THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 6th August 2016
“ Noall, O’Brien & Stuurman all in 7th Heaven”
Rye Cafe & Bar Division A
Attenborough 291-8 took a massive step towards gaining the title after dismantling visitors Belvoir 95-10 with Chris Allcoat hitting a glorious 126* backed up by 45 & 4-25 from Ben Bhabra. Chris Dobbie 62*,Tim Clipsham 60, Chris Morris 40 & Glenton Anric Stuurman taking 7-40 this ensured it was a good day at the office for Balderton 285-8 in their home win over Long Eaton 150-10 for whom Josh Buckley top scored with 42. Ellerslie 210-6 took maximum points as Nick Hobbs 77*, Oli Taylor 43 & 4-59 and Dan Footitt 4-51 all combined in the win over Hoveringham 206-10 and despite 63 from Richard Coleman plus 52 by Daniel North it meant relegation for last year’s Division B champions. Wollaton 260-6 with performances from David Barr 104, Tim Young 57, James Cox 4-51, Mustafa Iqbal 3-38 & Tom Naylor 3-57 move into second position after overcoming Collingham 197-10 who had Will Cousins scoring 46. Hyson Green CC amassed 372-8 in their winning draw over Gedling Colliery 200-6 with Hasnain Nasir 89, Asif Haq 80 & Zahir Ahmed 53 all in great form with the bat.
200 Degrees Coffee Division B
A spell of 4-53 from Danny Williams and 58 from Andy Layton ensured an away victory for Kimberley 159-7 over near neighbours Eastwood 158-10. S James 77 & S Basmi 62 helped Plumtree 246-7 gain a winning draw over Caythorpe who held on at the death finishing on 172-9. Attenborough 230-7 also gained an away winning draw over Thurgarton 161-8 with Arjun Sandhu taking 4-35 whilst the hosts had Colin Cliff 57 & Aaron Singh 4-65 fighting the cause. Ben Ryder 84* & Andrew Sharpe 65 gave West Bridgfordians 203-8 the upper hand as they came away victorious defeating Calverton 206-10. Shaharyar Aslam 49, Muhmmad Ihtsham 45 & Asim Wahid 45* all figured in the win for Nott’s Unity Casuals 222-8 as they ran out easy winners over Clifton 88-10.
Rothera Dowson Division C
A quartet of fine performances from Rob Goddard 99*, Steve Howarth 50, Jeremy Hale 5- 69 & Paul Blatherwick 3-39 gave Gotham 194-2 a comfortable away win over Thrumpton 193-10 for whom Joe Richardson top scored with 55. An unbeaten 57 from D Allen guided Bottesford 193-7 to an excellent away win over Bramcote 192-8. Alex Rainbow 61, Joe Fryer 51 and a fine 6-18 from Steve Wright gave Southwell 209-7 a vital home win over Radcliffe on Trent 84-10 to keep the pressure on the leaders. Kirkby Portland 174 -10 grabbed a vital twelve run win thanks to Brett Jones 68, Joe Caunt 6-16 & John Williamson 3-33 as they defeated Keyworth 162-10 for whom the trio of Rob Baker 6-73, Paul Newell 4-52 and Dhruv Shahi with 59 had performed creditably in a thrilling game. Andy Bailey 121, Hamish Llewelyn 106* & Sunil Sharma 5-38 all helped Wollaton 288-4 dominate proceeding as they defeated Beeston & Toton Sycamore 99-10.
Rex Gooding Division D
Gary Clark 61 and 52 from Jonathan Todd enabled Collingham 224-10 to take victory at home when defeating Hickling 167-8 for whom Ian Fisher 42 & 4-40 and Tom Spawton 4-66 gave excellent performances. Jon Sheard 110* & 3-19 was the stand out performer for West Bridgfordians 201-6 in their home win over Ellerslie 192-10 with Ryan Duggan contributing 65. The title race was thrown wide open thanks to superb spell by Conor O’Brien 7-35 as Gedling Colliery 169-10 defeated former leaders Gedling & Sherwood 105-10. Farndon 280-5 remain in touch as Martyn Hill hit 114 and Mark Everington took 4-61 as they defeated Underwood 199-9 who had fighting displays from B Brown 49, T Chalkley 62 & M Holmes 50. Anthony Freeman with an unbeaten 44* guided Hucknall 127-4 to the top of the table in their away against Sutton Bonnington 123-10.
