Radcliffe Slip To First Defeat

Radcliffe-on-Trent Cricket Club were beaten at the weekend by Wollaton to register the Notts Premier League South league leaders first defeat of the season.

Batting first on Saturday Wollaton registered 171 all out with Jibran Azam top scoring on 48, it was Jacob Deavin-Baker who produced fabulous bowling statistics with 6/27 to help give the table toppers a chaseable target but an all round display with the ball for Wollaton’s bowlers ensured Radcliffe were reduced well short of their revised target after rain broke through.

In 32 overs needing 152 Radcliffe hit 136/8 with Caleb Mierkalns hitting 49 as Wollaton’s Zain Latif took 3/41.

Level on points with Radcliffe (on 22) are Cavaliers and Carrington who reached their revised target of 92 to win against bottom of the table Plumtree.

The hosts reached 123 from their 40 overs after being put into bat with the away side losing just three wickets to chase down a revised target using less than 22 of their 26 overs.

Finally in the Southern Premier Group Clifton beat Attenborough who fell short of their rain effected revised target. Clifton scoring 196/9 after 40 overs with both Daniel Birch and Adam Shepherd getting out in their forties as Savin Perera took 5/36. In reply Attenborough hit 133/6 from 32 overs but needed 149 to win. Paldip Sidhu did score 52 in the South Groups only half century of the weekend.

In the North Group Kimberley Institute stay top after beating Mansfield Hosiery Mills on Saturday. After bowling their opponents out for 148 (Mark Smallwood scoring 59) Kimberley needed just 16.2 of their 20 overs to hit a revised target of 84 and did so without loss as Matt Dean (24) and Matt Taylor (53) saw them home.

In a bad weekend for bottom of the table Mansfield, they fell to a seventh straight defeat on Sunday after being beaten by Hucknall who scored 122 in a 22 over game reduced due to the weather. In reply Mansfield were bowled out for 95 with Josh Bembridge taking 6 for 12 runs.

A cracker at Cuckney on Saturday saw the second place team win all four points as they were set 192 following a 67 for Callum McKenzie amongst others. The Bassetlaw villagers reached total with just five balls to spare with Nicholas Keast in fine form hitting 91 not out.

Last but not least a local derby at Papplewick Hall saw Hucknall bowled out for 113 with Jim Rhodes and Daniel Blatherwick taking three wickets a piece for Papplewick & Linby. In reply the home side lost just one wicket to reach target as Freddie McCann (43) and co secured the points for the North Groups third placed team.

This weekend is a packed bank holiday special as all teams are in action on both Saturday and Monday as we reach the business end of the shortened campaign. For the latest fixtures click here and check out what’s on near you.

*Main image @NottsPrem action from last weekend in the Owzat Notts Premier League.

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