NCB Premier League week 18 preview

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Kimberley Institute look to continue their remarkable second half of the season at home to Radcliffe-on-Trent in week 18 of the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League.

Kimberley extended their league to six points last weekend, their win at Welbeck stretching their unbeaten run to nine matches.

Radcliffe are ninth and know that a couple of good results will secure their Premier League status, but they haven’t won an away game all season.

Plumtree got an “almost” win last time out at Attenborough a result that means whilst it’s five weeks without defeat, it’s also thresince their last outright victory. They host a Welbeck side that have not win in four weeks and sit mid-table.

West Indian Cavaliers remain third, 19 points back of Kimberley and have lost just one of their last 10 matches.

This week sees them visit the Notts Academy, another side whose recent form has taken a dip and leaved them in a mid-table position.

Caythorpe got back on track with a win at Farnsfield last week to move back into fourth place, 2points behind the Cavaliers. Clifton Village come calling, with the scent of a top six place hanging in the air.

In the table based on the second half of the season, Clifton would sit third.

Cuckney’s defeat to Cavs dropped them back to fifth, while visitors Farnsfield also lost to remain hovering just above the drop zone, but tantalisingly just out of reach of the places above them.

Perhaps the day’s biggest game takes place at Ordsall Bridon.

The hosts have just one win their last 10 and sit bottom of the table.

Visitors, Attenborough, are just four points better off, having also just one win in 10, and garnering only 27 points from the last 120 available.

It’s likely that the loser of this game will face relegation.