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Round 8 Report - 2 June

Posted by Paul Chapman on 03/06/2018 08:13

Cavs & Carrington go top as Wollaton stumble

Matt New took 4-34 against Wollaton

Round eight in the Owzat-Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League was a round to be a bowler.  In between the showers, plenty of wickets fell, giving us changes at the top and bottom of the table.

Cavaliers & Carrington beginning the day in third, welcomed second Kimberley Institute to Birchover Park.   After a delayed start reduced the match to 46 overs per side, the visitors were put in to bat to find Shahzada Khan (three for 22) in the mood for early wickets.  Hassan Chaudry (46) held the innings together but was unable to find significant support.  Adam Tillcock (four for 38) tidied up the lower order as Kimberley closed on 152 for nine. 

Cavs made the chase look easy, Hassan Azad (45) featured in second wicket stand of 81 with Zain Abbas to set the win up.  Abbas finished unbeaten on 67, adding 51 runs with Muhammad Zaroob to seal the deal in the 38th over. [scorecard]

Wollaton sit second in the table now after losing at home to Hucknall.  The hosts batted first after Hucknall won the toss, and looked in a good position at 83 for one with David Barr (36) and William Rattray (33) adding 71.  From there though, Matt New (four for 34) gave the visitors some control as only Tim Young (35) was able to put up resistance.  Keith Dudgeon and Jake Libby each bagged a pair of wickets as Wollaton were held to 151 for nine from their 50 overs. 

At 52 for four in their reply, Hucknall looked a distance from victory.  Matt and Joe New paired up in a patient stand of 94, before Matt fell for 37 with the winning post in site.  Joe finished unbeaten on 58 as the target was passed in the 47th over.  Sunil Sharma picking up a brace of wickets for Wollaton.[scorecard]

Cuckney continued there climb up the table, getting the better of a draw with Farnsfield at home an a match cut to 35 overs each.  The away side took the toss honours, putting Cuckney in and making early inroads as Paul Franks grabbed a couple of wickets.  Luke Wood (40) led the steadying 62 run stand with Nick Langford and with Daniel Wood adding 31 the innings closed on 165 for eight.  Liam Patterson (three for 23) and Joseph Worrall (three for 44) helped keep things in check. 

No Farnsfield batter could go beyond 25 as James Hawley (three for 27) and a pair of Jack Cattrall victims kept them on the back foot.  The innings closed on 122 for eight.[scorecard]

In another match reduced to 46 overs each, Plumtree slipped after losing a low scoring thriller at Caythorpe.  The visitors opted to bat first but were bundled out for just 80 in 28 overs.  25 was the top score as Anuj Dal finished with figures of 11-2-25-5.  Lyndon James also picked up a pair of victims as Caythorpe’s bowlers made the most of the friendly conditions. 

Only three of the home side’s batters were able to reach double figures in the chase as the slow bowling duo of Sam Wood (three for 20) and Graeme White (four for 27) kept chipping away at the line-up.  It was Dal who marshalled the tail just enough to see his side home on 81 for eight off the final ball of the 28th over.[scorecard]

Attenborough lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a win over Radcliffe-on-Trent at the Village Green.  They put their visitors in to bat, bowling them out for 106 inside of 36 overs.  Louis Kimber led the way with three for 26 while Geroge Barker and Pete Bhabra each grabbed a couple.  Attenborough’s opening pair put on 62 to get the ball rolling, Burhan Alam top scoring with 37. 

There was a pair of wickets for Reicko Parker-Cole but Attenborough lost only four on their way to victory.[scorecard]

The remaining game of the day between Papplewick & Linby and Mansfield Hosiery Mills was cancelled with no play possible.

Report: Paul Chapman

Photos: Richard Parks (there are photos of the games at Birchover Park and Wollaton on Richard's Instagram account -