THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 1st August 2015
Campbell’s whirlwind takes Hucknall closer to the title as the rain hits Nottinghamshire
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Ali Haynes performances of 91 & 3-31 proved to be the match winner as Collingham 161-2 gained a valuable win over fellow relegation threatened Wollaton 160-10 with Olly Dyson also scoring 54 to ease the winner’s worries. Hucknall 202-3 pulled of a miraculous victory as they defeated closest rivals Ellerslie 201-10 earlier Hamish Moore had top scored with 51 but in the second innings Dale Campbell blasted 128 from 66 balls including 16 fours and four sixes to now make Hucknall firm favourites for the title. Belvoir 200-6 took another step closer to securing divisional safety with a home win over Thurgarton 199-10 as Greg Oldfield hit 100* and Joe Bottomley took 3-41 for the winners. Duncan McKeown hit a superb 90 as Gedling Colliery closed on 239-5 and with Balderton on 5-2 the game was abandoned due to the weather.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
Sagheer Akhter 55 top scored for Hyson Green Carrington 204-9 as Benjamin Crouch 5-59 & Danny Williams 3-46 bowled very well for the visitors Kimberley 29-1 in another game where the weather forced an early end to proceedings. James Wooliscroft 66* top scored as Eastwood posted 256-6 and A Pettit was on 79* in reply as the game was abandoned with West Bridgfordians on 145-3. James Ward scored an excellent 100 as Bottesford 270-5 travelled to table toppers Hoveringham but were left frustrated as the game ended with home side on 52-1. Clifton 236-8 had Amir Khan top scoring with 90 and at 52-0 Wollaton looked set to mount a decent effort in backing up the bowling from Callum Brown 4-49. Z Ahmed 105 & S Ahmed 67 were the high scorers for Wilsons 303-5 in yet another game where weather intervened with Calverton on 31-2.
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
Thrumpton 223-9 had Amir Waheed 67 & Greg Pick 4-51 putting them in the driving seat as Gedling Colliery were reduced to 103-6 as the game was subsequently then abandoned. Ian Graham 82 helped Keyworth to 159-10 and with Southwell at 119-9 with defeat staring them in their face the rain prevented any further play although at least Charlie Ogrizovic 54 will have enjoyed his day. Steve James 80, Louis Bhabra 68, Dave Gamble 5-47 & Callum Dring 3-59 all helped Plumtree 227-8 to the win over Gotham 177-10 for whom Paul Blatherwick starred with 41 & 6-80. Al Moss 86* & James Hallam 4-48 proved to be match winners as Attenborough 168-4 raced to the win over Hucknall 165-10. Kirkby Portland 237-7 had Joe Caunt top scoring with 47 and with Beeston & Toton 126-3 the game was perfectly poised until the dreaded rain took hold denying Andy Burrell 53* any further glory.
“FEET” DIVISION D
Tom Chamberlain hit 58* as Bramcote posted 222-6 and in reply West Bridgfordians had reached 59-0 when like most game in area it was forced to be abandoned. Radcliffe on Trent 181-6 took the spoils with a win over neighbours Gedling & Sherwood 144-10 and the players doing the damage were Tom Booth 49, Alex Sowter 32* & Simon Ward 3-18. Newark R & M 184-9 with James Evans 56 & Matt Evans 39 were left frustrated as weather claimed yet another abandonment as East Bridgford reached 49-2. Daniel Hammond 30*, David Perry 40, Usman Aziz 3-24 & Eddy George 3-11 all assisted Ellerslie 93-2 to a maximum points in their win over Sutton Bonnington 90-10. P Bharbra hit 52 as Hickling 157-8 over ran a depleted Underwood side who were bowled out for just 23-10 M Playle 5-11 & M Robinson 3-12 doing the damage
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
Alan Pearson took 4-30 to reduce Notts Unity Casuals to 72-10 but with Eastwood at 1-1 the game was called of leaving both teams frustrated. Lee Harrison hit 102 and Brian Johnson 54 as Lenton Willoughby compiled 246-4 and looked set for the win over Collingham 87-4 until the rain came. Fiskerton amassed 282-4 with David Hedge 115, Joe Cope 88 & Dan Collington 46* all enjoying the early part of the afternoon and in reply Belvoir reached 33-2 before play was halted. Not for the first time this season it was an all-round solid team performance that saw Farndon 273-10 gain another win after M Hill 52, D Hubbard 46, A Duckmanton 53, J Lam 39 & M Everington 6-25 had all chipped in whilst R King took 4-50 for Kirkby Portland who were then dismissed for just 130-10. T Labrooy 35 & 5-16 was the man of the match as Wymeswold 69-1 returned home with the win over Basford Mill 67-10.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Stanley Carter 112 along with Rob Tapp 61* were backed up by bowling team mates L Jandu 4-21 and J Huscroft 3-51 as Plumtree 252-3 had a convincing win over Gotham 132-10. Bingham 204-7 had L Flood top scoring with 63 and R Shipman hitting 47 but with Kimberley at 39-0 the game which seemed to be going to be a nail biter became yet another victim of the weather. In a low scoring game it was the 40 made by Dominic Chambers and the 32 from Alex White that stood out as Whatton & Aslockton 156-8 scraped home against Caythorpe 154-9. Ashley Mace top scored with 65 in East Leake’s total of 150-9 and the rain denied Burton Joyce 28-1 of any chance in winning the encounter. Steve Higton 56 & Tony Cuthbert 52 helped Long Eaton to a score of 174-6 and you have to feel a little aggrieved for Derek Pickering 70 as his Calverton side were 103-4 after just 16 overs in the run chase
