THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 30th AUGUST 2014
Attenborough are crowned Champions as Balderton complete the “Great Escape”
BELL & JEROME DIVISION A
Attenborough 97/0 were crowned champions as they emphatically dismantled West Indian Cavaliers 96/10 who themselves suffer relegation as a result of this loss, the bowling from Andrew Simkiss 6-11 & Stanny Simon 3-25 meant a modest target was required and Tom Murray 53* wasted no time in knocking off the winning runs as the celebrations began. Hucknall 193/10 finish in the runners up position after doing all they could with a comprehensive win over Long Eaton 94/10 they had Lee Smith to thank with 45* as both Marlon Franklin 4-47 & Alan Villiers 4-59 reduced the home side to an average score but as both Adam Scott 4-31 & Robin Maxwell 3-7 tore into the visitors the win was secured. Balderton 177/6 escaped relegation as they gained a losing draw against Nott’s Unity Casuals 233/6 for whom the star of the show for Casuals was Shaharyar Aslam 110 & 3-27 who had support from Abdul Sultan Khan 53* & Ammar Khan 37 in reply Tim Clipsham 74 and 44* from Chris Dobbie saw them gain the priceless bonus points. Gedling Colliery 275/4 with Reece Hayes 110* & Jeff Burton 99 gained a winning draw over Calverton 251/9 this result combined with the Balderton result means Calverton are relegated but they didn’t go down without a fight as Eddy Lee 54, Richard Lee 43, Scott Andrew 40 & Kevin Evans 39 all attempted to guide them to safety. Wollaton 236/10 came away with maximum points when they travelled to Ellerslie 156/10 the losers can be very satisfied though with their final league position of third.
200 DEGREES COFFEE DIVISION B
Collingham 199/9 gained the vital win against champions Belvoir 102/10 as they secured promotion in a dramatic final day and both Alistair Haynes 61 & 6-33 along with David Pipes 3-35 took the plaudits as they return to the top flight. Eastwood also gained a valuable win to escape relegation and in doing so dented the promotion challenge of Thurgarton 114/10 both Shaun Stocks 39 & James Longdon 4-24 will be the toast of the club for a while. West Bridgfordians 109/3 also gained the precious win they required as they defeated already relegated Southwell 106/10 as both Ben Shaw 66 & Chris Watkins 5-21 eased them home. Plumtree 216/7 with Matthew Dring 51 & Robb Tapp 51 had enough runs in the locker as they defeated Bottesford 197/10 for whom Nick Silverwood top scored with 77 as Wasim Rana took 5-66 for the victors. 87 from Andy Leyton steered Kimberley to an impressive 247/6 and then Steve Bennett took 4-24 as Clifton were bowled out for just 125 the two sides meet again next week with Clifton still fighting a relegation battle
ROTHERA DOWSON DIVISION C
Wilsons 178/8 finish in third place with a comfortable win over Thrumpton 129/10 and D Ali starred with the ball taking 5-36.Gotham 166/4 enjoyed an end of season win against Hucknall 165/8 and once again Paul Blatherwick was in the wickets as he took 4-41 in his team’s success. Connor Fleming 42, Joe Caunt 41, Tom Newcombe 36 & 3-44 & Johnathon Williamson 3-19 all produced fine end of season performances as Kirkby Portland 184/ defeated champions Hoveringham 183/10. Wollaton 64/0 emphatically disposed of relegated Newark R & M 61/10 as both Josh Bembridge 3-9 & Nicky Kirkwood 3-21 returned impressive figures.
