THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 8th August 2015
Carter, Adwick & Arthur join the 150 Club
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Notts Unity Casuals 126-7 eased a few relegation worries after a nervous three wicket win away at Thurgarton 125-10 as both Ajaz Riaz 48 and Zahid Ahmed 4-23 delivered when it mattered most. Balderton 179-3 keep on the heels of the leaders as Luke Endley 71 & 4-39, David Makey 57 and Harry Capstick 4-83 were all in fine form in the win over Long Eaton 178-10 for whom Andy Edge hit 68. Collingham 100-10 slip back into relegation trouble after an eight wicket defeat away at Ellerslie 101-2 where Olly Taylor took 6-28 and then Hamish Moore 48|* & John Wakeling 37 * polished things off. Hucknall 175-4 remain on course for the title with a win over former leaders Gedling Colliery 171-10 and once again starring was Dale Campbell with 65 and skipper Robin Maxwell hitting 59. Wollaton 298-5 had a morale boosting win over Belvoir 100-10 with Matt Schofield 84, David Barr 73 and then Tom Naylor then destroyed the opposition taking 7-22.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
Wollaton 199-2 took a giant stride to ease worries of the drop when overcoming Wilsons 197-10 as both Daniel Andrews 79 & Hamish Llewelyn 53 were in fine form. Hassan Chaudhry 47, Danny Williams 38 & Daniel Blatherwick 57 guided Kimberley to an impressive 235-9 but were outshone by a Calverton side who closed on 239-7 with ten balls to spare thanks to Darren Wright 106, Kyle Welch 38*, Billy Armstrong 4-60 and Brinsley Kirkham 41* & 3-61. A defining 54 from U Zamman consolidates Hyson Green Carrington’s place in the promotion hunt as they finished on 122-5 in passing Eastwood’s score of 118-10 and this loss keeps them in the bottom two. Excellent performances from Nicholas Silverwood 104, Harry Webster 74, Leslie Fazackerley 4-47 & Daniel Barratt 3-36 saw Bottesford 255-6 gain an emphatic win over Clifton 117-10 but still sees them rooted to the foot of the table. West Bridgfordians 223-9 gained a winning draw over table toppers Hoveringham 205-9 in a game of real excitement, the bowling from Chris Cupit 5-76 for Hoveringham and Kulvern Kandola 4-45 & Alistair Petit 4-53 for Bridgfordians are all worthy of note.
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
Asif Haq hit 85 and Joe Richardson took 4-23 as Thrumpton 232-7 defeated Hucknall 189-10 to keep the losers in relegation trouble. A similar situation arose after Gedling Colliery 171-10 were defeated by Gotham 175-4 as Rob Goddard 4-61, Jez Hale 4-56, Paul Blatherwick 61 & Steve Howarth 57 all starred and the bottom two meet next week in match neither side can afford to lose. 63 from Andrew Burrell looks to have guaranteed Beeston & Toton Sycamore’s safety as they posted 199-10 and then bowled out opponents Keyworth for just 100-10. Plumtree 334-4 stay top with a winning draw over Southwell 172-5 a brilliant 150 * from Stanley Carter being the stand out innings of the day. Hot on the heels of the leaders remain Attenborough 233-9 as Chris Allcoat 78 & 3-28 delivered although Kirkby Portland 157-9 held out for the draw thanks to 61 from Robbie Britton and 6-46 from Ashley Severn.
“FEET” DIVISION D
Dom Evans with 4-24 helped West Bridgfordians 131-3 to a comfortable win over Hickling 130-10 to keep them in the promotion hunt. Meanwhile Ellerslie 178-10 suffered a blow to their own promotion chances going down to defeat against Gedling & Sherwood 182-2 for whom Mohammed Akeel 68 & 3-23, Steve Carmody 67 and Ahsan Raja 4-50 all played their part in the win. 52* from James Evans was not enough to save Newark R & M 103-10 from another defeat as C Jones 4-20 & S Mills 4-30 bowled Radcliffe on Trent 104-6 to victory. Bramcote 185-9 remain top after Norman Jowett 56 & Khalid Rehman 5-31 took them a step nearer promotion when defeating Sutton Bonnington 130-10. East Bridgford 118-4 leapfrog Underwood 115-10 in the table as Glen Willis hit 55 and Ryan Stahlberger took 4-28 in the relegation battle.
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
H Asif 5-35 & T J Singh 4-54 bowled Notts Unity Casuals 136-10 to a narrow four run win over Basford Mill 132-10 for whom T Bosworth took 4-24. Collingham 152-10 move into third place with a convincing win over lowly Eastwood 88-10 as Taylor Bowers returned figures of 3-18. Fiskerton 269-8 caused a major upset and dented the promotion hopes of Lenton & Willoughby 203-10 in the process as Max Danby 89, Joe Cope 65 and skipper David Hedge 5-33 all performed heroics to give the a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with three games to go. Farndon 307-4 took another giant stride to promotion with a win over fellow contenders Belvoir 219-10 as Dave Adwick 163* Martyn Hill 93 & K Logan 5-63 all made huge contributions. Wymeswold 207-9 helped themselves out of the bottom two with a win over Kirkby Portland 146-10 with Rob Pitman 50, Russ Pitman 40 and James Olsson 4-34 all figuring in the match highlights.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Jamie Coupland 56 & Mark Bashford 4-25 took East Leake 215-6 to a win over relegation threatened Gotham 116-10. In a game which ran true to form Plumtree 148-1 ran out easy winners over mid table Kimberley 147-10 with Justin Stockdale hitting an unbeaten 97 for the winners and keep them in second position. Top met bottom and a convincing win takes Bingham 257-2 closer to honours as they overwhelmed Calverton 120-10 with James Bateman 133, Ian Flood 97 and James O’Connor 4-30 doing the damage. Liam Hartley 93, Darren Smith 53, Matt Alderson 43 & Oliver Cooper 6-51 all figured as Burton Joyce 251-5 crushed Caythorpe 127-10. Ben Lambourne 55* continued his recent run of good form as he steered Whatton & Aslockton 155-4 to the win as they came away victorious over Long Eaton 151-4.
