Kimberley Institute look to consilidate top spot against Welbeck

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After beating the showers and claiming top spot last weekend, Kimberley Institute travel to Welbeck on Saturday looking to consolidate their position.

Six of the league’s top 10 run scorers come from these two sides, Tom Rowe (2nd), Shaun Levy (4th), Dominic Brown (5th) and Sam Johnson (8th) for Kimberley, Simon Widdup (6th) and Matthew Higgins (9th) for ‘beck.

Welbeck may sit sixth in the table, but at just 32 points behind Kimberley, a win would tighten the battle at the top even further.

Plumtree dropped into second after last week’s mini washout. Saturday seems them visit an Attenborough side who have slid into relegation trouble on the back of five defeats in six matches.

Hassan Azad continues to lead the run getter charts for Plumtree, whilst Glen Read sits second amongst the wicket takers.

West Indian Cavaliers sit third, 19 points back of Kimberley and 1 point ahead of their weekend opponent, Cuckney.

With Corey Collymore and Kafeel Shafique combining for 67 wickets it promises to be tough for the in-form Cuckney batsmen.

Long-time leaders, Caythorpe have slid to fifth, albeit just a single behind Cuckney.

They haven’t won in four and have lost their last two away games, so will not be relishing their trip to Farnsfield.

Despite sitting 10th, Farnsfield have been one of the form teams of the second half of the season and will be looking to continue their climb to safety.

Nottinghamshire Academy travel to Radcliffe-on-Trent to face a side who have won their last three home games.

Academy find themselves mid-table, tied with Welbeck, so a win could lift them into the thick of the title chase.

Radcliffe’s home form has lifted them 34 points clear of the relegation places, and a couple more solid games should see them safe.

Another team in the lower half of the table using a second half surge to secure their Premier League status appear to be Clifton Village.

Before their abandonment last weekend they had won 3 of 4, with Adam Shepherd moving to the top of the bowling charts on 38 wickets. Visitors, Ordsall Bridon are on a divergent path, their abandoned game halting a run of 5 straight defeats.