MILLWARD PRINT DIVISION D
Farndon 58/2 suffered relegation despite an easy win over already relegated Kinoulton with Matt Etherington producing fine figures of 5-27 in the win. West Bridgfordians 225/4 win over Hickling 155/7 ensured their survival the two players taking the honours were John Spragg 67 & Dave Terrill with 51*. Attenborough 171/8 win over Gedling Colliery 152/10 means they have won all fifteen completed games this season and this week a fine 74* from Gordon Airey was the stand out performance and a fine all round effort from Karan Patra 54 & 3-60 was given for Gedling. A low scoring affair saw Beeston & Toton Sycamore 136/10 defeat Bramcote 94/10 in a game where Jason Gericke, Lashaune Weir, Khalid Rehman, Marc Kimber & Mark Spibey all took three wickets apiece. The game between Underwood & Ellerslie became a victim of the week’s rain fall and those points ensure Underwood’s status in the division
STAR FOUNDATION DIVISION E
Sutton Bonnington 198/4 are the divisional champions despite defeat at the hands of Lenton & Willoughby 224/7 although Ross Burns and Dave Appleby hit half centuries it was enough as earlier Jamie Newman had hit a sparkling 85 and Sam Lloyd 49 for the victors. Gedling & Sherwood194/8 finish as runners up with a 17 run win over Calverton 177/8 John Gell finished 51 not out for the victors whilst both Derek Pickering 56 and William Pear 65 batted superbly for Calverton. Despite a convincing win Whatton & Aslockton 110/3 are relegated but at least they went down fighting as they overwhelmed Eastwood 106/10 a fine all round performance from Jamie Lambourne 33 & 3-22 being the highlight. Basford Mill 87/3 strode to easy win over a disappointing Belvoir 86/10 and the result means the sides switch places in the final league table.
TROPHY MASTER DIVISION F
Simon Park 88, James Watterson 45 & Arindun Sood 4-17 all combined together as Caythorpe 182/3 completed a routine victory over Lambley 115/10. Collingham 152/9 ended the season on a high as the pair of Gary Clark 5-34 & Chris Hogg 3-33 bowled them to victory over Kirkby Portland 125/10. Southwell 138/6 enjoyed a first win of the season over East Leake 136/8 as Tom Foster 64 starred for them in what has been a disappointing campaign. Combined performances from Steve Higton 55, John Fletcher 47, Ian Bellamy 51, Steve Dyer 53 & Johnathan Pack 5-44 saw Long Eaton 238/6 inflict a defeat upon Gotham 187/8 for whom a fine 86 from Andrew Robinson was their team highlight.
GB BOOKKEEPING DIVISION G
Walled Khan 3-36 returned the best performance of the day in a very low scoring match as Chilwell 86/4 defeated Bingham 83/10.Newark R & M failed to raise a side in their game against Bottesford to end a miserable season for the club. Wickets fell like clockwork as West Bridgfordians were dismissed for a meagre 47/10 but in reply Kimberley made hard work of the win as they closed on 51/8 the stand out bowling performance coming from Kimberley’s Danny Williams who took 5-9. Chris Kerrison 42* backed up the earlier bowling effort from team mate Dave Gambill 5-38 as Plumtree defeated Flintham 101/10. Matt Alderton hit 48 for Burton Joyce 188/8 and in reply Ravenshead were dismissed for a below par score of 126/10 as Olly Cooper returned figures of 5-27.
JRL ESTATES DIVISION H
Arsalam Mahmud 41, Kamran Rasheed 40 & 3-23, Ariz Raaul 36 & Samir Ahmed 3-8 all starred as Ruddington 201/9 were crowned champions as they defeated Woodborough 121/10. Lloyd Naake hit 49 as Lowdham closed on 173/8 in their final game of the season but it was victory to Beeston & Toton Sycamore 174/5 as Dan Burke also hit an unbeaten 49 in reply for the visitors. West Bridgfordians 114/10 suffered the dreaded relegation drop as they went down to defeat against Thrumpton 219/5 as both James Ayland 64 & Mohamed Aleem 5-28 delivered the final blows to Bridgfordians. Tom Hallsworth hit 41 as West Indian Cavaliers hit 181/10 but they fell ten runs short in reply to the total made by Young Lions 191/ 10 for whom Sanjay Potiwal scored 60 as they took the points.
