Cavaliers & Carrington CC added yet another trophy to their ever-bulging, trophy cabinet, when lifting this seasons’ Dan Sutton Sutton Trophy (Cavs’ third in succession), seeing off Papplewick & Linby CC, by one wicket, at Blidworth Colliery Welfare, over the weekend, thus completing the double.
The victors, who have lifted numerous trophies in the Owzat Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League, down the years, under either of their guises, comfortably saw off Kimberley Institute CC, by 97 runs, the previous weekend, before edging home in the season finale.
The runners-up meanwhile, they knocked off Cuckney CC by five wickets at The Bear Pit in their semi-final clash to progress, opener Louis Bhabra with a knock of 95 (from 86), alongside 31 apiece from both Callum McKenzie and Freddie McCann as they made 195/5; Cuckney, they were restricted to 194/6 in their innings, Thomas Ullyott’s unbeaten century (from 112) pretty much in vain as Jim Rhodes took 3-33, and Dillon Singh 2-34 for the victors.
As for Cavs, they impressively knocked off Kimberley, posting a sizable 338/7 as their opening four batsmen racked up the runs; Sunny Patel hit 114 (from 81), Muhammad Yasar 65 (from 38), Hasnain Nasir 56 (from 32), and Adam Tillcock 61 (from 33), before the visitors found themselves being dismissed for 241 in reply.
Unable to build on opener, Sam Wood’s knock of 72, from just 44 balls, a tail-end collapse put paid to their innings, even though Jack Nightingale added 51 and Martin Weightman 37; the hosts’ bowling figures however came with intent, Usman Arshad taking 4-35 alongside Alfonso Thomas with 2-29, and Chris Sanders 2-46, setting up the Trophy final against Papplewick.
In the final, it would be Papplewick who’d bat first, posting 215/7 in their forty overs, registering a few, good knocks, along the way – Harry Ratcliffe with an unbeaten 56 (off 65), Tom Bowers 38, Toby Pettman 27, whilst opener Sam Watson blasted a quick-fire 21, from 26 balls, before being bowled by Arshad, to try and build momentum.
Arshad and Thomas however, who’d been handy with the ball in the semis, did the same in the final, taking 2-38 and 2-31 respectively, whilst Muhammad Yasar also took 2-38, to keep the ruin-chase down.
Cavs, they reached their target with a handful of balls remaining, making 218/9 for the win, building on their opener, Sunny Patel, and his 50 knock (run-out by Ratcliffe after 61 balls); mid-order batsman, Adam Tillcock added 28, before late rallies from that of Adam Ahmed 41 (from 32) and an unbeaten Chris Sanders 37 n/o (from 26), saw the Cavs home, this despite Christopher Glover taking 3-41 and Freddie McCann 3-32.
The Trophy, it would be Cavaliers & Carrington CCs third in succession, in 2020 (def. Papplewick by forty-four runs), 2021 (def. Kimberley Institute by five runs), and now 2022, against Papplewick – the Nottingham Sport, salutes you!!
As for the league itself, that was title number eleven this season, lifting the championship in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013 (as West Indian Cavaliers), and in 2018 and 2022 (as Cavaliers & Carrington) – for perspective, they’ve also added the Twenty20 Cup on five occasions (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2021).
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @CavsCarrington the winners of the Dan Sutton Trophy for a third successive year.