Nutbrook are unable to follow up victory as Denby claim the points

NRHNLM110528D4 - Nutbrook CC v Denby. Batting for Nutbrook Adam Lever
NRHNLM110528D4 - Nutbrook CC v Denby. Batting for Nutbrook Adam Lever

Nutbrook CC

Nutbrook firsts were looking to build on the previous week’s win away at Derby Congs as they hosted Denby’s 2nd XI.

Nutbrook were first into bat, but opener Carl Cruz fell for 12 runs, bowled by Garry Cresswell.

Adam Lever looked to build on his impressive century from the previous week but he fell for 16 to the bowling of Ian Burgoyne, before Ben Eaton and Steve Sanderson came together to build a respectable score with totals of 55 and 50 respectively.

Rich Henshaw stepped up to contribute 35 before Mike Chambers (22) and Danny Brooks (24 not out) left Nutbrook on 235 off the full 46 overs.

Despite great work from Sanderson as the pick of the Nutbrook bowlers (3-62) and three catches from Henshaw, Denby took the match into the 45th over before making 236-5 and taking 22 points to Nutbrook’s seven.

Second XI

THE second XI enjoyed a three-wicket victory at Rosehill Meths.

They bowled their hosts out for just 126, Chris Goring with 3 for 35 and Matt Noon’s 3 for 26 aiding the cause.

Nutbrook laboured by losing seven wickets in reply but did enough to win the game.

Russell Henshaw’s 47 not out was the highlight of the innings to seal the points for the visitors.

Third XI

The thirds put in a disappointing batting display as they fell to defeat at Duffield.

Having bowled their hosts out for 186, thanks largely to a fine spell by Daniel Kerry (5-51) and 3 for 27 from Rob Gilbert, they were to collapse to 96 all out in reply.

Ryan McGrath top scored with 31 but to no avail.

Youth

With no fixtures for the U13s, U15s and U17s it was the U11s acting as the sole youth representation for Nutbrook.

The Nutbrook Cheddars team took on Shipley and came away with a 20-run victory, scoring Nutbrook 270 runs to Shipley’s 250.

Good batting performances from Reece Widdowson, A. Baker and James Taylor, coupled with a great wicket keeping performance from Luke Cox, took the Cheddars to their first victory of the season.