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Round 11 Report - 23 June

Posted by Paul Chapman on 23/06/2018 22:29

Round 11 Report - 23 June 2018

Ishraj Jandu celebrates a wicket at Kimberley

The 11th round of Owzat-Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League fixtures were kind ones for table-topping Cavaliers and Carrington who played host to Radcliffe-on-Trent.  The visitors opted to bowl after winning the toss, reducing their hosts to 21 for two.  Bilal Shafayat was not one of the two however, and he partnered with Adeel Shafique (41) to add 80 for the 3rd wicket.  Even so, at 118 for five Radcliffe were in the game.  Shafayat was still there however, and he found another willing partner in Adam Tillcock.  The pair put on 120 with Tillcock scoring 52 from 46 balls.  Shafayat was eventually dismissed for 114 (from 146 balls) as his side totalled 249 for eight.  David Lucas took the bowling honours with three for 35. 

Radcliffe’s chase stumbled early as they slumped to 69 for five.  Eddie Torr and Matthew Norris (56) provided some resistance, adding 59, but they fell in quick succession as Cavs completed an 80-run victory with Zain Abbas claiming five for 37 from his 12 overs.[scorecard]

Kimberley Institute remain in second but have lost ground on Cavs after they lost at home to Plumtree by 65 runs.  The visitors were put in to bat and saw an 89-run second wicket stand between Chris Gibson (45) and Oliver Soames.  Soames then teamed up with Sam Wood (38) to add a further 89.  He struggled for meaningful support from there, but moved on to record a century as wickets fell.  Soames was the final wicket to fall for 115 from 138-balls as Plumtree totalled 250 for eight.  Once again Martin Weightman was the chief bowler for Kimberley, claiming four for 41 while George Bacon grabbed a couple. 

Kimberley never got going in reply, sliding to 20 for three early and not really recovering.  Weightman top scored with 49 and Sam Johnson made a rapid 48 but Graeme White (four for 45) and Callum Dring (three for 35) ensured the wouldn’t get close.[scorecard]

After a surprising defeat on Sunday as they played their game in hand, Cuckney were forced to settle for the better of a drawn match at Papplewick Hall.  The Bears were indebted to a third wicket stand of 154 between James Hawley (68) and Tom Ullyott (81) as they totalled 264 all out in the last over of their innings.  Wickets tumbling in the later stages in a chase for quick runs.  Gareth Blinkhorn (four for 50),  Charlie Blatherwick (three for 63) and Richard Hodgkinson (three for 68) the beneficiaries. 

Sam Ogrizovic (32) and James Taylor (70) built a patient opening stand of 92 for Papplewick & Linby, but they found it difficult to score off a miserly Cuckney attack.  The home side finished on 169 for five.  Hawley and Jake Tong each claiming a brace of wickets.[scorecard]

Wollaton’s dip in form continued at home to a Caythorpe side on a run of four games without defeat.  The visitors were invited to bat first and got contributions all the way down their order as the totalled 249 for seven.  Martyn Dobson and Hishaam Khan (30) shared a 69-run stand for the second wicket, whilst Anuj Dal and Lyndon James put on 54 together for the fourth.  James then added another 54 with James Oldham for the fifth wicket before falling for 54.  Oldham went on to make a run-a-ball 44.  Wickets were shared around as Ryan Swiers, James Cox and Sunil Sharma all took two. 

Much like Caythorpe, the home side here found run scoring difficult against some tight bowling and at 101 for six the seemed very much on the back foot. Daniel Andrew (39) providing the only major resistance to that stage.  Sharma and Nicky Kirkwood added 51 together to steady the ship and secure a draw as Wollaton closed on 153 for seven.  Jonny Miller the pick of the bowlers with three for 45.[scorecard]

Farnsfield continued their rise into mid-table with an edge of the seat one wicket win at Hucknall.  The home side chose to bat, being dismissed off the penultimate ball for 229.  Vinay Landa’s 78 was the centre piece of an innings that also included 45 extras.  No one else scored more than 21, though there were partnerships of 54 for the second wicket between Landa and Joe New and 50 (Landa and Matt New) for the fifth wicket.  Joseph Worrall (three for 56) and Liam Patterson-White (three for 59) did most to stem the flow. 

Farnsfield used contributions from almost everyone to reach the target nine down with two balls to spare.  Patterson-White top scored with 65 as Solomon Budinger (33) and Callum McKenzie (30) provided support.  There were five other double figure scores as the last pair tallied the six runs needed for the win.[scorecard]

It was also a good day for Attenborough who ended a poor run of form with a six wicket win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills.  The Millers chose to bat first and saw a second wicket stand of 142 compiled by Savin Perera (52) and Anuk Fernando who dominated a 59-run stand with Kamal Manek before falling for 124 from 120 balls.  That saw the momentum in the innings fade a little as wickets tumbled.  The final tally though was a still impressive 267 for nine.  Andrew Simkiss picked up four for 36 in the innings. 

In reply the visitors started fast, or rather Tom Murray started fast.  The opener bludgeoned 76 from 45 balls, including 13 fours and two sixes in an opening stand of 95.  Burhan Alam contributing six.  Alam teamed with Paldip Sidhu to add 57 for the second wicket.  Sidhu (68) also featured in the clinching fourth wicket pairing worth 101 with Craig Heiden who ended the innings not out on 48 as the target was reached with 4.3 overs left.  Although still in the bottom two Attenborough have closed to within seven points of safety with a game in hand on Hucknall.  For the Millers, it’s looking bleak, now 42 points from safety and still winless.[scorecard]

Report: Paul Chapman

Photos: Richard Parkes