“NCSL” DIVISION G
Bottesford 235-4 will feel the gods were against them as they had Southwell 101-8 and on the ropes until the heavens opened earlier D Robinson 73, A Norris 52, R Charlesworth 40 & 3-15 had put them in complete control. Ben Limb 49 and 4-14 along with Adam France 41* eased Kinoulton 159-6 to a victory over Beeston & Toton Sycamore 127-10. Kamran Rasheed hit a fine 89* as Ruddington posted 267-5 but at tea the weather denied Flintham any chance of making a reply. Jamie Macintyre 81 was the pick of the batsmen as Caunton 239-8 held all the cards until rain fell with Ravenshead struggling on 67-5.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Dave Rippey 59* & Andy Seager 57 helped Lowdham to a total of 210-7 and Hucknall 24-1 were cut short by the rain in attempting to chase the total down. Amaad Jalil took 5-25 and Awais Akhtar hit 50* as Hyson Green Carrington 110-2 swept to an easy win over West Bridgfordians 109-10. Woodborough amassed 340-3 with Ben Johnson 180* and Paul Wilson 102 and in reply Newark R & M reached 31-1 before the rain appeared. Young Lions had posted 176-10 and had opponents Balderton 90-3 at the halfway stage before play was abandoned. Alex Demo hit 61 and Lee Gommersall 86 as Gedling Colliery 238-6 inflicted a 54 run defeat on Gedling & Sherwood for whom at least Rob Sin 50 and Haider Khan 49 & 3-49 made valuable contributions.
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
The weather ended any hope of an exciting finish as Chilwell were 90-2 in reply to Bramcote’s 241-7 which included 86 from Ruwan Ranaweera. Hoveringham 77-1 coasted to an easy win over Oxton 76-10 with Rashid Akhtar taking 3-31. Attenborough 203-6 were left frustrated as their game was abandoned with Cotgrave being reduced to 60-6 as Sam Henson had taken 3-12 for Attenborough. No team can feel as frustrated this weekend more than Clifton 231-5 as they had opponents Wollaton hanging on by their fingertips at 90-9 before the rain came and with Saqib Shah scoring 79 for them they were left rue the bad weather. Thrumpton posted 146-10 were on the verge of victory as they reduced the home side to 87-8 but a fantastic 52* from Ian Kitchenson guided Keyworth 148-8 to a superb win.
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
Josh Fraser hit a fine 73 as Kimberley 162-7 travelled to Caythorpe 49-0 for whom the evergreen Ian Hart toiled away taking 3-56. Underwood were unable to raise a side this weekend which meant Basford Mill could claim maximum points in a weekend of abandonments. Donald McDuff 3-56 & Nick Briggs 3-38 reduced Thurgarton to 169-7 and Basford Old Boys were 34-0 as the game became one of many to suffer from the great british weather. Majid Khan 114* and 4-20 from Kaleem Mohammed helped Madni 296-2 take a step closer to securing the title as Chilwell slumped to 81-10. As the rain fell and with the game well and truly in the balance Stapleford 142-10 fell further behind the leaders as opponents Lenton & Willoughby were at 45-3 when play finally stopped.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
Harry Wells 59* & Steve Harrison 4-9 delivered the blows as Great Dalby 85-1 came away with an easy win over Newark R & M 80-10. Anathan Sivayoganathan hit 53 but the rain saved Ellerslie 134-9 from what seemed certain defeat in reply to Gedling Colliery’s total of 202-8 in which Sam Pallister 67 & Matt Brooks 53 starred with the bat. Willis Cliff took 4-25 and a rapid 44* from Tom Hann helped Ruddington 71-0 to an easy win over Lowdham 69-10. With just 2 deliveries left in their innings Breaston 199-4 were to discover that they did not attain any bonus points due to the innings not being completed and the match against Kirkby Portland was abandoned. Radcliffe on Trent could not raise a side against visiting side Poplars.
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
Shaz Butt 73*, Ian White 40 & Alan Goode 33 helped Farndon to a total of 224-5 and Attenborough were 36-0 before the game was abandoned. Pete Shaw 46, Andy Matthews 48* & Kieran James Olsson (15 years) 3-18 were the headline makers for Wymeswold 135-1 in their win over Burton Joyce 134-7. Jack Cole 76 & 4-37 took centre stage as Whatton & Aslockton 119-6 defeated East Bridgford 113-10. Andy Cousins 49 helped Collingham 193-2 to an impressive away win over Thrumpton 192-10. Another game where no finish was possible saw Belvoir 21-0 in reply to Notts & Arnold 274-10.
“NCSL DIVISION N”
Steve Hopkinson hit 35 as West Bridgford Legion 99-2 ran out easy winners over Fiskerton 96-10. League leaders Old Dalby 312-9 had yet another crushing win this time over Nottingham deaf 189-10 and with Alistair Fell 138*, Ben Wass 86 & David Greaves 4-21 all making significant contributions they now look to press on and take the title. Bingham 112-6 stay in touch with the leaders thanks to a fine 47 from Roger Newport and 3-34 from youngster Louis Hartland as they defeated Beeston & Toton Sycamore 111-8 for whom David Hoon took 5-19. Henry Burton hit 42 and Ian Dowell returned figures of 4-11 as Hucknall 126-3 defeated Notts & Arnold 125-10.