Cavaliers & Carrington CC claimed their eleventh league championship, in 23 years, when they lifted the Owzat Cricket Nottinghamsire Premier League Premier Division on Saturday afternoon, after they edged a one wicket win at home to last seasons’ champions, Kimberley Institute CC, and a crest-fallen Cuckney CC, fell to a 121 run defeat against Papplewick & Linby CC.
The Cavs, who claimed five-in-a-row in the early noughties, last won the league in 2018, and take this seasons by just four points; hosting Kimberley, the visitors would be seen to bat first, only to be bowled out for 175, in under 48 overs, the newly-crowned champions took 45 overs to better their opponents.
Kimberley’s Martin Weightman top-scored for the visitors with 65 (from 110), as Shaharyar Aslam kept Cavs’ title hopes alive with 4-16 bowling figures, Alfonso Thomas also with a four-wicket haul, he taking 4-34; replying the hosts totalled 177/9, Raheem Ahmed hitting 44 before going lbw to George Bacon, the team effort also seeing Rehan Ahmed hitting 27, and 19 apiece from the hosts’ openers, Sunny Patel and Farhan Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Cuckney, they collapsed when at third place Papplewick, the hosts racking up 278/8 in their fifty overs before bowling out the visitors for just 157.
Papplewick’s openers both put on good knocks, Brent Williams 55 and Louis Bhabra 48, with Ben Bharba adding 47, and Ben Trevor-Jones 36, to keep their noses ahead in the opening exchanges; replying and Cuckney struggled, Josh Porter top-scoring with 34, whilst Nicholas Keast, Thomas Ullyott and Nick Langford also made twenties, before a batting collapse saw them fall from 122-5, to 157 all out, Christopher Glover helping himself to 3-34, whilst David France and Freddie McCann took two wickets apiece.
Hucknall CC finished in fifth place after they claimed a six wicket win at home to Gedling & Sherwood CC, the visitors, batting first, being dismissed for 170 Iezaz Ul Hassan with 45, the hosts making 173/4 in under thirty overs for victory, unbeaten knocks coming from Matthew Roberts 57 n/o and Sam Johnson 43 n/o.
Wollaton CC claimed a 121 run success when away to Radcliffe-on-Trent CC, batting first and posting a sizeable, 317/8, Jibran Azam with 128 (from 80) and Hassan Azad 51, before bowling the hosts for 196, in forty overs, Jack Towers forcing his way to a decent 52, only for Azad to take 3-19, and Simon Walton 3-52.
Attenborough CC and Plumtree CC both won by the same margin in their games, the former seeing off hosts Notts & Arnold CC by 55 runs, and the latter doing the same against visitors Clifton Village CC.
Opener Adi Badge knocked 81 for Attenborough as they made 246/8 before restricting Notts to just 191 in reply, for whom Alex Burrow made 45 n/o, Lewis Caine taking 4-23 and Angad Singh 3-32; and at Plumtree, they posted 222/9 in their innings as Josh Beer made 44 alongside Kyle Simmonds 39 and Fabian Taylor 37, before dismissing Clifton for 167, Surya Mahotra’s half century (51) in vain as Ishraj Jandu helped himself to 3-15, alongside braces from Zac Bess and James Ayres.
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @CavsCarrington the Cavaliers team lining up during a winning 2022 season.