Hallam march on and Nutbrook earn key win

Nutbrook Red were the winners of the Erewash North U11s League Cup Final.
Nutbrook Red were the winners of the Erewash North U11s League Cup Final.

West Hallam remain unbeaten after comphrehensively beating Lullington Park on Saturday.

Winning the toss Hallam skipper Martin Brandrick opted to bat first, Tim Hampton-Matehe (56) and Matt Tatler (45) making good contributions as Hallam set a target of 183 for 9 from their 46 overs.

A competitive total had both teams interested at tea but it was Hallam who shot out of the blocks with James Lockhart taking a wicket in his first over.

Lullington never managed to get going and Peter Hort (5-22) and Carl Cruz (4-27) cashed in as Lullington were bowled out for just 74, Tatler taking five catches.

The second XI hosted Breadsall and batted first, posing a formidable 231 for 9 with Hubbard (48) and Tom Lockhart (88) making significant contributions to the total along with a late cameo from Hill (29).

Breadsall had no interest in chasing the total and set survival as their main target. They managed this as they reached the close of play with the score 114 for 9, opener Scott Buck the ninth wicket to fall having batted almost the whole innings for 32 runs.

Hallam’s bowlers worked hard and there were three wickets a piece for Tingle and Tom Lockhart, two for Hill and one for Lathbury.

On Saturday, Beech Lane hosted a local derby as Hallam’s third XI faced an in-form Ilkeston Rutland.

Batting first Hallam eclipsed the target set by the second team as they posted 236 for 6, with youngster Joe Higton (65) and Rob Goulding (95*) making telling contributions.

Ilkeston were bundled out for 80 with another youngster Jack Lee (3-23) and Richard Swain (4-2) getting themselves amongst the wickets.

On Sunday the thirds travelled to West Park to face Sawley and found themselves batting first and posting over 200.

Hallam set Sawley a target of 215, with Charlie Boyles joining the centurions club with a dominating 125.

Sawley held firm in their response and saw themselves to safety scoring 165 for 8 with James North taking 3 for 22 as Hallam chased victory.

Nutbrook

After two good wins in the Butterley Cup which put them into a final with West Hallam, Nutbrook followed up with a crucial league win at league leaders Cutthorpe.

Nutbrook asked Cutthorpe to bat first and Max Magann proceeded to produce a stunning display of bowling, taking 6 for 16 including the first four in the batting order.

Opener Kingham and number five Thompson put on 50 for the fourth wicket before Thompson was caught by Rich Henshaw off the bowling of Matt Wakefield for 19.

Kingham eventually went for 46 and Cutthorpe were bowled out for 107, Henshaw claiming 3 for 23, Wakefield 1 for 34 and Danny Brooks bowling six overs for just four runs.

Nutbrook got off to a bad start when Ben Eaton was out for nought in the fourth over, but Lewis Haywood and Alex Butler put on 41 before Haywood was bowled for 27.

Nutbrook eventually eased home thanks to Butler’s unbeaten 40 and Chris Palfreyman’s 22 not out to earn 22 points.

Nutbrook 2nd XI played host to Stainsby Hall and, batting first, piled on the runs with Danny Lever (52), skipper Mark Witham (98) and a first century for Harry Cooke (110) leading the way to 294-5.

In reply Stainsby were soon in trouble and with excellent bowling from Adam Brooks (5-19) and Kev Flewitt (2-27), Stainsby slumped to 123 all out.

Nutbrook 3rd XI hosted Selston and, batting first, made 171, Gary Whitehead with 51, Alistair Hodgkinson 31 and Calum Rowland 31.

In reply, Selston finished on 158 all out, Rob Gilbert with 3 for 40 and Jack Brewer 3 for 4.

Nutbrook U13s got back to winning aways against Ilkeston Rutland, posting 111-4 with Franklin Henshaw (25), Victor Hartshorn (26) and Joe Newnham )25) amongst the runs. In reply, Ilkeston finished on 49-8.

Nutbrook U15s ran out comfortable winners against Sandiacre who were 55 all out, Harry Duckels with five wickets and a couple each from Joseph Taylor and Skipper James Woods.

In reply Nutbrook reached the target with the loss of only two wickets.

The Erewash North Under 11s League Cup Final took place on Sunday with both teams being from Nutbrook Cricket Club.

All the players performed well, showing the depth of talent within the club.

Nutbrook Red came out on top to continue their unbeaten run.