Mixed weekend for Nutbrook sides with a win, a draw and a defeat

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Nutbrook entertained Sandiacre 2nds on Saturday and fell to a 30-run defeat.

Sandiacre batted first and were cautious at first, aided by accurate bowling from the Nutbrook opening attack of Kevin Flewitt and Adam Hutchinson, the latter taking an early wicket.

Sandiacre then acclerated their scoring in the second half of their innings, hitting their way to 204 all out, with the pick of Nutbrook attack being Flewitt with 3-41 and Carl Cruz 3-62.

Nutbrook found runs hard to come by early on in their innings, and that, allied with a clutch of wickets falling, meant it became an unlikely target, Sandiacre claiming victory in the last over.

Second XI

Nutbrook 2nds travelled to play local rivals Stanton Elks at the Stute

Stanton batted first and posted 177-6 with the wickets shared by Nutbrook bowlers Chris Goring with 3-35 and Adam Brooks 3-61.

In their reply, Nutbrook reached 166-5 with contributions from John Wilson (41 not out), Craig Wilson (28) and Russ Henshaw (51 not out) to claim a share of the points.

Third XI

A depleted thirds squad made the long trek to Calow.

Nutbrook batted first and with knocks from Rob Turnbull (37), Daniel Kerry (66) and Rob Gilbert (23) made a creditable 155.

But Calow reached their target with relative ease to claim the spoils despite a couple of wickets from Gilbert.

Youth

Nutbrook U17s opened their season with a trip to local rivals Shipley Hall.

Shipley batted first and good bowling from Ryan Mcgrath (3-2), Dan Lever (3-17) and Matt Noon (3-21) restricted Shipley to 63 all out.

Though Nutbrook also struggled with the bat, Matt Noon top scored with 13 to win the match by two wickets.

Nutbrook U11 A met Spondon B and amassed 127 with Victor Hartshorn on 22, Max Henshaw 18, Joe Newnham 17 and Jordan Cropper 17.

In reply Spondon could only muster 47, with Hartshorn the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 5 to leave Nutbrook victors by 80 runs.

Nutbrook U11 B travelled to Sawley and restricted their hosts to 72 with Harvey Payne and Reece Widdowson claiming two wickets each.

In reply the young Nutbrook side found it tough going against an experienced attack, with Luke Cox top scoring for the visitors as they lost the game by 20 runs.