Notts Premier League Round 9 Preview
The Owzat Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League moves into Round 9 of its fixtures this weekend with some intriguing games in store.
At Birchover Park we have 1st vs. 2nd as Cavaliers & Carrington host Wollaton.
The Cavaliers claimed top spot after beating Kimberley last week and will be looking for a third successive league win here to maintain their position.
Adam Tillcock requires 42 for 2,500 NPL runs.
Wollaton’s time at the top of the table proved brief as they suffered a first defeat of the season at home to Hucknall and were overtaken by their opponents. They could regain top spot with a result here, but rest assured it won’t be easy.
Next up we have Farnsfield vs. Radcliffe-on-Trent.
The home side came out of their game with Cuckney with a respectable draw, but they slipped into the relegation places after Attenborough’s win over Radcliffe moved them up one spot. They’ll be looking for their first home win of the season here.
Opener Matt Sisson needs 34 runs for 1,500 in the NPL.
Radcliffe arrive on the back of consecutive defeats and two poor batting displays; they’ll be looking to deal with both of those issues here. A positive result would most likely lift them from 8th spot into the top half.
10 runs for Joe Richardson will mean 500 in the NPL and David Lucas has another chance to claim the 2 wickets he needs for 300 league victims.
At the New Gatehouse Ground Hucknall welcome Cuckney.
Hucknall earned a well fought victory in their game with Wollaton last time out and will need to show similar determination here as they take on the reigning champions; they sit in 7th place, but a win would see them climb above their opponents.
Richard Greatorex requires 39 runs for 500 on home soil.
Cuckney recorded their 2nd draw in a row in their game with Farnsfield, but they moved into 5th place with the 16pts gained as their climb up the table continues. They could move into 4th with a win here.
Tom Ullyott is 35 runs away from 3,000 in the NPL and James Hawley needs 3 wickets for 200 league strikes.
At Newdigate Street Kimberley Institute host Papplewick & Linby.
Kimberley’s defeat at the Cavaliers saw them slip into third place and they will be looking to arrest their slide after back-to-back defeats against the sides above them.
Sam Johnson needs 53 for 4,000 NPL runs and George Bacon can make it 1,500 NPL runs at Kimberley with 64.
Papplewick sit just below Kimberley in 4th and will be looking to return to winnings ways after the weather prevented their game with Mansfield Hosiery Mills from taking place.
Two ex-Kimberley players will be looking to reach milestones in this game; Sam Ogrizovic needs just 8 runs for 3,500 in the NPL and Jack Blatherwick requires 3 wickets for 50 in the league.
At The Fieldings Mansfield Hosiery Mills take on Caythorpe.
With the rain preventing them from getting on the field at Papplewick the Millers remain rooted to the foot of the table and slipped further behind the sides above them; a first win of the season is what they need here.
Bowler Kyle Garside will perhaps not be wishing to use his bat in this game, but 18 runs would mean 500 in the NPL.
Caythorpe ended their losing streak with a narrow victory over Plumtree last time out and will be looking to record back-to-back victories and move up from 9th in the process.
If he can claim two wickets James Hindson will have taken 50 against his opponents.
The final game of the day is at Plumtree where Attenborough are the visitors.
The home side have lost three of their last four matches after that defeat at Caythorpe, a result that saw them drop one place to 6th spot. They could move up to 4th place though if results go their way.
Attenborough claimed their 2nd victory of the season when they beat Radcliffe by 6 wickets last week and a third will be on their minds here as they look to take advantage of Plumtree’s inconsistency.
Louis Kimber will surely get the 12 he needs for 500 league runs.
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