Trophy Master Division E
Despite 51 from Jeremy Cruse East Bridgford 148-10 fell to a narrow seven run defeat against Nott’s Unity Casuals 155-9 as match winner T Singh struck taking 5-35. Bingham 93-3 ran out easy winners as I Flood 46* & C Good 5-10 starred in the home win over Basford Mill 92-10. Oli Raynor 80, Satchen Menon 57 & Jamie Huscroft 5-56 all helped in the away win for Plumtree 177-2 as they ran away with things against Belvoir 174-10. An unbeaten 49* from Joe Murphy was the highlight in Newark R & M’s win after posting 191-7 they then bowled out hosts Kirkby Portland out for 141 in reply. Eastwood conceded the fixture away at Lenton & Willoughby.
GB Bookkeeping Division F
James Kirkham 5-27, Max Danby 4-34 & Harry Parker 37 threw the title race wide open as Fiskerton 75-3 defeated high flying Ruddington 74-10 and it means that six teams are still in the hunt for silverware. Muhammad Niazi with 5-22 helped Gotham 98-4 overcome Caunton 97-10. A match winning 68 from Ben Lambourne gave Whatton & Aslockton 212-10 a vital win over fellow relegation contenders Kimberley 163-10 who had Connor Richardson fighting on both fronts with 58 & 4-33. The shock of the day saw bottom placed Wymeswold 204-5 turn over Caythorpe as Rob Pitman hit 108* and James Barry took 4-34 whilst Kieran Chappell hit 68 in his sides defeat. East Leake 83-3 jumps them from fourth to top after they defeated Burton Joyce 82-10 as Grant Newcombe with 47* followed up Rob Peatman’s 4-14. This has to be one of the most exciting finishes to any league for many years and no doubt there will be more twists and turns in the final weeks.
BLCS Division G.
M Newcombe 53 and J Aurther with 47 helped Flintham 177-10 to a fine away over Bottesford 110-10. Ben Lumb 55 and 4-24 from Adam France gave Kinoulton 151-9 a narrow ten run win over Beeston & Toton Sycamore 141-9 which included a gutsy 42* from Dan Rogers. Despite 30 & 4-35 from Rishi Clark his side West Bridgfordians 142-9 still fell to defeat as Pete Smith 36* guided Ravenshead 145-6 over the winning line at Burnt Stump. John Noall 7-28 tore into opponents Long Eaton 52-10 to set up a resounding win for Lowdham 54-2. Young Lions 296-10 roared to a resounding home win over Calverton 181-7 with M Digwa 84, Pranav Badia 70 & Fateh Singh 3-36 all combining and the visitors had Derek Pickering 68* at the close of play.
Central College Division H
Gedling Colliery’s emphatic ten wicket win over previous leaders Balderton 116-10 was finished off in style as Geoff Burton blasted 72* as they closed on 117-0. Hyson Green CC go top after Safeir Ahmed 76 Shuaib Khalil 37 & 4-30 & Nash Khan 3-44 all produced when it mattered most in the away win over Hucknall 183-10 although John Whyley with 4-25 nearly bowled the host to a surprise win. A thrilling match saw Chilwell 221-4 victorious with Sarosh William 52*, Paul Woodward 47, Waleed Khan 42 ,Hayden Brooks 4-40 & Simon Waites 3-40 all figuring in the win in which at one point Southwell 206-10 looked to be in pole position after a fine stand between Stuart Grimley 80 & Toby Stanley 54 before the bowlers struck. A 155 run partnership between Josh Knight 117 & Sam Randall 89 set up the win for Attenborough 267-7 as they overturned Woodborough 90-10. Steve Carmody top scored with 89 as Gedling & Sherwood 205-9 inflicted a heavy defeat on visitors Keyworth for whom Duncan Tarran hit 57 and Alex Newell took 4-58.
