Notts Premier League Week 10 Review
Round ten in the Owzat-Cricket Nottinghamshire Premier League and things have gotten a bit tighter at the top of the table.
Leaders Cavaliers and Carrington paid a visit to Caythorpe where they won the toss and chose to have a bowl. An early wicket made that decision look good but Tom Hart and Hishaam Khan had other ideas. The pair put on a 2nd wicket stand of 114, making the score 129 for one when Hart was dismissed for 74. That precipitated a flurry of wickets, including Khan for 39. Anuj Dal (36) marshalled a wag from the lower order as the home side were dismissed for 232. Kafeel Shafique’s four for 35 led the bowling as Shahzada Khan, Adam Tillcock and Muhammad Zaroob shared the others. The reply was reduced to 60 for four before Adeel Shafique joined Zain Abbas in the middle. The pair added 91 together and had Cavs in with a sniff of victory, but when first Abbas (71) and then Shafique (50) fell it became a case of holding on for the draw. They managed it 9 down, with 193 on the board. Anuj Dal picking up three for 56 with Lyndon James and Jonny Miller taking two apiece.
Kimberley Institute moved to within two points of the Cavs with a relatively comfortable victory at Radcliffe-on-Trent. The visitors won the toss and put their hosts in, dismissing them in 35 overs for just 123. Martin Weightman once again leading the Kimberley attack with four for 35 backed up by a brace for Zain Ramzan. David Lucas (three for 20) threatened to make things interesting as he reduced the run chase to 15 for three but, Sam Johnson (30) teamed up with Dominic Brown to compile a stand of 80 that set up the win. Brown closed on 58 not out as Kimberley clinched a six wicket margin.
Cuckney are up to 3rd after they leap-frogged Wollaton with a nine wicket win. The home team opting to bowl after winning the toss, made an early breakthrough before watching David Barr and Sanat Kulkarni put on 58 before Nayyar Abbas joined Barr. This pair put on 117 for the 3rd wicket before Barr’s patient knock of 66 was ended. Abbas followed shortly after for a more aggressive 83 and the innings itself closed on 208 for four. Tom Keast was the star of the reply, as Cuckney chased down their target inside 40 overs. The wicket keeper made 110 from 116 balls as he and James Hawley piled up an opening stand of 182. Hawley was there at the end on 80.
Plumtree are 5th after getting the better of a drawn match with Hucknall. The home side were invited to bat first and racked up 264 for nine. Saad Ashraf making 45 while featuring in a 52 run 3rd wicket partnership with Sam Wood. That was the major partnership of the innings as Wood went on to make 75. Richard Brazier added 36 from number eight to boost the total. Jake Libby took three for 59 as the remaining wickets were shared out. Hucknall found themselves in early trouble at 18 for three and struggled to recover. Matt New made 44 before being 5th out with the score on 89. Robin Maxwell then marshalled the lower order, making an unbeaten 53 to secure the draw, Hucknall closing on 158 for eight. Callum Dring (three for 34) and Matt Milnes (three for 45) grabbing the bowling honours.
Papplewick and Linby got back to winning ways with straight forward victory at Attenborough. The home side won the toss and chose to bat. It was downhill from there. A top score of 17 was mustered as the were skittled for 91 in 34 overs. Matt Carter (four for 22) and Jim Rhodes (four for 32) did the bulk of the damage, Jack Blatherwick got the other two. Ben Bhabra grabbed a couple of wickets for Attenborough as the reduced the reply to 30 for three. Tim Wyatt and Jack Blatherwick (35*) added the remaining 62 runs needed for victory, wrapping it up before drinks.
Farnsfield moved comfortably into mid table with a win at home to Mansfield Hosiery Mills who remain rooted to the foot of the table. The Millers were invited to bat first, finding themselves 29 for three early on, before a mini recovery became 115 for seven. Daniel Kilvington (31) joined Savin Perera (73) in a stand worth 65, helping bump the total to 188 for nine from their 50. Liam Patterson-White’s three for 42 leading the bowling. Matthew Sisson got the reply off to a rapid start, making 49 in the opening stand of 58. His partner, Steven Musgrove, was 3rd man out having made 43. He and Callum McKenzie (37*) shared a stand of 80 to take their side to the brink of a victory that was wrapped up inside 30 overs by a margin of seven wickets.
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