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Round 4 Report

Posted by Paul Chapman on 13/05/2018 08:49

Round 4 Report - Saturday 12 May 2018

The Owzat-Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League rolled in to round four under bright-ish skies, and rolled out under clouds and rain, but finally, everyone has seen some action.  The top of the table sees three sides who have at least attempted all four games so far, whilst the bottom four also contains three sides with a played four record.  It also contains one pretty surprising member.

Kimberley Institute remain top of the table after escaping Caythorpe thanks to the weather.  After winning the toss and electing to bat, Kimberley raced off to an opening stand of 50, but when Tom Rowe fell for 40 off 33 balls, the brakes were well and truly applied.  Anuj Dal picking up three quick wickets as 50 for none became 58 for four.  Dominic Brown (46) and Somair Chaudry (34) repaired the damage with a stand of 56.  Dal ending with 3 for 39 as Kimberley were restricted to 177 for nine.  Youngster Ben Smith claiming his first NPL wicket with just his third ball.  In reply, Caythorpe made good progress, Tom Hart making 50 in an opening stand of 73, a knock that included four 6s.  With Martyn Dobson playing an anchor role on his way to a second 50 in as many games, Cav King joined in a stand of 57 before being dismissed for 31.  That started a bit of a wobble, Dobson following soon after for 55.  With 18 runs required, and seven overs left the players left the field as the rain got heavier.  They would not return. [scorecard]

Cavaliers & Carrington have climbed in to second spot after a pair of wins this week.  They followed up their victory over Mansfield Hosiery Mills on Monday with another at Cuckney today.  The home side won the toss and chose to bat, finding themselves in a 30 for five hole as Kimany Gregorie claimed four for 39.  Will Butler (66) and Jonathan Ball (62*) rebuilt the innings with a stand of 95 but four for 25 from Adam Tillcock saw Cuckney dismissed for 181.  Hassan Azad was the key man in what was a pretty comfortable run chase for the Cavs.  He made an unbeaten 98 as the cruised to a seven wicket margin inside 33 overs.  Azad featured in an opening stand of 56 with Adeel Shafique and followed that with a 76 run stand with Zain Abbas.  The defeat is a second in a row for Cuckney and sees the champs sit bottom of the early standings. [scorecard]

Wollaton’s good start to life back in the NPL carried on at Papplewick Hall despite the weather spoiling what looked set to be an exciting finish.  The home side won the toss and invited their guests to bat, reducing Wollaton to 38 for three.  Nayyar Abbas (36) and Tim Young (66) put on a partnership worth 77 to get the innings going, but, they would lose regular wickets from there to finish on 204 for nine.  Seven wickets fell to Blatherwick’s, Jack taking three for 52 and Charlie four for 45.  Home skipper, Sam Ogrizovic, led from the front in the chase, a 50 stand with Harry Ratcliffe (32) getting Papplewick & Linby to 95 for one.  Wickets began to fall at regular intervals from there, including Ogrizovic for 59.  There was a shade under four overs left, with P&L needing 27 to win when the rain ended the innings on 178 for six.  Papplewick will, though, be pleased to have actually taken the field. [scorecard]

Radcliffe-on-Trent moved into fourth place with a comprehensive beating of Hucknall at home.  Radcliffe chose to bat after winning the toss, something that looked like it may backfire at 49 for four.  Rob Sutton had other ideas though, as he set about rebuilding the innings, first putting on 50 with Jack Towers, before the main partnership of the innings with Caleb Mierkalns.  The pair added 123 runs, Mierkalns making 57 from 47 balls while Sutton fell for a fine 102 off 128.  Radcliffe were all out in the 50th for 263.  Keith Dudgeon picked up four wickets for 45 to lead the Hucknall attack.  The reply never got going, Hucknall were bundled out for just 79 in 29 overs.  Josh Downie top scoring with a run-a-ball 32.  David Lucas doing the damage, taking six for 22.  The final margin being 184 runs. [scoreboard]

Plumtree sit level with Radcliffe after they thumped Mansfield Hosiery Mills by nine wickets at the Plumtree Cricket Ground.  The hosts won the toss, the visitors batted and were dismissed for 106 in 42 overs.  Graeme White leading the way with five for 29, backed up by Israj Jandu who too three for 24.  Plumtree cruised to the target in 12 overs, reaching 109 for 1 on the back of Chris Gibson’s unbeaten 60.  He and Saad Ashraf adding 78 for the opening wicket. [scorecard]

At Attenborough Village Green the home side had first dig after visitors Farnsfield won the toss.  Paldip Sidhu (60) led the recovery after three wickets fell cheaply.  His 68 run partnership with Craig Heiden the centrepiece of the innings.  Heiden finished 55 not out as the Squirrels totalled 208 for seven.  Farnsfield could only muster 176 in reply.  Callum McKenzie’s 60 providing the only score above 19 as Andrew Simkiss (four for 16) and Ben Bhabra (three for 34) bowled the home side to victory. [scorecard]