THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 9th May 2015
B & T S Last Ball Thriller
Win Lose or Draw.?
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Collingham 198-10 came so very close to defeating Hucknall 132-9 in a thrilling match at Dale Field, Ali Haynes 81 was the mainstay of the home sides innings as Harry Finch and Sohail Ahmed took 3 wickets apiece, in reply Hucknall were ripped apart and at 78-9 the game looked all over but a gutsy 33* from Tim Buckthorpe enabled them to hold out for the draw as David Pipes 3-22, Chad Batty 3-45 & Ali Haynes 3-25 strived to take the final wicket. Ellerslie 72-2 made it two wins on the trot with a comfortable 8 wicket win over Long Eaton 71-10 as Suman Shrestha 31* & 4-5 along with Sunil Shrestha 4-17 put the home side to the sword. Wollaton 238-2 had Will Rattray 61, Andy Kirkwood 52,David Barr 45 & Ian Dodd 35* along with bowler Mustapha Iqbal 4-47 all starring as they proved too strong for newcomers Thurgarton 172-10 for whom James Taylor top scored with 36. Belvoir 149 -10 had Greg Oldfield scoring 42 in what seemed a modest total as Luke Endley took 6-40 for Balderton who then collapsed to 97 all out. A win from the penultimate ball saw Gedling Colliery 123-9 victorious over Nott’s Unity Casuals 122-10 with man of the match Rhys Hayes 38* & 5-35 taking centre stage.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
An emphatic win for West Bridgfordians 62-0 was set up by T Martin 5-23 & A Sheriston 3-13 as they overwhelmed Hyson Green Carrington 60-10. Hoveringham 166-6 opened their season with a win over Wollaton 117-10 with Murray De Banke 5-29 & Sean Polley 52 in fine form. Wickets tumbled as Richard McDermott 6-23 skittled Eastwood out for just 67 and in reply Clifton 68-8 scraped home by two wickets as Luke Esson took 4-29. The games at Wilsons and Bottesford were casualties of the weather.
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
Plumtree 218/10 took maximum points as S James 56, N Finney 53* C Dring 4-43 & C Miles 3-26 all delivered against Thrumpton 149-10 who had A Haq top scoring with 44. A spell from Akif Farooq 4-19 took Attenborough 140-8 to victory over Gotham 79-10 for whom earlier Rob Goddard 4-26 & Paul Blatherwick 4-19 had taken very respectable figures. Ian Graham certainly enjoyed his day as he scored a fine 119 and followed it up with 5-31 as Keyworth 273-7 overpowered Gedling Colliery 102-10. One ball to be bowled and still 3 results were attainable as Beeston & Toton Sycamore 113-9 came out winners against Southwell 112-7 in a thrilling match.
“FEET” DIVISION D
A match winning 62* from Ahmed Yousafz1 took West Bridgfordians 161-4 to victory as they defeated Sutton Bonnington 158-7 who had J Wilks top scoring with 59. An excellent 106 from Mohammed Akeel in Radcliffe on Trent’s 220-9 was the stand out performance as they inflicted defeat upon Ellerslie 166-8 who had Alan Lewis scoring 53. A close finish at Bridegate Lane saw the home side Hickling 147-7 edge over the winning line against Newark R & M 145-10 for whom Carl Squires scored an impressive 59. Warren Hepples 3-9 took a hat-trick but it was not enough as Bramcote 144-9 gained a narrow 6 run win over East Bridgford 138-8. The game at Underwood fell foul of the weather.
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
Eastwood 161-10 had Andrew Pearson 49 to thank in their victory over Lenton & Willoughby 133-10 for whom Rizwan Ahmed hit 49. Martyn Hill 76, James O’ Leary 67 & 3-30 and Adrian Kitchen 7-34 all vied for the man of the match award as Farndon 191-10 defeated near neighbours Collingham 116-10. Sam Penfold 47 and 4-19 from Fraser Fentem squeezed Belvoir to a narrow win over Basford Mill for whom Gavin Huskinson took 4-44. A low scoring affair saw Nott’s Unity Casuals 126-8 grind out a win over Wymeswold 123-10 and were thanking Hamza Khan 25 & 4-7 for his efforts in the success. The game at Nuncargate between Kirkby Portland & Fiskerton saw no play due to the weather conditions.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Runs seemed hard to come by as Bingham 116-8 defeated Caythorpe 115-8 and Bingham’s James O’Connor took 4-30 in the win. In yet another game where batsmen struggled Ken Carter took 4-17 as Plumtree 100-10 defeated East Leake 86-10. Shaz Azaz Ahktar 59 & Irfan Niazi 44 set up victory for Gotham 209-8 over Calverton 164-9. Ben Lambourne’s best efforts of 36 & 3-20 were not enough to save Whatton & Aslockton 87-10 fell to defeat against Burton Joyce 88-9. Kimberley’s game also became a victim of the weather sadly.
