Leaders Sandiacre destroy Quarndon

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Sandiacre Town moved a step closer to winning the Beechwood MG Premier League for the first time since 2004 with an easy win over Quarndon.

The encounter at Longmoor Lane turned into a very one-sided affair following the loss of three early Quarndon wickets.

Dan Wheeldon (2-40) struck first before man-of-the-match Ryan McFadyean (3-8) collected the prized scalps of Ben Spendlove and Nathan Dumelow without reply and from 12 for 3 it was going to be an uphill struggle.

James Ede (22) battled away before edging through to keeper Curtley Read and Quarndon were 37 for 5, and although Sam Clamp (39) began a rebuilding exercise, with John Jordison (2-25) and Jono Clare (2-21) sharing the bowling duties the recovery was only to 70 for 8.

Clamp added 48 for the ninth wicket with Sam van Daesdonk but eventually fell to Ollie Uffindall with the score on 118 and ten runs later it was all over.

Charlie Ault (20) got Sandiacre’s reply off to a flying start with a six and two fours in the space of 11 balls before falling to a Ben Spendlove catch off Charles Percival, while Dumelow had Oliver Swann caught behind and followed that with the wicket of James Chapman (29) to give his side a brief glimpse of an upset.

But Chesney Hughes (55*) quickly wrapped up the points with four sixes and five fours as Sandiacre were easy seven wicket winners in only the 25th over.