Round-up: Cuckney see lead at top of Notts Premier League cut

Nottingham Premiership Cricket - Cuckney v Welbeck (fielding). 

James Hawley batting under the watchful eye of wicket keeper David Hunt

Picture: Sarah Washbourn
Nottingham Premiership Cricket - Cuckney v Welbeck (fielding). James Hawley batting under the watchful eye of wicket keeper David Hunt Picture: Sarah Washbourn

Cuckney saw their lead cut at the top of the Notts Premier League on Saturday after failing to beat Welbeck.

Cuckney batted first reaching a total of 250 all out, thanks in large part to James Hawley’s score of 111.

After falling to 83 for 4, Hawley teamed with Gareth Purshouse in a stand of 76 and with Conor Smith in a partnership worth 53 to reach that total.

Smith finished unbeaten on 36, with Muhammad Malik taking 4 for 53 for Welbeck.

In reply Welbeck made it to 176 for 8 from their 50 overs, with the regular loss of wickets hampering their efforts to chase the winning score.

Richard Stroh top scored with 38, while David Hunt added 32. Ian Parkin’s 4 for 44 did most to stem the chase.

West Indian Cavaliers were able to close the gap on the leaders by a handful of points.

Radcliffe-on-Trent were the visitors to Birchover Park, and made a total of 212 all out.

Only three batsmen made it to double figures, Rob Sutton (81), Graeme White (43) and Connor Marshall (34). Adam Tillcock (4 for 46) and Aitizaz Khan (4 for 79). Cavs didn’t have it all their own way in their chase, reaching the target for the loss of 8 wickets. Akhil Patel (44) and an unbeaten 62 from captain Bilal Shafayat seeing them over the line.

Plumtree joined the top two on eight wins, after thumping Caythorpe by nine wickets at the PCG. T

he visitors chose to bat first and found themselves skittled for just 85, with only two batsmen making it to double figures.

Sam Wood took 4 for 21 to lead the bowlers, while Matt Milnes and Bobby Gamble both grabbed a brace.

Oliver Soames then smacked 58 off 49 balls to secure victory in the 17th over, as Caythorpe were bagel-ed, dropping to 10th in the table in the process.

Kimberley Institutes bad run of form continued when the travelled face the bottom side, Clifton Village.

Neil Edwards (73) and Sam Johnson (38) put on 107 for the secnd wicket but from there nine wickets fell for just 51 runs.

Martin Weightman taking 6 for 45 and Muhammed Usman 3 for 37.

The Villagers were on a mission in their run chase, knocking off the total in just 32 overs.

Gregor Croudis top scored with 52, Scott McNeill added 46 and Martin Weightman an unbeaten 36. Alex King taking 3 for 60 in a vain attempt to stave off defeat.

Notts Academy played host to Hucknall, coming out of the match with the better of a drawn match.

Academy batted first totalling 218 for 9, Lyndon James leading the way with 56, putting on 77 for the fourth wicket with Anuj Dal (42). Jake Libby was the top bowler with 4 for 70. Hucknall’s reply could only reach 151 for 6. Libby scoring 44 and Dale Campbell making 39.

Liam Patterson-White taking 3 for 44 and Anis Raza claiming two wickets.

The good run of form enjoyed by Mansfield Hosiery Mills continued at Ordsall Bridon after Mark Smallwood’s 126 from 114 balls helped them to post 298 for 7. Tom New adding 52 and Joe New 42.

Matt Roberts, Gary Andrews and Matt Makings all grabbing two wickets. Joshua Marsh top scored in Bridon’s reply with 48, as they got to 133 for 5 in the chase.

However their final four wickets fell for just 26 runs as Irosh Samarasooriya took 5 wickets for 25 as the Millers won by 137 runs.