“NCSL” DIVISION G
Matt Isherwood 90 & Hugo Orme 50* inspired Flintham 203-5 to an easy win over Kinoulton 82-10. Danny Burke tore into the opposition as West Bridgford Legion were bowled out for just 44 and Beeston & Toton Sycamore 45/2 duly ran out easy winners. Y Khan’s spell of 5-32 proved decisive as Ruddington 122-6 gained the win over Southwell for whom Nathan Burton 48 & 4-24 performed very well indeed. Ravenshead 82-5 early season form continues as they again gained victory this time over Bottesford 80-9 as batsmen on both side struggled with the bat.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Chris Plum 5-23 took the headlines as Newark R & M 176-6 easily disposed of visitors Hyson Green Carrington 85-10. Ravi Digwa 47 & 3-20 along with Ravi Potiwal 54 combined for Young Lions 118-4 in the win over Gedling Colliery 114-10. Paul Wilson 88 could only watch as Woodborough were dismissed for 128 and then John Noall took the headlines with a magnificent 102 * as Lowdham 129-0 cruised home. Josh Tranter took 4-44 as Balderton secured the win over Hucknall 147-10 who had Jack Fearn also taking 4-44. Naz Hussain 57 top scored as West Bridgfordians could only muster a below par 96-10 and Gedling & Sherwood 98-2 cruised home by 8 wickets.
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
A match winning 62 from Chris Cupit saw Hoveringham 178-7 to victory over Wollaton 122-10 who had Nas Saleem taking 4-30. Peter Bateman 74, Alan Moss 57, Sam Beastall 34 & Callum Turney all produced fine efforts as Attenborough 210-9 crushed a below par Bramcote 53-10. Josh Armstrong scored 63 as Oxton 135-10 suffered defeat at the hands of visitors Chilwell 136-7 with Bilal Arip 58* at the finish. Runs once again in short supply saw Keyworth 130-7 run out victors over Clifton 100-10. The game at Cotgrave Welfare was one more to add to those rain abandoned matches with no action taking place.
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
Pete Mansfield 73, Simon Park 49, Steve Truman 49 and youngster Ben Smith 3-36 all joined forces as Caythorpe 226-7 took the win over Keyworth 166-7 who had A Kumar 67, Tony Downie 55 & N Smith 4-44 all in decent early season form. Charlie Walters 32* guided Kimberley 115-8 to a tight victory over Lenton & Willoughby 114-8 in one of the days many close encounters. The Madni bowling duo of Kaleem Mohammed 3-20 and fifteen year old Hanzilla Siddique 3-8 were the main factors as Madni 116-8 closed out on victory over Underwood 115-10. Matches at Both Basford Mill and Chilwell were abandoned without a ball being bowled at either game.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
A gritty 44* from Connor Fleming along with 5-12 from Lewis Radford saw Kirkby Portland to a tied game against Ellerslie for whom Carter Benson scored 38*. Riley Cliff heaped misery upon the Newark R & M batsmen as they were humbled in scoring just 29 all out and Ruddington took just 27 deliveries to score 30-0 at the close. Breaston recorded the win by scoring 123-7 as they passed Lowdham’s total of 119-10
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
Carl Knight 49, James Binnie 4-12 & Lakshay Sharma all produced match winning performances in Attenborough’s 151-6 win over East Bridgford for whom Chris Fowkes top scored with 62. Club stalwart Mark Ebb ensured Belvoir 115-2 travelled home victorious in defeating Whatton & Aslockton 111-6. M Frost 71 & J Rai 5-3 performed with distinction but it was not enough as Burton Joyce 156-10 failed by ten runs to overhaul Collingham 166-10. For the second week in a row Phil Parkes 5-34 grabbed the headlines but alas in vain as Nott’s & Arnold 158-10 ran out victors over Wymeswold 91-10.
“NCSL DIVISION N”
West Bridgfordians 125-5 defeated Ellerslie 100-9 thanks to David Snowdon 35, Neil Dudley 3-22 and youngsters Will Cherry 34 & James Flint 3-17. Beeston & Toton Sycamore duo of Rob Henderson 4-13 & Ved Parkash heaped misery upon Nott’s & Arnold as they were skittled out for only 49 and in reply Beeston & Toton Sycamore made easy work in chasing the total closing on 52-0. A 26 run last wicket partnership saw Fiskerton 88-9 edge to the win over Lambley 87-10. Nottingham Deaf 74-2 secured their second win on the trot as Liam Savage 26* & 3-18 and Ravi Honda 4-7 starring as the beat West Bridgford Legion 73-10.