THE GUNN & MOORE
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE
WEEKLY REPORT 22nd August 2015
Campbell, Lumb & Wass Run Riot whilst Naylor hammers Thurgarton
“BELL & JEROME” DIVISION A
Hucknall 310-5 are within touching distance of becoming champions after a winning draw over Collingham 160-9 and once again it was Dale Campbell starring with the bat scoring a scintillating 170* and then with Adam Scott 4-30 & Jack Pates 3-28 they came very close to wrapping up the title but a fine 67 from Rob Matchett gave the visitors 2 more precious bonus points. Brett Scothern hit 85 to guide Long Eaton 264-8 to victory of Ellerslie 261-10 for whom Hamish Moore 113 & 4-43 was once again making the headlines. Greg Oldfield 83* & 3-30 continued his fine run of recent form and along with Olly Elson 4-53 they helped Belvoir 164-2 to victory over Balderton 162-10. Imran Khan took 4-56 as Gedling Colliery were bowled out for 166-10 and at 136-3 Notts Unity Casuals seemed to be coasting to a much needed win but collapsed to 149-10 as Liam Brown 4-36 and Rhys Hayes 3-25 struck and they have to win their final game to have any chance of survival. Wollaton 95-2 guaranteed themselves safety and in the process they also relegated opponents Thurgarton 93-10 and Tom Naylor destroyed them taking 8-20 form just 49 deliveries.
“200 DEGREES COFFEE” DIVISION B
Hoveringham 274-4 now need just one point from their final two games to be crowned champions after a winning draw against Wollaton 192-8 who themselves face a must win game next week and Stuart Walton 105 along with Ben Lee 75 were the big hitters for Hoveringham. Kimberley 195-2 took a giant stride to safety with a crushing win over Wilsons 193-10 as Carl Blake hit 94* and Danny Williams took 4-43. A thrilling climax saw Eastwood 179-9 take victory at home against Clifton 178-10 despite Palwak Marjam taking 5-48 they held on as Mark Stocks top scored with 46. In the battle to gain promotion it was Hyson Green Carrington 238-8 who now take pole position after defeating fellow contenders West Bridgfordians 237-6 with U Zaman 43, K Altif 99* & I Ul-Haq 4-44 all delivering whilst Sanat Kulkarni hit 88 and Ian Huskinson smashed 41* from just 19 balls at the end of the innings for Bridgfordians. Bottesford 184-10 with Paul Leder top scoring with 58 caused an upset by defeating Calverton 161-10 and extinguish any slim chance they had of promotion.
“ROTHERA DOWSON” DIVISION C
Southwell 129-4 now have their destiny in their own hands as Zak Ashworth 5-43 bowled them to victory over Beeston & Toton Sycamore 128-10. Gedling Colliery 129-10 fell agonisingly nine runs short of victory when falling to defeat against Keyworth 137-10 and Paul Newell starred taking 6-40 for the victors and they now face Southwell next week in a winner takes all match. Plumtree 150-7 will be crowned champions if they take 5 points next week after another win this time over Thrumpton 149-10 as Steve James top scored with 65. Hucknall 133-5 are the third team in the equation for relegation as their match against Kirkby Portland 180-10 was abandoned at a most interesting stage. Attenborough 172-4 look favourites for the second promotion spot as they defeated third placed Gotham 170-8 for whom Rob Goddard hit 82 whilst Martin Rayner took 6-46 for the winners.
“FEET” DIVISION D
Bramcote 184-7 are confirmed as champions after defeating East Bridgford 109-7 as both Rohan Chauhan 57 and Tom Chamberlain 4-30 starred to let the celebrations begin. The teams in 2nd 3rd & 4th all had a chance to stake a place for promotion but all fell to defeat firstly Ellerslie 129-10 were defeated by already relegated Newark R & M 155-10 and with second place Radcliffe on Trent 155-8 also slipping up against Hickling 159-10 this left the door open for West Bridgfordians 128-10 but they fell agonisingly short when chasing a modest total set by Sutton Bonnington 139-6. Although falling to defeat Underwood 130-10 took a valuable 5 points as Mark Lee 58 and Leighton Upson 6-17 starred but Gedling & Sherwood 151-10 proved too strong with match winner Mohammed Sohail starring with 59 & 3-27.
“TROPHY MASTER” DIVISION E
Farndon 162-10 are confirmed as champions as their game against promotion contenders Collingham 86-8 was cut short and abandoned and Lenton Willoughby 251-5 took full advantage when they took maximum points when defeating Eastwood 102-10 with a fine all round performance from Rizwan Ahmed 63* & 5-33. Ryan Cape took 4-34 for Kirkby Portland 195-10 as they defeated Fiskerton 102-10 for whom the loss signals relegation from the division. Tom Bosworth took 4-40 as Basford Mill inflicted defeat upon Belvoir 134-10. Wymeswold 103-10 slipped to defeat against Notts Unity Casuals 104-6 and now must win next week to have any chance of staying up.
“GB BOOKKEEPING” DIVISION F
Bingham 127-2 remain favourites for the title after a convincing win away at Caythorpe 123-10 as Dan Cosgrove 42* and George Farrell 43 guided the home. Lying in wait from any slip up by the leaders are Plumtree 186-7 as Rob Tapp finished unbeaten on 71* as they beat East Leake 142-8. Also Burton Joyce 191-10 have their own title aspirations as they too can take the title after this week’s win over Whatton & Aslockton 117-10. Gotham 264-9 with 54 from Waseem Akhtar controlled proceedings and took the win over Calverton 147-4. Kimberley 152-5 made the short Journey home with maximum points as Charlie Walters took 4-32 in the win away at Long Eaton 151-10 who were thankful to 50* from Chris Pack.
