Cuckney & Papplewick Leading The Way

Double tops in the Owzat-Cricket Notts Premier League following Saturday’s matches, the top two of Cuckney CC, and Papplewick & Linby CC, moved onto twenty-four, and twenty points, respectively, after three games.

At home to Attenborough CC, on Saturday, the leaders claimed a four wicket success when restricting their visitors for 295/8 from their fifty overs; they put up a fight, Savin Perera hitting an impressive 129 (from 123), and Ben Shaw 73 (from 101), the first wicket (Shaw) eventually going at 199, after which it was one-way traffic.

Richard Bostock would post bowling figures of 3-57 from his ten overs, whilst his teammates, when in the crease, made 298/6 for the victory; middle-order batsmen, Tom Ullyott and Joseph Hayes, top-scored, with 64 n/o (from 64) and 62 (from 35) respectively, whilst opener Nicholas Keast hit 59 himself.

Papplewick on the other-hand, they defeated visiting Wollaton CC buy five wickets, having elected to field; restricting Wollaton to 168/9 from their fifty overs, Louis Bhabra and David Franca taking three wickets each, Wollaton’s Nicky Kirkwood managing just 38 (from 59) in his sides’ innings.

In reply, Papplewick finished on 169/5, from 43.3 overs, Ben Trevor-Jones posting 69 n/o (from 95), along with three of his teammates reaching the twenty-plus mark.

Defending champions, Kimberley ICC, meanwhile, are up to third in the table after they bowled out Notts & Arnold CC for 139 (in 46 overs), going on to claim an eight wicket success.

Notts would see Dilhan Cooray top-score with 40 (from 57), and Jordan Sargeant 37 (from 58) as hot bowler, Sam Wood, took a five-wicket haul, registering 5-21 in his ten overs; replying, Kimberley would knock 143/2, Wood as able with bat as he is with the ball, opening with 89 n/o (from 79), Alex Scott the only bowler to take wickets.

Cavaliers & Carrington CC (defeating Hucknall CC by three wickets) and Radcliffe-on-Trent CC make up the top five, the latter taking a nine wicket thrashing off Clifton Village CC having bowled out their hosts for 135, Adam Shepherd taking 4-38, whilst Byron Hatton-Lowe and Ross Carnelley, both hit half-centuries in a136/1 response, Carnelley 54 n/o, Hatton-Lowe 57.

Division Two meanwhile, after a couple of matches, is currently a three-way dance, as Cavaliers & Carrington CC 2nds, Clipstone CC, and Mansfield Hosiery Mills CC, are set on sixteen points each.

Hosts Caythorpe CC chose to bat against Carrington, and were bowled out for 182, Adeesha Nanayakkara top-scoring for the hosts with 68 (from 86) as Prakhar Singh took 3-47 ahead of his side registering 185/6, Muhammad Yassar with 42 n/o (from 55) and Shaharyar Aslam 39 (from 63).

Clipstone made it two-from-two with a late-starting, 86 run win, over hosts Balderton CC; batting first, the visitors would find themselves bowled out for 211, Chris Fletcher with 72 (from 108), alongside five of his teammates also hitting double figures, Christopher Dobbie taking 3-47.

Replying, Balderton were skittled for just 125, Ryan Charlesworth top-scoring with 31 (from 50), alongside 26 (from 31) by Shalith Fernando, Chris Fletcher and Ian Woodall both taking four wickets, finishing with 4-12, and 4-18 respectively.

As for Mansfield HM, they saw off visiting Cuckney CC 2nds by 103 runs; after posting a strong, 295/6, Matt Dean with 97 n/o (from 139), and Charana Nanayakkara 74 (from 55), Cuckney would be bowled for 192, in just 35.3 overs, a battling 71 (from 92) by Charlie Rumistrzewicz offering some resistance, but to no avail.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @JimBrailsford action from Mansfield Hosiery Mills Division Two win over Cuckney II.

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