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Round 5 Report - 19th May


Posted by Paul Chapman on 19/05/2018 21:18


Round 5 Report - Saturday 19 May

Papplewick's Harry Ratcliffe stumps James Oldham of Caythorpe

The Owzat-Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League played out the fifth round of matches under clear blue skies.

Kimberley Institute remain atop the table after a comfortable victory at home to Farnsfield.  The visitors were put in to bat, but, despite a swift 44 from Solomon Budinger found themselves in trouble at 61 for three.  Mathew Roberts added 49, agonisingly run out off the last ball one shy of a half century, but with no one else able to make a telling contribution the innings closed on 187 all out.  Chris Glover picking up three for 30 for Kimberley, while George Bacon grabbed a brace. 

The home side raced to their target in 33 overs as Tom Rowe blasted 65, putting on 50 with Sam Johnson, who would add 89 with Hassan Chaudry.  Johnson finishing 75 not out at a run-a-ball pace. [scorecard]

Cavaliers & Carrington remain on Kimberley’s tail having taking maximum points from their match with Plumtree.  The visitors won the toss and opted to bat, losing early wickets on the road to a total of 160 for eight.  Sam Wood’s 44 the lone highlight of the Plumtree innings, as Muhammad Zaroob took three for 21 added by a pair for Kimany Gregorie.

Cavaliers looked to be cruising to victory as first Kamau Laverock (33), Hassan Azad (41) and Zain Abbas (40) led them to 131 for two.  Wood and Matt Milnes led the fightback, Milnes taking three for 39 and Wood three for 20.  Ultimately though the target was within reach, being achieved for the loss of seven wickets in the 38th over [scorecard].

Wollaton’s return to the Premier League continues to go well after an exciting win at home to Radcliffe-on-Trent opened up a 20 point gap between them and 4th place.  Radcliffe won the toss and chose to bat, needing a 78 run 3rd wicket stand to get them back on track.  Matthew Norris (36) and George Styled (57) built it, getting the score to 104 for two.  There was little support though as Nayyar Abbas took four for 39 and James Cox three for 45 to limit the score to 176 for nine. 

The hosts reply looked like being a vain hope as Joe Richardson picked up five for 30, reducing Wollaton to 95 for seven.  This was when Abbas took over, putting on 62 with Andrew Bayley before seeing the chase through with the majority of the final 21 runs.  The target was achieved with three balls to spare, Abbas finishing not out on 65. [scorecard]

Papplewick and Linby moved in to the top half of the table with their first win of the season at home to Caythorpe.  The visitors won the toss and opted to bat.  The top order though, failed to make any impact as they quickly subsided to 36 for five.  Lyndon James made a battling 53 and there were late runs for Hishaam Khan but the innings closed, all out on 144.  Jack Blatherwick took three for 30, while Jim Rhodes and Gareth Blinkhorn both claimed a pair of victims.

Sam Ogrizovic (32) got the chase underway for Papplewick, before a slight wobble in the middle as James Hindson (three for 27) and Jonny Miller shared five wickets.  It was a vain effort, Papplewick making their target with almost 10 overs to spare. [scorecard]

Up at Cuckney, the champions lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a first win of the season over Attenborough.  James Hawley (50) and Will Butler put on 112 for the opening wicket, and Butler would go on to make 95.  When he was out the score was 190 for five.  The tail failed to wag, however, and the innings closed 222 for nine.  Pete Bhabra taking four for 43 to lead the fight back. 

Attenborough had a number of contributions from their batters, Steve Allcoat leading the way with 32, but, no-one was able to really kick on as the succumbed with 10 overs to spare, all out for 153.  James Hawley was the pick of Cuckney’s bowling, taking four for 38. [scorecard]

There were runs aplenty at the New Gatehouse Ground where the home side chose to bat first.  Hucknall’s opening pair putting together a stand of 181 before Josh Downie was dismissed for a rapid century, making 106 from 76 balls, it included 11 fours and 5 sixes.  Jake Libby went on to make 88.  Richard Greatorex made 45 in a 73 run 6th wicket stand with Matt New as Hucknall racked up a total of 323 for eight.  Anuk Fernando took three for 57 as the Mansfield Hosiery Mills bowlers struggled to stem the flow. 

MHM’s reply saw batters contribute without making telling contributions, Savin Perera making 46 and then Mark Smallwood and Anuk Fernando adding 56 for the 4th wicket.  Fernando finished 72 not out as the Millers held on for a draw, closing on 209 for eight.  Despite the result, MHM drop to the foot of the table.[scorecard]

Report: Paul Chapman

Photos: Richard Parkes