“NCSL” DIVISION G
Yaqoob Khan 135 signed of the season in style as Ruddington 210-10 ended their campaign with a win over Southwell 158-10 and means the relegation battle will be solved next weekend when the bottom two meet, as the other side in the fight for divisional status are Beeston & Toton Sycamore 158-10 who fell to a home defeat at the hands of West Bridgford Legion 214-9 as David Roper top scored for the victors with 59. Ravenshead 151-5 have given themselves a chance of promotion with a fine away win at Bottesford 148-10 and means next week’s game against Caunton has so much riding on it. Thirteen year old Ben Lumb carried his bat for a magnificent 151* as Kinoulton 255-4 completely outplayed Flintham 83-10.
“JRL ESTATES” DIVISION H
Lowdham 118-4 remain on course for the title with a six wicket win at home to Woodborough 115-10 but will still need to win next week’s fixture to ensure silverware. In second place are Young Lions who amassed 369-10 as once again Rav Digwa 97 & 6-34 enhanced his growing reputation as they outplayed Gedling Colliery 118-10. Gedling & Sherwood 141-8 gained a narrow victory in a low scoring affair away at West Bridgfordians 137-10. Mohammed Imran took 5-10 from nine overs including six maidens as Hyson Green Carrington 137-1 ran out easy winners over Newark R & M 135-10. P Lambert 88 and S Ross 84 took Balderton to an impressive 220-3 but Hucknall 221-3 responded in fine style with R Brown unbeaten on 83* at the finish.
“CARLTON CAR CENTRE” DIVISION J
Esmond Urwin 69, Mike Croft 55*, Naveed Zafar 51* & Phil Allen 6-45 all assisted in keeping Chilwell 246-3 in the promotion hunt with a 42 run win over Oxton for whom Mark Groom top scored with 71. Nas Saleem hit 53 for Wollaton 112-6 in their victor over Hoveringham 111-10. Charlie Smith hit 90 as champions Attenborough 227-6 totally outplayed Bramcote 66-10 in a one sided affair. Clifton 200-10 had match winner Muhammad Waleed Khan 79 & 4-27 and wicket keeper Vishal Bhatia 49 & 4 catches starring as they defeated Keyworth 120-10 for whom skipper Robert Beake hit 62 and youngster Jo Jo Tudor took 5-32. Steve Kennedy hit 91 and Ian Lynn took 5-30 as Cotgrave 134-10 gained the narrowest of victories over Thrumpton 133-10 as Nick Proverbs was left stranded on 46* when the last wicket fell.
“KING STONE PRODUCTS” DIVISION K
Madni were confirmed as champions without having to take the field of play as Underwood were unfortunately unable to raise a side. Stapleford 72-3 need 2 points from their final game to gain promotion after a routine win over Basford Mill 71-10 as Josh Buckley ran riot taking 6-9. Chilwell 28-10 were destroyed from the opening bowling pair of Wayne Simpson 4-7 and Mick Stewardson 4-15 as Basford Old Boys 30-1 ran out very easy winners and escaped relegation with this victory. Thurgarton 185-7 had Aaron Singh 64* & 7-38 starring as they defeated Caythorpe 59-10. S Taj top scored with 83 as Lenton Willoughby 297-8 were left frustrated by the rain as the game against Kimberley 88-5 was abandoned with them well in control.
“SIGN SOLOUTIONS” DIVISION L
Ellerslie 106-5 are confirmed as champions with a well-deserved 5 wicket win away at Kirkby Portland 101-10, meanwhile the runners up position is still in the balance as Poplars 144-10 slipped to defeat against Gedling Colliery 152-10 for whom J Stokes took 5-35 and this allowed Ruddington 126-10 to leap into second place as Rob Derry returned figures of 6-21 as they bowled out Newark R & M for just 70-10. Tim Heath hit 109 and J Bennett 72 in a run fest between Radcliffe on Trent 338-6 as they defeated Great Dalby 239-8. Breaston 155-8 gained a slender win with eight balls to spare over Lowdham 154-9.
“ORACLE PROPERTY FINANCE” DIVISION M
The final week of the season will see three teams still in contention for the title after this week’s matches and top of the table Farndon will meet third place Attenborough it what could be a title decider whilst Collingham take on mid table Wymeswold. Richard Pinder hit 96 as Farndon 267-4 overpowered Thrumpton 57-10 whilst Collingham 183-9 nervously crossed the winning line with a narrow win away at Burton Joyce 182-9 with Max Bauer taking 5-17 in the win. Attenborough 156-4 cruised home with Josh Knight top scoring with 42 in an away win at East Bridgford 155-8. Andrew Claye hit 79 and Sophie Williamson 29 as Notts & Arnold posted 160-6 but an unbeaten 71 from Graham Berry carried Wymeswold 162-6 to victory. Matt Hodgkin blasted a quick fire 65* to follow up 5-28 from team mate Grant Davies as Belvoir 81-2 overpowered Whatton & Aslockton 78-10 who will be thankful to Simon Goodwin for his innings of 44*.
“NCSL DIVISION N
Old Dalby stay on course for the title but knowing any slip ups in their final game will open the door for Bingham although this week Old Dalby 310-9 showed no signs of pressure as Ben Wass hit a superb 163 as they overcame third in the table Hucknall 164-10. Nottingham Deaf 153-9 fell to defeat on the penultimate delivery as Mark Brennan hit 83 for West Bridgford Legion 157-7. Ekroop Saib hit 54* as Ellerslie 117-3 were victorious in the local derby against West Bridgfordians 115-7. Bingham took maximum points as Fiskerton were unable to raise a side and will now finish at the foot of the table this season.