“NCSL” DIVISION G
Ruddington 161-7 kept both title and promotion hopes alive with a nervy 3 wicket win over Bottesford 158-10 as Adil Khan hit 87 for the winners. 48 from Sam Harding proved decisive as Ravenshead 148-10 recorded a 48 run win over West Bridgford Legion 104-10. Johnathan Arthur 159* took centre stage as Flintham 300-2 defeated Beeston & Toton Sycamore 211-3 for whom Jamie Bowns was also a centurion finishing 100* the match was also noted for a fantastic piece of sportsmanship from the winners in supplying a twelfth man to Beeston after only five overs due to an injury. Craig Jewett 125 & Simon Potter 5-24 helped keep Caunton 269-6 in touch with the leaders as they overcame a spirited Kinoulton side who fell short being bowled out for 149-10.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Lowdham 180-10 stay top of the division with a well-constructed win over West Bridgfordians 90-10 as John Noall 88-& 3-19 proved the match winner despite a fine 5-50 from Eathan Brookes for the side from Stamford Road. Qaasim Khan 5-45 helped Hyson Green Carrington to a comfortable win over Gedling & Sherwood 153-10. B Johnson hit a fine 102 as Woodborough posted 164-10 but A Potiwal hit an unbeaten 83* as Young Lions 167-2 cruised to victory to keep the pressure on the leaders. Balderton 170-3 lie in wait in third place with a 7 wicket away win over Gedling Colliery 169-9 as both Pete Lambert 49 and Sam Ross 48 were in good end of season form. Newark R & M 76-10 look set for the drop after another defeat this time at the hands of Hucknall 196-5 for whom Ross Brown hit a fine 101
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
Paul McMillan took 5-20 as Clifton 69-1 brushed aside a well below effort from Chilwell who were dismissed for just 68 earlier in the afternoon’s proceedings. Keyworth 175-5 defeated Wollaton 172-10 with five overs to spare to see them still lie in second position. Rob Allison hit 68 as Bramcote posted 246-4 and opponents Hoveringham fell well short when being bowled out for 127-10. Congratulations on securing promotion go to Attenborough 218-4 as they came away with yet another victory this time over Thrumpton 214-5 and Gordon Airey 83 & Peter Bateman 51 were the run makers who helped the celebrations begin. Richard Wells scored a match winning 80 as Cotgrave Welfare 188-10 took the spoils over Oxton 69-10 to keep them well and truly in the dog fight for survival
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
Thurgarton 73-2 inflicted defeat upon Underwood 71-10 as the trap door opens a little wider after this defeat and with three games to go they will surely need to win at least two of those games. S Park hit a superb 118 as Caythorpe 235-6 defeated Basford Old Boys 175-7 and this loss also keeps the nerves jangling for they are only 14 points clear of trouble themselves. Adnan Siddique took 6-19 as Madni 82-1 took a step closer to promotion with an emphatic win over Lenton & Willoughby 88-10. Stapleford took 20 points as their game with Kimberley did not take place due to a side not being able to be raised. Chilwell 179-10 recorded a win over Basford Mill 163-10 thanks to a fine 106 from Junaid Khalid sadly though results at other games means they are now relegated.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
Newark R & M were relegated after failing to raise a side in their match against Kirkby Portland thus helping to ease the Nuncargate side’s relegation worries. Also helping their own cause in the battle to beat the drop were Lowdham 306-6 with M Naylor hitting 82 in a high scoring win over Great Dalby 231-10. Ellerslie 119-6 remain top with a four wicket win over Breaston 118-10 where runs seemed very hard to accumulate. Second place now belongs to Ruddington 110-10 as they switch places after a thirteen run win over Poplars 97-10 the game was decided after the dismissal of Nazakat Ali 58 and the star for Ruddington was Willis Cliff who took 5-41.
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
Gareth Carrol 69 & Ameer Shah 4-22 were the stand out performers as East Bridgford 187-10 inflicted defeat upon Belvoir 117-6. John Curtis with 80 helped cement Farndon’s position at the summit as they closed on 173-2 in passing the total made by visiting Wymeswold 169-5 for whom Pete Shaw had earlier hit 81. Simon Scott hit a glorious 129 as Collingham posted 229-5 but Attenborough 231-4 took the points with an over to spare with an unbeaten 95* from Josh Knight to overtake their opponents into second place in the table. Jake Squires 50 top scored for Thrumpton 150-7 but 91* from Jack Coles saw Whatton & Aslockton claim victory closing on 151-3. Burton Joyce could not raise a side and in doing so gave maximum points to Notts & Arnold.
“NCSL DIVISION N”
Brent Cox with 47 helped Bingham 163-4 to a win over West Bridgford Legion 162-8 for whom Robin Whitehead had earlier hit 59. A Spell of 4-10 from John Whyley keeps Hucknall’s 185-7 promotion hopes alive as they bowled Lambley out for just 80-10 thus virtually ending their opponents own chances in the process. The trio of Andre Pears 68, Liam Savage 4-45 & Jordan Slater 4-21 helped Nottingham Deaf to record a win over Fiskerton 154-10. Old Dalby 168-7 remain top with a narrow three wicket win away at Notts & Arnold 167-9.