Mixed weekend for Nuthall’s teams

Nuthall suffered a disappointing defeat at Risley on Saturday in Division D of the SNCL

They were unable to chase down the home side’s total after good work from their spinners had earlier restricted Risley to 180-7 from their allotted overs.

Risley won the toss and chose to bat and were quickly into their stride as Marc Addison and Lee Shilton added 41 for the first wicket before Shilton feathered an outside edge from the bowling of Matt Murfin behind for 15.

He was replaced at the crease by namesake Chris and together with Addison they moved Risley towards the three figure mark as the Nuthall pace attack struggled to make further inroads.

The introduction of the spinners changed to momentum of the innings however, as with Ben Buckley bowling tidily from one end, Richard Marsh was able to break the partnership, dismissing Addison for 48 before Buckley struck too as Murfin held a good catch at long off.

Marsh was unlucky to see four catches go to ground off his bowling but was still able to claim 4 for 32 as together with Buckley (2 for 38) the pair limited Risley to 180.

A re-shuffle to the Nuthall top order saw Andrew Finch open with AJ Marsh, the latter setting off like a train by smashing three consecutive boundaries in the second over before Finch was bowled in the next by Chris Shilton for just five.

After striking a big six Marsh then fell himself, run out by a direct hit for 21, and he was followed soon after by brother Richard and then Mark Fletcher.

Tom Buckley and debutant Mark Finigan (28) set about resurrecting the innings but when Buckley fell leg before for 27 and when Murfin, Mcdonough and Paul Fletcher all fell for single figure scores the chase was effectively over.

Bhupal was last out as Nuthall were dismissed for 120 with Shilton (4 for 35) and Pickering (3 for 19) responsible for most of the damage.

Next up is a home fixture with Southwell seconds as Basil Russell Playing Fields.

l Nuthall’s Sunday side had better luck as they beat Lambley by 125 runs in Newark Alliance Division Five.

Batting first, Nuthall notched 267-4 with Ryan Buckley (76) and Mark Fletcher (28) adding 96 for the first wicket.

But Tom Buckley stole the show with 112 not out from just 76 balls to set a demanding total.

Lambley couldn’t get near the total and Ben Buckley kept it in the family with 4 for 58, which accompanied by Matt Murfin’s 4 for 17, secured victory as Lambley were all out for 142.