THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 2nd May 2015
SULTAN & TOWNROE ROLL BACK THE YEARS
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Long Eaton 105-6 made the perfect start to the season with a four wicket win against former premier league side Wollaton 104-10 with the evergreen Alan Villiers 5/28 starring with the ball In what was a very low scoring game. Hucknall 304-7 had to settle for a winning draw as Nott’s Unity Casuals 153-9 held out to frustrate them a fine 81 from Dale Campbell and 56 from Lee Smith were the backbone of Hucknall’s score and were helped by all-rounder Suhail Ahmed with 34* & 4/25. Ali Haynes 94* carried his bat in Collingham’s disappointing total of 134-10 as both Olly Elson 3/15 and Lyndon James 3/17 set up victory for Belvoir 134/4 for whom Greg Oldfield 62* and Jack Copley 32 took the plaudits. Josh Downie 89, Colin Cliff 55 and James Morrow 33* combined for Thurgarton 235-6 declared, but opponents Gedling Colliery were left frustrated as rain at tea scuppered any chance of any further play in the match.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
Wilsons 224-8 made a winning start against relegated Calverton 189-10 with a fantastic spell of bowling from Umar Awan 7/57 enabling them to take maximum points. Continuing from where he left of at the back end of last season Andy Layton 80 was the linchpin of Kimberley’s score of 185-10 but an unbeaten 85 not out from Richard Harrison saw Clifton 191-3 to a comfortable win. Eastwood 254-7 had Jason Wooliscroft 47 and Stuart Hill 79* impress with bat but failed to take wickets as Bottesford 180-4 held out for the draw with Ben Ryder finishing unbeaten on 79. John Sheard finished agonisingly on 99 not out as West Bridgfordians closed on 222-4 and then opponents Wollaton 223-6 took the spoils as the trio of A Kirkwood 61, A Sharma 50 & A Khan 50 enjoyed early season knocks with the bat.
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
A fine 61 from Asif Raq was the cornerstone innings in Thrumpton scoring 252-8 with Steve Wright taking 6/39 as Southwell 191/7 held out for the draw with Alex Rainbow scoring 84. Gotham 152-3 had a comfortable seven wicket win as Bradley North 55* and Paul Blatherwick 4/40 starred as opponents Keyworth were dismissed for 150 with Geoff Tindsley scoring 44. Hucknall 211-7 took maximum points as Max Thompson 76, Pete Hudson 49* and Anthony Freeman 5/57 were all in good early season form in the win over Plumtree 195-10 for whom Nigel Finney 47 and Paul Kelly 4/48 also started the campaign in decent form. Ryan Cape 5/31 and an unbeaten 62 from Joe Caunt enabled Kirkby Portland 119-4 to an emphatic win against Gedling Colliery 118-10. Newly promoted Beeston & Toton Sycamore found life tough as they were restricted to 121-9 and Attenborough 122-5 eased home with 20 overs to spare thanks to Albert Gardiner’s 45.
“FEET” DIVISION D
Gedling & Sherwood 219-5 made a winning start with a fine unbeaten 107 from Zaheer Akhtar as they gained a 33 run success over East Bridgford 186-10 with Oozy Qayyum taking 4/41 with Andy Wright scoring 51 for East Bridgford. Only Matt Wren 54 put up any resistance as Hickling 135-10 were beaten by Bramcote 134-6 who had Sheri Bazmi top scoring with 47. In a tense encounter. Radcliffe on Trent 172-9 just held out in their win over Ellerslie 171-10 for the victors Alex Sowters performance of 32 and five catches behind the stumps was outstanding and other notable performances were from Mark Taylor 4/35, Suman Shrestha 64 and Ollie Taylor 5/41 the latter two being for Ellerslie. A gritty 63 from Ian Huskinson saw West Bridgfordians 157-10 to victory over Newark R & M 136-10 as Seb Hopkins took 5/32 for the victors. Underwood 171-10 had D Patel scoring a fine 85 but Sutton Bonnington 174-6 gained victory with 4 overs to go with 55 from T Berridge.
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
Belvoir 210-5 with John Copley 71 and Matt Harland 64* eased home with two overs to spare as they passed the total of 209-5 set by Collingham who were thankful to Gary Clarke’s 73. Brian Johnson 83* and a fine 76 from Lee Hamilton enabled Lenton & Willoughby to a score of 224-7 in reply Kirkby Portland capitulated to 61-10 with Martin Ware taking 6/20. A classy 79 from Harry Bowley was not enough to stave of defeat as Wymeswold 184-10 were narrowly beaten by Fiskerton 185-8 with Steve Miller 34* guiding them home.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Burton Joyce 186-7 with 61 from Dean Cowdell gained a win over Gotham for whom Ghas Uddin scored 78 and there was also a hat-trick for Muhammad Niazi in his spell of 3/24. George Farrell’s spell of 4/16 was the defining performance as Bingham 144-9 inflicted defeat upon East Leake 120-10. Only Ben Lambourne 35 provided any defiance as Whatton & Aslockton were dismissed for only 95 as the duo of Danny Williams 3/24 and Zain Ramzan 3/11 including a hat-trick lead to an easy win for Kimberley 97-4. An emphatic win for Caythorpe 239-9 was set up by an unbeaten century from Matt Daffin 106* as Calverton crumbled to 111-10 in reply. Plumtree 121-3 took the points in a low scoring match when they dismissed hosts Long Eaton for only 120.
