Nutbrook can’t build on opening victory as Cutthorpe ease to win

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Nutbrook CC

Nutbrook CC 1st XI hosted Cutthorpe CC on Saturday afternoon, hoping to capitalise on the good start to the season they enjoyed the previous week.

Cutthorpe batted first and they lost an early wicket thanks to a catch from home wicket-keeper Andy Farmer off the bowling of Tom Bentley.

The visitors then progressed steadily towards the halfway mark of their alloted overs, before really starting to attack, and only two wickets from two balls from stand-in Nutbrook skipper Steven Sanderson, briefly threatened to slow the Cutthorpe innings down.

Rob Plested starred with the bat, hitting 129 in a total of 288 for 5, setting Nutbrook a stiff run chase.

Nutbrook were soon in trouble, wickets tumbling all around as Cutthorpe bowler Andrew Knowles tore through the Nutbrook batters, finishing on 6-29,

Only Danny Brooks offered any sort of resistance in finishing on 48 not out, as Nutbrook slumped to a final total of 109 all out.

Second XI

With Nutbrook 3rds out out of action, the second XI travelled to Trentside CC.

Trentside batted first and posted 206 for 7 with contributions from Clamp (97) and Butler (37).

Nutbrook struggled in reply and had to settle for the losing draw, finishing on 113 for 8

Youth

Nutbrook U15s met Long Eaton & Sawley in their first fixture of the season.

Sawley were restricted to 54 in their 20 overs , thanks to good bowling with Ben Gretton with two wickets and one apiece from Ryan McGrath, Matt Noon and Matt Smith.

In their reply Nutbrook lost their skipper Harry Cooke early on but were guided home by Jack Brewer (23 and Jonathan Taylor (18) to record a fine start to the season.

Both Nutbrook U11 sides met each other on Friday night in their opening fixture.

Nutbrook A batted first and scored 77 with fine innings from Franklin Henshaw (16) and Max Henshaw (14)

James Taylor with 1 for 7 off three overs formed part of a good performance from a young Nutbrook B attack.

Nutbrook B then batted and reached 28, which was a good performance in the face of an experienced Nutbrook A attack.

Franklin Henshaw starred with 4-11 and Victor Hartshorn took two wickets.