THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 25th June 2016
“Thornhill in 7th Heaven”
Rye Cafe & Bar Division A
Only one match reached a conclusive finish and this entails that Attenborough extend their lead at the top, batting first they were restricted to 130 all out as Allan Villiers took 5-29 but in reply Long Eaton were dismissed for 101 despite a fine 49* from Kagiso Rapaluna as Ben Bhabra 6-19 & Ryan Swiers 3-19 both bowled superbly. Balderton 145-9 and opponents Collingham 60-3 looked set for an exciting finish before the elements forced the abandonment, earlier Dominic Wiffin had hit 42 and Will Cousins took 4-27 as the game reached the halfway point. Wollaton 161-5 were denied victory as the heavy rain forced the game to a halt with Nicky Kirkwood on 55*, they needed just 16 runs to pass the total of 176-10 made by Belvoir earlier in the day in which Greg Oldfield had top scored with 48.
200 Degrees Coffee Division B
Ben Ryder 66*, Ally Pettit 4-21 & Tim Martin 4-31 all played significant parts as West Bridgfordians 110-2 had a resounding win over Eastwood 109-10. R Iqbal with an unbeaten 41* steered Hyson Green CC 118-5 to a fine away win over previous leaders Plumtree 117-6. Attenborough 131-10 are back on top of the division as they came away with maximum points when overcoming hosts Clifton 106-10.Thurgarton were 47-2 in their game against Caythorpe before the heaven’s opened and the match was abandoned.
Rothera Dowson Division C
Ryan Charlesworth 3-16 & Tom Talbot 3-25 were both instrumental in a first win of the season for Bottesford 186-9 as they defeated Thrumpton 93-10. C Brown 3-27 and A Brown 3-38 bowled Wollaton 107-3 to fine away win over near neighbours Bramcote 106-10. With the game between the top two being abandoned Beeston & Toton Sycamore 158-5 took full advantage to take the top spot by just one point as they defeated Gotham 157-9 and the 72 from Andrew Burrell proved to be the match winning innings.
Rex Gooding Division D
Gary Clark 6-19, Harrison Allen 41* and Josh Sugden 38 all helped the cause for Collingham 162-8 in the win over bottom of the table Underwood 67-10. An unbeaten half century from John Gell 50* helped Gedling & Sherwood 127-2 record a fine away win over West Bridgfordians 123-8. Simon Petit 52 and Gareth Hayes 4-27 were the stand out performances from Gedling Colliery 104-3 in an emphatic away win over Ellerslie 101-10. A similar story where Matt Wiin 97* and Peter Playle 44 were in fine form as Hickling 152-1 were convincing away winners this time over Sutton Bonnington 129-10.
Trophy Master Division E
Rajad Mahmood with 5-20 and Mohammed Aleem 3-18 bowled Nott’s Unity Casuals 108-6 to victory as they chased down the total of 105 all out set earlier by opponents Basford Mill. A superb 74* from Matt Evans was the highlight for Newark R & M 173-6 as they defeated Lenton & Willoughby 92-10 and the win moves them into the top four.
GB Bookkeeping Division F
The only game to go the full distance saw East Leake 67-3 victorious over near neighbours Gotham 66 all out and this extends their lead at the top of the table. Only 9 overs play was possible in the game between Kimberley 32-2 & Fiskerton and a mere 8.2 where Burton Joyce 6-0 & Caythorpe were left frustrated by the weather conditions.
BLCS Division G
A Norris 42 C Bennet 37 & G Sutton 32 all figured as Bottesford 161-5 and Lowdham 102-4 were forced to abandon a match that had an exciting finale in store with the final seven overs of play being denied to them. Calverton were 49-1 against Ravenshead when play was abandoned and play never restarted much to the frustration of everyone.
Central College Division H
In a game reduced to 36 overs per side Ben Shepherd top scored with 48 as Attenborough posted 118-9 but S Ross 52* and Josh Tranter 48* saw Balderton 121-1 to a fine away win. A Shaffique 54 and Alex Mowforth 4-11 both starred for Chilwell 160-8 in their away win at Platts Lane over Keyworth 83-10. Stuart Grimley 94 & 2-15 took the honours as Southwell 185-6 were away winners over Gedling & Sherwood 112-9
Carlton Car Centre Division J
Ben Gathercole 46, Sushil Parab 32 & Gaurav Joshi 3-17 all combined forces to set up the victory for Cotgrave 120-10 as they came away winners over West Bridgfordians 63-10 for whom youngster Joe Weaver bowled well taking 3-35. Kashif Sardar 38 & 4-1 starred for Madni 132-5 as they crushed Hoveringham 48-10. An amazing game saw Oxton being dismissed for just 44 as Luc Chignall 3-9 & N Townley 3-11 struck but then Steve Thornhill took 7-10 as Newark R & M were bowled out for only 28 in reply. Clifton 155-9 had the better of affairs as Alam Khan 60, Saqib Shah 53, Haider Ali 3-21 & Kieron Horrey 2-6 all figuring in the home win over Bramcote 99-10. Tony Downie hit 43* as Thurgarton posted 111-6 but league leaders Stapleford 114-3 ground out the win as Alan Pearson with 58* saw them home with three overs to spare.
King Stone Products Division K
Thomas Hann 4-30 and Joe Smith 3-22 bowled Ruddington 115-9 to success with a narrow victory over Poplars 101-10. Wayne Simpson 5-13 and D McDuff 3-17 guided league leaders Basford Old Boys 69-5 to victory over Ellerslie 67-10. G Macdonagh 3-26 & J Booker 3-17 set up the fine away win by Kimberley 103-4 over hosts Lenton & Willoughby 102-10.
Oracle Property Finance Ltd Division L
Naveed Zafar with 36 and 3-21 from Mushtaq Hussain helped Chilwell 98-4 to record a home win over Kirkby Portland 97-5. Farndon 69-6 nervously crossed the winning line as they inflicted a home defeat on Underwood 68-10 in a game when runs proved hard to accumulate. Simon Scott 42 and Charlie Warrington were the star performers for Collingham 92-4 in their home win over Great Dalby 91-9.
Robert Whowell & Partners Division M
In a game reduced to 20 overs per side to generate a game it was Ben Wass 62, David Greaves 33, Will Gent 3-5 & Ben Carr 2-14 that all figured for Old Dalby 148-6 as they defeated Hucknall 97-9 for whom Henry Burton 32 and Michael Coalbrook 2-16 also performed well.
Sign Solutions Division N
Tom Noonan with 4-20 starred with the ball for West Bridgfordians 105-7 as they came away victorious when defeating Lambley 80-10. Dave Walters hit 40 and Rob Rhoades took 3-9 as West Bridgford Legion 125-6 proved too strong for visitors Keyworth 81-10. Fiskerton reached 31-2 before play was abruptly curtailed due to heavy rain in their home match against Nott’s & Arnold.