“NCSL” DIVISION G
A thrilling finale and an unbeaten 58 from H Orme saw Flintham 89-8 edge over the winning line in reply to Bottesford’s 88-10 in which S Taylor 6/35 and Patrick Dobb 4/9 starred with the ball. Ruddington 272-7 including 75* from Arslan Mehmud proved far too high a total for West Bridgford Legion 163-8 to chase despite 43 & 3/69 from Fahid Amin. Ravenshead 176-6 with Pete Smith 42 & 3/45, Adrian Sleaford 48 and Dan Fellows 4/49 inspired them to a second league win of the season as they inflicted defeat on Beeston & Toton Sycamore 154-10. Caunton 256-3 with Sam Wagstaff 108 and Stuart Simpson 60 proved far too strong for as the dismissed Southwell for only 128.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Despite 32 & 6/18 from Rav Digwa it was not enough to save Young Lions 144-10 as they fell just short against Lowdham 145-10. A match winning 63* from Paul Wilson guided Woodborough 162-6 in a close win over West Bridgfordians 153-7 who had Stuart Clark also scoring 63. C Finch 3/9, G Wright 4/22 & A Beastall 3/19 combined to dismiss Hyson Green for only 82 and they coasted home with Ross Brown scoring 42*. Gedling Colliery 169-9 started the season with a 21 run over Newark R & M 148-10 despite a 69 from A Parr. Gedling & Sherwood 76-10 struggled as both Tim Clipsham 53* and Luke Endley 4-10 saw Balderton 77-2 coast to victory.
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
An inspired spell of 4/12 from Neil Appadurai saw Chilwell 157-9 to a 39 run win over Cotgrave 120-10. D Parkes 107 & 4/55 and C Parkes 40 steered Bramcote to an easy win over Wollaton 130-8 for whom F Saleem scored nearly half his teams total with 60. James Grenfall 63, Peter Bateman 40 3/42 joined forces as Attenborough 198-9 proved far too strong for Keyworth who were bowled out for 144. A nail biting encounter saw Hoveringham 153-9 edge of the winning line as they passed Thrumpton 152-10 as Nick Walton scored 42 and took 3/35.
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
In the battle of the two Basford sides it was Basford Mill 157-10 taking the spoils as Basford Hall Old Boys 96-10 crumbled the Millers had Chris Hudson in fine form as he scored an impressive 71. Kashif Sardar 136* showed his class as Madni 218-2 made a winning start in the win over Thurgarton 212-6 for whom Anthony Barrowcliffe 106 also scored a century. Promoted Stapleford 204-5 had Peter Huxtable 91, Neil Gelder 5/60 and Josh Buckley 47 & 3/38 all contribute in their victory over Caythorpe 159-9. Manwar Sultan 47 rolled back the years for his new club as Kimberley 189-6 destroyed Chilwell as they were tumbled out for only 56.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
Another player showing that the youngsters do not have it all their own way was Malcolm Townroe 87 as Poplars 207-6 gained the win over Newark R & M 155-8 for whom Reuben Straker scored an unbeaten 72. Ruddington 68-4 easily overcame Kirkby Portland 67-8 as Rob Derry took 3/3 in his nine over spell. Lowdham 122-10 overwhelmed Gedling Colliery who were dismissed for a paltry score of just 32. Ellerslie 161-5 had a convincing 5 wicket win over Radcliffe on Trent 160-10 with U Khalid in fine form with 55* & 4/42. Great Dalby 130-1 made the perfect start to the season with an easy win when they travelled to Breaston 128-10 as M Child finished with 52*.
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
Simon Scott scored a magnicent 115 * as Collingham 222-5 proved too strong for opponents Belvoir 141-6. Despite 72 from George Mussert for Whatton & Aslockton 169-10 it was not enough to stave of defeat as Farndon 170-6 with 50* from David Nixon seeing them home. Sixteen year old Alfie Dunton took 4/9 as Wymeswold 213-6 overpowered Thrumpton 73-10. Attenborough 184-7 destroyed opponents Burton Joyce 64-10 with J Binnie taking 4/12. Chris Sapey 5/23 set up victory for East Bridgford 90-8 as they stumbled across the finishing line after dismissing newcomers Nott’s & Arnold 89-10.
“NCSL DIVISION N”
The battle of the two West Bridgford sides saw Bridgfordians 190-6 overcome neighbours Legion 189-5 with Nasser Hussain 49* & Alex Winiarski 41* rescuing them from what looked like defeat. Joe Gant 47 seemed the only batsman to cope with conditions as he contributed to Old Dalby 119-19 in a close win over Lambley 102-10 who were ripped apart by a superb spell from David Greaves of 7/24. Dave Stansall took 4/17 for Bingham 165-10 as they defeated Sutton Bonnington 100-10. John Wakeling 79* & 3/4 along with Aman Parekh 3-9 gave Ellerslie the spoils as they defeated Beeston & Toton Sycamore 125-9. All round performances from Andy Polkey 29 & 4/25 and Rob Turner 28 & 4/18 proved fruitless as Fiskerton 135-10 failed to chase down Hucknall’s total of 159-10 for whom Matt Fifoot 44 and Andy Wagstaff 41 starred with the willow. League newcomers met where Nott’s & Arnold closed with a respectable score of 170-5 with Andrew Claye 73* but Nottingham Deaf showed no mercy as they passed the total in just 19 overs with an unbeaten 113 from opener Andre Pears.