Thursday 31 May 2012 

Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - April/May 2012

Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - April/May 2012
Midlands Club Cricket Round-Up - April/May 2012
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Skegness are the leaders of a closely-contested Lincolnshire Premier League. They have won three of their six matches and have finished on the losing side once, putting them three points ahead of unbeaten Woodhall Spa. Other unbeaten teams in the league are fourth-placed Bracebridge Heath and eighth-placed Market Deeping. Lindum, Boston and Hartsholme are all yet to win in 2012 and occupy the final three positions.

Batting – Top three
1. Pete Houghton (Skegness) – 250 runs from four matches
2. Conrad Louth (Bourne) – 216 runs from three matches
3. Saeed Bariwala (Skegness) – 211 runs from four matches

Bowling – Top three
1. Paul Bell (Haxey) – 16 wickets at 8.69
2. Oliver Pringle (Skegness) – 13 wickets at 12.23
3. Adrian Gordon (Skegness) – 11 wickets at 12.82

Player of the month: Woodhall Spa’s Ben O’Brien is the highest ranked player so far in 2012. He has hit two half-centuries and taken seven wickets from three games in 2012. He lies equal 47th in the overall rankings on 64.5 points.

Peterborough Town are five points ahead of Northampton Saints at the head of the Northamptonshire Premier League. They have won five out of six matches, with the other abandoned, as opposed to Saints’ four victories. Horton House sit plumb last with just 19 points and four losses to show for their efforts.

Batting – Top three
1. Jake Fawcett (Northampton Saints) – 335 runs from five matches
2. Alan Burton (Peterborough Town) – 242 runs from five matches
3. Andrew Reynoldson (Rushton) – 240 runs from four matches

Bowling – Top three
1. Paul McMahon (Peterborough Town) – 21 wickets at 7.43
2. Christopher Perry (Wollaston) – 18 wickets at 7.33
3. Jack Chopping (Finedon Dolben) – 17 wickets at 10

Player of the month: Andrew Reynoldson has 81.8 points in the overall rankings and sits 13th for sixth-placed Rushton. He has taken seven wickets at an average of 20.43 besides his collection of three half centuries from his four games so far this season.

Cuckney sit atop the Nottinghamshire Premier League with 92 points and four wins from six matches. They are six points ahead of the county cricket board’s Academy, while fourth-placed and unbeaten West Indian Cavaliers have suffered with the weather and have had four games abandoned. Welbeck Colliery and Worksop are in a league of their own at the bottom of the table, with an impressive tally of five losses and no wins between them.

Batting – Top three
1. Tom New (Mansfield Hosiery Mills) – 289 runs from four matches
2. Warren Nel (Papplewick & Linby) – 221 runs from four matches
3. Hassan Azad (Nottinghamshire CB Academy) – 196 runs from five matches

Bowling – Top three
1. Luke Wood (Cuckney) – 15 wickets at 6.07
2. Tim Haines (Caythorpe) – 12 wickets at 8.58
3. Kyle Francis (Welbeck Colliery) – 11 wickets at 12.64

Player of the month: Caythorpe bowler Tim Haines has been consistent in his three matches this season taking five for 42 against Kimberley Institute, four for 18 against Plumtree, and three for 43 at Papplewick Hall. All of which sees him placed 37th in the overall rankings with 66.6 points.

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