Saturday September 11 2010 Reports
Beechwood SAAB ECB Premier League
Alvaston & Boulton were the only team in the Premier League to move up after their penultimate match. The home side moved into 6th place after a win batting first. A and B made 251-3 in their 45 overs, with man of the match Hasan Adnan hitting 87 not out assisted by Chris McIlroy with 74. Chesterfield then replied with 150 runs, before being dismissed by the A and B attack in 38.5 overs. Chesterfield’s Alex Hibbert hit 30 but A and B’s Oliver Saffell (4-37) and Steve Ottewell (3-23) restricted Chesterfield to 3 points securing their fourth place finish for this season.
In the relegation clash at Dunstall, the visitors Elvaston took 15 points away with them. Elvaston are the only side to be sure of Division One cricket next season as they now trail Dunstall by 92 points, who currently lie in 11th place. Elvaston made 215 all out with Archer hitting 47, J Cooke adding 43 and D Randle hitting 41. Dunstall’s John Jennings finished with 4-28 however his side could not find the runs needed for a win. Dunstall finished on 214-6 with Scott Chilman hitting 34, James Benstead making 70 in a man of the match performance and Jennings added 51. The host took 13 points from the tie, leaving them currently in 11th place, however none of the bottom five sides are safe this weekend.
Ilkeston Rutland were the only side to move down this weekend as they hosted top of the table Lullington. This tie was always going to be hard for Ilkeston who were dismissed in 45.3 overs for 112, due to the man of the match performance from Alan Gough who finished with 6-25 for Lullington. Lullington continued their winning form as they took 22 points from their visit to Ilkeston. The side reached their target in 24 overs, finishing on 113-4 with Jonny Shales hitting 38 not out. Lullington currently sit on top, but with Ockbrook 9 points behind, they need a win in their final match to secure the title. Ilkeston however, need a win to secure safety at the other end of the table.
Ockbrook & Borrowash could still be crowned champions this weekend as they trail Lullington by 9 points. The side took 16 points from their match with Matlock as they hit 174-8 in their reduced 25 overs. Jonny Guthrie made 37, Matt Cassar hit 94, in a man of the match performance and Mark Doyle finished with 4-50 for Matlock. Matlock remain in the relegation battle on the final day of the season as they sit in 10th place, just 8 points above Dunstall. Matlock took 5 points from their 83-6, with Ockbrook’s Kevin Dean finishing with 3-21.
Sandiacre Town put themselves out of the title race as they were beaten at home to Quarndon. The hosts made 142 before being bowled out in 49 overs; John Trueman contributed with 31 for the side, however Quarndon’s Matt Dowman was on form with his 4-33. Quarndon then did what they needed to secure their place in the Premier League for the 2011 season with their 22 points. The side hit 143-3 with Matt Dowman featuring again with 60 in his man of the match performance whilst R Briscoe assisted on 54 in the sides 32.2 overs.
Spondon (5) v Alfreton (5)
Abbey Glass Division 1
Clay Cross remain in fourth place after their tie with Clifton. Clay Cross made 201 all out with Alexander Eyre hitting 31,
Chris Fletcher making 83 and Clifton’s Peter Hort finishing with figures of 4-39. In reply, Clifton were bowled out for 96 with Chris Wedgewood hitting 33, however, the Clay Cross attack secured their 27 points with Eranga Gangoda taking 4-27 and Andy Ogden finishing with 5-21 to leave Clifton in 8th place taking 5 points from the match.
Denby remain in 7th place after the visit of league leaders Ticknall. The hosts took 2 points from the match as they posted 136-8 on the board. In their 50 overs Ahtesham Yaqoob hit 44 not out, whilst Shahid Khan took 3-22 for Ticknall along with Graham Chamberlain who finished with 3-55. Ticknall needed the win to secure promotion, however the title race is still on as Swarkestone trail by 9 points in 2nd place. The side won in 38.1 overs, hitting 139-2 with Luke Harvey hitting an unbeaten half century and Paul Borrington contributing with 37, ensuring their side got 22 points and looking strong in the title race.
Marehay were the only side to move down a place this weekend after taking 4 points from their visit to Eckington. Marehay made 120 before being bowled out in 40.3 overs of their 45. James Kyte hit 34 for the side whilst Tom Dawson (4-31) and Wayne Dye (3-29) put Eckington in a strong position to reply. The hosts took 22 points as they finished on 124-8 off 42.5 overs, Andy Leek hit 31, and Carl Fields made 31 not out whilst James Kyte finished with figures of 5-41 for Marehay who lie in 6th place, with Eckington moving above them into 5th from their win today.
Aston move up one place into 10th after their victory over Rolleston who remain safe in 9th place. Rolleston hit 142-8 with Matt ford hitting 38 and Alex Britton adding 37 in the reduced 32 over match. Aston then replied with 143-4 off 26.5 overs with Abdula Habib making 60 to give his side the win, however, Aston need a win in their final match with 7th place Denby to stay up, although 11th place is only a point behind.
Rolls Royce Leisure kept themselves in the race for promotion as they took 27 points from their visit to relegated Shipley. Rolls Royce hit 172 before being bowled out by Shipley in 41.1 overs. Waseem Mohammed hit 46 for Rolls Royce and Shipley’s Scott Parkin took 3-38 with Daniel Hadden assisting on 3-44. In reply, Shipley were bowled out for 69 in 33.2 overs. Steph Gamble hit 31 but the Rolls Royce attack dominated as S Khan finished with 7-22 and R S Haider took 3-19, keeping their side just 15 points behind Swarkestone with one game to play.
Stainsby Hall move into 11th place taking 4 points from their trip to Swarkestone. Stainsby hit 143-6 in their 41 overs reduced match with Adrian Marsh hitting 73 and Luke Lacey finishing with 3-38. In reply Swarkestone took 22 points as they reached their total in 29 overs finishing on 144-6 with Luke Thomas hitting 54 and Stainsby’s Mark Foottit taking 3-71. Swarkestone trail Ticknall by 9 points in 2nd place, hoping for a win away at Marehay to secure Premier League cricket in 2011.
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