Lever hits a century as Nutbrook cruise to comfortable away victory

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Nutbrook’s 1st XI travelled to Derby Congs looking for a good performance. after two consecutive league defeats.

Nutbrook batted first and lost both openers with only 19 runs on the board, but a partnership between Richard Henshaw and Adam Lever then saw them make a century stand together off only 20 overs, with Henshaw making 62 and with Lever anchoring the innings.

Contributions from skipper Michael Chambers (24), and a quickfire 48 from Steven Sanderson saw Nutbrook score 281-9 at the end of the innings, Lever finishing on 100 - his second century of the season.

Derby’s opening pair were soon despatched by young paceman Adam Hutchinson, with Kevin Flewitt then taking the wickets through the middle order to finish with 3 for 79.

Nutbrook sensed victory, and Carl Cruz took 4 for 52 to see Derby bowled out for 212 and maximum points for the visitors.

Second XI

The seconds entertained Mickleover who batted first, and with knocks from Johnson (71) and Holloway (70) reached 229-8 at the close of their innings.

Chris Goring was the pick of the Nutbrook attack with 4-67,

Nutbrook never looked like making the total, but a gritty batting performance ensured a share of the points, father and son John Wilson (37) and Craig Wilson (34) helping Nutbrook to safety, finishing on 175-8.

Third XI

THE thirds met Little Eaton seconds who slumped to 202 all out - Ryan McGrath taking 3 for 26 and Daniel Kerry 3 for 73.

Nutbrook made light work of the run chase, knocking off the total in only 31 overs with Rob Gilbert 90 not out and Kerry 66 not out to seal a big win.

Youth

Nutbrook U15s travelled to Breadsall on Tuesday night, and good batting performances from Jack Brewer (25), Jonathan Taylor (39), Harry Cooke (29) and Ryan Mcgrath (29) helped them reach 137.

In reply, Breadsall were restricted by good Nutbrook bowling, finishing on 67 with Alistair Hodgkinson picking up a couple of wickets on his debut as Nutbrook won by 70 runs

Nutbrook U13s played Spondonians who batted first, Alistair Hodgkinson (4-2) and Harry Duckels (2-2) being the pick of the Nutbrook bowlers as the home side could only post 65.

In their reply, despite the loss of two early wickets, Daniel Hatton (25 not out) and Joseph Taylor (15) not out saw Nutbrook home to victory.

Nutbrook U11 B played West Hallam who reached 71 in their innings with Reece Widdowson and Daniel Cox amongst the wickets.

Nutbrook then made 41 with James Taylor top scoring on 17.