Leaders are no match for Nutbrook as skipper’s display plays a vital role

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Nutbrook 1st XI welcomed Division Two leaders Duffield on Saturday.

Nutbrook batted first, and led by skipper Michael Chambers with a knock of 52, Richard Henshaw with 37, and Carl Cruz hitting a quickfire 47, they posted 189.

Duffield started their chase and were soon rocked by the loss of two early wickets courtesy of Chambers.

Wickets then began to fall, with Mark Witham 3-10 and Adam Hutchinson 3-21 chipping in, allied to an excellent performance in the field as Duffield crashed to 117 all out, a high for Nutbrook in their rollercoaster season.

Second XI

Nutbrook seconds travelled to Ockbrook who, batting first, had no answer to the bowling of Adam Brooks with 5-65 as they slumped to 165 all out.

Nutbrook made light of the run chase, Danny Brooks’ 85 not out and Harry Cooke’s 63 helping them to an easy win as they continue their march up the table.

Third XI

Nutbrook thirds travelled to Denby and batting first could only post 125 mainly, thanks to Callum Rowland with his maiden half century as he finished on 54.

In reply Denby cruised to victory, finishing on 127-2.

It was a better day for Nutbrook thirds on Sunday in the quarter-final of the Harry Lund Cup against Elvaston.

Nutbrook posted 143, Gary Whitehead with 38 and James Toplis 30 the top scorers.

Elvaston in their reply were blown away by Nutbrook bowler David Tatham who accounted for the top five batsmen, finishing with 5-43 as Elvaston were all out for 119 with Nutbrook progressing to the semi-finals.

Youth

Nutbrook U13s travelled to Shipley, where good bowling restricted the hosts to 46, Harry Duckels chipping in with a couple of wickets.

Nutbrook in their run chase lost several wickets to poor shots, before finally reaching their target with nine overs to spare, Daniel Hatton top scoring with 11.

Nutbrook U11 A played Spondon.

Franklin Henshaw’s 27 helped Nutbrook post 280-6, and a brilliant fielding performance which included four run outs saw them win the match by 56 runs.