Derbyshire Club Cricket Weekend Round-Up
Sunday 12th September reports
Beechwood SAAB ECB Premier League
Dunstall saved themselves from relegation with a 22 point win against Alfreton, who were just one place above them going into the final Premier League match. Alfreton batted first and made 154-9 off their 50 overs with Alex Mace hitting 84 in his man of the match performance. Dunstall’s attack of Steve Scrimshaw (3-26) and Martin Clewley (3-45) did enough to keep the run rate down in order to give Dunstall a reasonable target to chase. Dunstall finished on 157-3, which took the side 39.2 overs, Jamie Benstead finished off a good season with 57 not out, supporting Jeremy Polich who added 74 to the sides total, leaving Alfreton in 10th place as they took 3 points from the match.
Sandiacre Town left it too late with a 27 point win over Chesterfield, as they were already out of the title race after their loss in the penultimate match. Sandiacre hit 256-4 with James Chapman providing 111 of the runs in a man of the match innings, Dave Jordison added 69 to the total and Lloyd Hobson hit 31. Tim Kirk finished with figures of 3-48 for Chesterfield who were bowled out for 220 despite Alex Hibbert’s high score of 114. Sandiacre’s James Chapman (3-14) and Lloyd Hobson (3-64) restricted Chesterfield to 6 points as they finished in fourth position.
Elvaston took 3 points from their final game in the Premier League. The already relegated side were dismissed for 172 in 36 overs. Charles Ault hit 66 whilst Andy Gray took 3-24 and Ben Perry Taylor finished with 4-18 for Alvaston & Boulton. In reply, A and B hit 174-3 in 32.1 overs, David Lewis made 54 not out for the side and Ben Perry Taylor hit 73 in his man of the match performance helping his side to 22 points.
Lullington Park finished off their title winning season with a 27 point win at home to relegated Matlock. Lullington hit 200-7 with contributions coming from Sam Eaton (33) Rudi Hillerman (35) and Alan Gough 53 not out. Eddie Lowe finished with 3-51 for Matlock who only gained 3 points from the tie. Matlock finished on 121, after being bowled out in 46.2 overs. Caleb Mierkalns hit 32 for the side, but George Chapman finished with figures of 4-16 leaving Matlock to return to Division One cricket next season.
Spondon took 6 points from their final match with Ockbrook this weekend. Spondon hit 184-8 with Dave Hartley making 41 assisting Adam Findlay on 49 not out. Ockbrook’s Kevin Dean finished with figures of 3-31. In reply, Ockbrook reached their target hitting 185-6 in 48.1 overs. Matt Cassar posted 31 on the board with Jake Needham hitting 53 and Trevor Smith adding 35 to give Ockbrook the win securing a second place finish.
Ilkeston Rutland finished eighth this season after taking 2 points from their tie with Quarndon. Ilkeston were dismissed for 99 in 35.2 overs as Matt Dowman finished with 3-40. In reply Quarndon knocked off the run in 19 overs, finishing on 102-4 with Mohammed Sultan getting the man of the match award as he top scored with 56 not out, putting his side in seventh place to end the season.
Abbey Glass Division 1
Denby finished in eighth place after collecting 17 points from their final match which was tied with Aston. Denby hit 228-8 with contributions coming from Liam Glenn who made 53, Stuart Poplar also on 53 and Joe Greenhalgh who added 48. Aston’s reply gained them 17 points but this was not enough to escape relegation as the side move down to Division Two. Abdullah Habib hit an unbeaten 123, as his side went on to make 228-8, a disappointing end to their season.
Shipley Hall join Aston for next season’s Division Two campaign. Shipley took 6 points from their final match, however the side had already come to terms with relegation. 200-9 was the score set by Shipley as Rowan Jobling hit 34, Daniel Hanson made 30 and Clifton’s Peter Hort (3-23) and Kassan Bodhisha (3-57) took the wickets for Clifton. Clifton finished seventh after their 22 point win over Shipley, the side reached their total in 47.2 overs finishing on 205-5. Charlie Wedgewood hit 72 with Kassan Bodhisha (75*) and Campbell Ogilvie (30*) hitting the winning runs to give Clifton the win.
Marehay took 18 points from their final match of the season to finish 5th in the league. Marehay made 264-9 with Stephen Lee hitting 44, Ben McGonigal making 68, James Kyte adding 34 and Andy Walters putting on 33 for the side. In reply, Swarkestone who put themselves out promotion only took 11 points from the game. The side managed 218-8 off their 50 overs, not enough to see them play Premier League cricket next season despite the efforts of Jamie Guthrie (66) and Luke Lacey (35).
Rolls Royce Leisure pulled a 27 point win out of the bag against Eckington in their final match despite being bowled out for 143. Eckington’s J Nicholas (6-55) and A Leonard (3-31) tore through the order, however the Rolls Royce attack showed their class as they reduced Eckington to 60-10 after 28.2 overs with R S Haider taking 3-9 and S Khan finishing with 3-29 to see their side promoted to the Premier League.
Stainsby Hall narrowly missed out on relegation but proved they can perform to the highest standard when needs be. The side took 27 points despite being bowled out for 152 in 42.5 overs. A Marsh hit 45 but Rolleston’s M Bellam finished with 5-37 and A Britton took 3-22 to put pressure on Stainsby. In reply, Stainsby tore through the Rolleston order in 33.4 overs leaving them 91 all out, as they took 5 point form the match finishing in 9th place. R Wood (4-23) and A Marsh (5-11) showed their side had the strength to hold onto Division One cricket for the 2011 season.
Clay Cross finished in fourth place after their final match with league leaders Ticknall. The visiting side took 2 points from Ticknall who bowled out Clay Cross in 37.2 overs. Clifton finished on 80 with Sunhil Bhatt adding 32 for the side, however it was to be Ticknall’s day with Zack Lucas taking 3-21 and Shahid Khan finishing with figures of 4-19. Ticknall took the points they needed finishing on 81-4 off 21 overs with Paul Borrington making 46 not out to see his side finish as Division One champions and promoted into the Premier League for the 2011 season.