CARLTON CAR CENTRE DIVISION J
Balderton 234/5 were confirmed as champions as they gained the win they required over Keyworth 167/4 a fine 74* from P Lambert backed up by Brett McNamara 52 & josh Tranter 38 saw them take the title. Gedling Colliery 84/0 take the runners up position as they demolished Basford Mill 83/10 as both Connor O’Brien 4-21 & Matthew Brookes 3-3 returned excellent figures. Hucknall 70/2 finish a point behind in third place as they too had an easy win against Attenborough 68/10 as Nathan Whittamore 4-13 & Ian Dowell 3-12 bowled them to an early finish. 95 from veteran Norman Jowett & 63 from Matt Hanrahan enabled Bramcote 212/6 to gain victory over already relegated Lenton & Willoughby 116/10 who were destroyed by the bowling of Mohammed Luqman who took 6-40. Runs seemed in short supply as Oxton could only muster 80/10 as 13 year old Charlie Creswell 2/3 impressed with the new ball but then Chris Graham 6-29 turned the game on its head as Gedling & Sherwood collapsed to 70/10
KING STONE PRODUCTS DIVISION K
Nas Saleem 74, Hamish Llewelyn 65 & Farhan Saleem 3-28 all performed as Wollaton 179/10 ended the season victoriously as they defeated Radcliffe on Trent 106/10 for whom Josh Mills stood out as he took 5-36. Basford Old Boys 163/10 have had a fine end to the season and this week saw another victory against Clifton 153/9 performing well for Basford were Richard Kelly 46, Paul Stones 3-25 & Bob Johnson 3-18 meanwhile Adam Ross took 6-33 and Craig Fairhall hit an unbeaten 87* for Clifton. Sadly they were the only two games to be played as Underwood, Newark & Cotgrave were unable to raise sides this week.
SIGN SOLOUTIONS DIVISION L
Stapleford 214/7 were confirmed as champions as they crushed Lowdham 22/10 in a one sided contest as Dwayne Buckley 3-13 & Dave Cross 3-9 put Lowdham to the sword. Runners up Thurgarton 215/3 had a similar victory over Kinoulton 78/10 and with performances from Vic Folkes 65, Danny Orwin 76 & Niall Scott 3-14 they at least end the season on a high. Kimberley 127/4 finish third as they took the spoils in a win over Ellerslie 121/8 and Charlie Walters guided them home with 37 not out. Wymeswold slumped to a disappointing 73/10 and Madni 74/4 showed no mercy as they cruised home with Adnan Siddique 4-5 & Itisan Suleman taking 3-14.Belvoir were unable to raise a side in the match against Breaston.
ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE DIVISION M
Mark Child hit 93* for Great Dalby 139/7 as they overcame West Bridgfordians 137/9 for whom Tom Crosland returned figures of 4-23. Sean McGuiness 79, Richard Pinder 43* & Dave Adwick 42 were all in fine scoring form in the win for Farndon 217/4 over Whatton & Aslockton 160/10 for whom Adam Wilson top scored with 70. Gedling Colliery 209/8 completely overpowered Attenborough 71/10 as man of the match Josh Stokes 54 & 4-20 struck in both innings. Poplars 84/10 suffered an end of season defeat as Kirkby Portland 85/6 took the points with Rob Honeyball 42*, Sam Pickering 3-18, James Epton 3-13 & Matt Copeland 3-13 all enjoyed the final day of the season. Tom Hann 45* & 3-33 was the man of the match as champions Ruddington 103/6 ended the season on a high when defeating Eastwood 102/10
NCSL DIVISION N
Caric Fone hit 43 as Old Dalby were tumbled out for only 87 thanks to the bowling trio of Martin Huffer 3-34, Gary Bush 3-29 & Tony Beck 3-5 who struck for Beeston & Toton Sycamore 90/4. Hucknall 143/10 ended the season smiling with an impressive win over Young Lions 39/10 to end a run of narrow losses P Whyley 48, J Hallam 35 & W Spray with 3-11 all performing well. Ed Howick top scored with 43 for Thrumpton as they triumphed in the win over West Bridgford legion 127/8 for who Ryan Robertson hit a fine 55. Ellerslie & Lambley were unable to raise sides this week to end the season on a low note for both sides.