THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 13th June 2015
Story of the season so far
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Having played a game more than everyone else it is Belvoir (114) who are the early pace setters with Ellerslie (94) & Gedling Colliery (95) close on their heels, it has been an inconsistent start for Hucknall (85) whilst Long Eaton (87) sit fourth ready to mount a challenge in the coming weeks. Collingham (67) & Notts Unity Casuals (65) sit further behind and have been overtaken by Balderton (77) who have a game in hand on every other side and two on the leaders. Thurgarton (71) have had a decent spell of late and Wollaton (50) languish in the relegation zone and they will need to put together some winning performances over the coming weeks to strengthen their position in the division.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
Clifton (140) have made a fantastic start to the season and have opened up a considerable gap on second place Hoveringham (91) with Calverton (88) & Wollaton (84) tucked in behind. West Bridgfordians (80), Hyson Green Carrington (74) & Kimberley (68) fill the mid table places. The bottom three places are filled by Wilsons (59), Eastwood (58) & Bottesford a little way adrift on (38).
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
Plumtree (106) head the table having played one more game than second placed Keyworth (103) with Attenborough (90) in third. Three points the separate Kirkby Portland (82), Gotham (80) & Beeston & Toton Sycamore (79) in a congested mid table scramble. The bottom sides are separated by eighteen points and the next few weeks will go a long way to deciding which teams pull away as Hucknall (63), Thrumpton (53), Southwell (47) & Gedling Colliery (45) all vie for more consistency.
“FEET” DIVISION D
Bramcote (122) have a healthy lead on the chasing pack as Radcliffe on Trent (90), West Bridgfordians (85) & Ellerslie (80) all continue to chase the leaders. Sutton Bonnington (76) & Hickling (64) sit mid table just clear of the bottle neck below them where three teams are separated by just two points as Gedling & Sherwood (59), Underwood (58) & Newark R & M (57) all will be eager to pull away from the drop zone, lastly East Bridgford (42) are rooted to the foot of the table .
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
Lenton & Willoughby (111) are setting a strong pace at the head of the table as neighbours Farndon (99) & Collingham (93) are vying for second place with Belvoir (88) & Notts Unity Casuals (85) in hot pursuit. Eastwood (73) lay sixth while Basford Mill (65) & Kirkby Portland (60) are well clear of the bottom two for whom things look tricky already but someone always seems to put a run together and Fiskerton (44) & Wymeswold (35) will hope this applies to them this season.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Bingham (142) sit proudly at the summit and will hope to cement their position in the coming weeks, with Burton Joyce (115) in second and Plumtree (90) both clear of the mid table jostling, it will be interesting to see who comes out of the pack as Kimberley (77) and Caythorpe (75) head those chasing the top three. Whatton & Aslockton (57), Gotham (53) & Calverton (40) are just clear of the bottom two and with a game in hand East Leake (37) & Long Eaton (34) need to make that game count in order to make the middle part of the season a more favourable one.
“NCSL” DIVISION G
Ruddington (108) top the division which sadly saw Lambley withdraw prior to the season starting this means only one side will be relegated. Caunton (89) & Ravenshead (85) are both within striking distance of the leaders whilst in fourth Southwell (77) consolidate that position 19 points clear of the pack who are headed by Beeston & Toton Sycamore (56). The bottom four are separated by only 12 points and a dog fight is sure to ensue as Flintham (53), West Bridgford Legion (52), Bottesford (43) & Kinoulton (41) all hope for better fortunes over the coming weeks.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Balderton (123), Lowdham (122) & Young Lions (108) are making it one of the most competitive divisions so far this season as they all have made excellent starts. Meanwhile Hucknall (89), Gedling Colliery (72) & Woodborough (68) are all capable of putting a run together to climb the table. With Gedling & Sherwood (59) sitting comfortably in seventh there is a three way tussle to survive as Newark R & M (38), Hyson Green Carrington (26) & West Bridgfordians (20) all making disappointing starts to the season.
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
Attenborough (122) & Chilwell (100) have a healthy lead on the rest of the teams and with the latter having a game in hand the title seems to be already a two horse race. One point separate’s the next three teams with Hoveringham (73), Cotgrave (72) along with Keyworth (72) all hoping for the leaders to come back to the chasing pack. The bottom five teams are also very tightly packed and are headed by Clifton Village (56), Bramcote (55) & Wollaton (54) with Thrumpton (45) & Oxton (43) in the relegation places.
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
Madni (117) top the pile after last week’s win over second place Stapleford (96) and with Caythorpe (90) & Kimberley (89) in close contention and the next few weeks will be very interesting. Thurgarton (79), Lenton Willoughby (71) & Basford Mill (60) make a compact middle of the table whilst Basford Old Boys (46) sit eighth ahead of Underwood (29) in ninth and with Chilwell (-3) still in negative points at the foot of the table they seem destined for the drop already.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
Trying to pick a winner will be hard if results continue in the same fashion in the dog fight that has begun, at the moment Ellerslie (98) lead from Great Dalby (93) with Ruddington (89) in third, a group of three lie in wait behind as Radcliffe on Trent (78),Kirkby Portland (75) & Poplars (75) are ready to pounce. Gedling Colliery (57) & Lowdham (54) are just above the dreaded drop zone which means Breaston (49) along with Newark R & M (36) remain in the bottom two.
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
Attenborough (101) are in pole position as Collingham (92) & Farndon (92) are tied for second place with Belvoir (89) just behind. Wymeswold (82) and newcomers Notts & Arnold (75) are fifth and sixth respectively and close on their tails are Thrumpton (69) & East Bridgford (68). Burton Joyce (40) along with Whatton & Aslockton (39) are the two teams in the frame for the drop at the present time. A factor later in the season may be that some teams could suffer due to having to supply players further up the league pyramid.
“NCSL DIVISION N”
Bingham (108) along with Beeston & Toton Sycamore (107) are in a tussle for supremacy with Nottingham Deaf (88) tied with Old Dalby (88) for third place. Lambley (73) West Bridgfordians (71) & Hucknall (68) lay in mid table positions just ahead of Ellerslie (53) in eighth place. West Bridgford Legion (34), Fiskerton (28), Notts & Arnold (20) and last but not least Sutton Bonnington (-14) are the bottom four teams at present but all have games in hand on most other teams.