folkes 41* & Jack Robinson 3-45. Sadly Eastwood could not raise a side against Great Dalby.
NCSL DIVISION N
Lambley recorded the lowest their ever league total when they were bowled out for a meagre score of just 22 the bowlers causing the damage were Brent Cox 3-14 & David Stansall 6-7 as Bingham 204/8 inflicted misery upon them earlier Cox 46, Stansall 43 and Nathan Hartland 44* had all scored freely. Fiskerton 134/10 gained a 44 run win over West Bridgford Legion 90/10, there were three exceptional spells of bowling in the match firstly for Bridgford Dave Long took 6-38 and for Fiskerton Paul Orgill 5-21 and Andy Polkey 4-24 took the honours. It seems to be every week that there is a close finish to a match involving Hucknall 73/10 and again they were on the wrong end of another close defeat as Collingham 78/10 won by just 5 runs Tam Russell Webster 3-17 and 36 & 4-13 from Phil Scott proved the difference this time.