Carlton Car Centre Division J
Leaders Stapleford 115-10 slumped to a forty run defeat at the hands of Cotgrave 155-10 who had match winners in Tony Newby 43 and Ben Gathercole 4-25. Lloyd Marchant 4-20 and then 48* not out from Matt Blaze saw West Bridgfordians 67-1 record an easy home win over Bramcote 63-10. K Mohammed with 4-13 bowled Madni 83-1 to a comfortable away win over Newark R & M 82-10. Ricky Martin 73* & 5-31 starred for Oxton 114-2 in a fine away win over Hoveringham 112-10 for whom Tim Eatherington hit a fine 50. Raza Ul Haq 102, Saqib Shah 4-34 & Haider Ali 3-41 all played key roles as Clifton 216-9 move into second spot after defeating Thurgarton 157-10.
King Stone Products Division K
Aman Parekh took 5-5 as Ellerslie 91-2 recorded an easy away win at Caythorpe 88-10 to move into pole position for the title. Ruddington 210-5 had contributions from Ben Johnson 62, Thomas' Hann 49 & Phil Gandy 43* in the win over Lenton & Willoughby who are relegated after this result. Wollaton blasted 372-6 as they completely outplayed former league leaders Basford Old Boys 142-5 with centuries from David Watson 135 & Nas Saleem 112. Will Street 83*, Simon King 4-38 & Usman Raja 3-29 were the hero’s as Basford Mill 152-6 defeated Thrumpton 148-10 and the win still gives them a mathematical chance of avoiding finishing in the bottom two. Kimberley conceded the home fixture against Poplars.
Oracle Property Finance Ltd Division L
Great Dalby 151-5 kept up their promotion push with a five wicket away win over Underwood with M Child hitting 64 and l Harrison taking 6-30. A Das 53 & H Croasdale 34 and 3-16 both inspired Radcliffe on Trent 185-6 to victory over Kirkby Portland 159-10 despite the best efforts of both Jacob Finch Driscoll 59 and 4-30 & Luke Driscoll 41. Farndon 69-3 to a giant stride towards the title with Simon Widdison 42* seeing them home to victory over Lowdham 68-10. Chris Hogg 81, Dan Pike 48 & Martin Sugden 42 were all in fine form as Collingham 231-1 ran out victors over Attenborough 191-2 for whom Gordon Airey hit 95 and Fin Meakin 62.
Robert Whowell & Partners Division M
Chris Bealby 50, Jamie Gilbertson 40 & 3-18 Max Mullins 3-17 were all instrumental as Belvoir 175-9 defeated visitors Wymeswold 96-10 who had Adrian Rush top scoring with 52. Newark R & M 86 all out fell agonisingly one run short when chasing victors Whatton & Aslockton’s total of 87-10, the victors had C Maule 6-36 & Gary Pickering 4-24 starring with the ball whilst Jake Harling took 4-9 for the home side. Old Dalby 358-9 handed out a resounding defeat upon Bingham 96-10 as David Greaves 84, Joe Gant 69 & Tony Woodcock 3-11 all impressed on the day as did Andrew McCartney with 5-92. Andre Pears crashed a quick fire 93* as Nottingham Deaf 141-3 coasted to victory against Nott’s & Arnold 139-6. At the interval Hucknall would have been thinking the worst but their bowlers turned things around bowling East Bridgford out for just 36 in reply.
Sign Solutions Division N
Lambley 82-10 missed the chance to close the gap at the top of the table and in the process victors Burton Joyce 85-5 close the gap between the two sides, that result combined with leaders West Bridgfordians 167-7 going down to defeat at the hands of Ellerslie 169-4 still leaves the title undecided, and in Andy Hulbert 69 & Finlay Hulbert 51 the Little Bounds outfit are still in the mix for promotion. Raj Shandilya 88* & Mick Woolliscroft 4-13 set up a fine win for West Bridgford Legion 176-6 in their encounter against Fiskerton 138-10. Richard Drury 59* and Ted Elliot 44* set up a platform for Keyworth 167-2 to record a victory over Nott’s & Arnold 72-10which was completed by a spell from Chris Legge when taking 5-16 in their reply.
At this month’s Management Committee meeting several past and present members were remembered in a minutes silence, one of those being Toby Sheppard who was a former Vice president at Gotham, Nott’s Amateur’s & Attenborough, his memorial service will be held on Friday 12th August at 2pm at Holy Trinity Church in Ratcliffe on Soar followed by the wake at Gotham Memorial Hall- near the cricket ground. All welcome. Family flowers only with donations NUH Charity.