Nutbrook firsts are frustrated at home by Tutbury

A weakened Nutbrook side hosted Tutbury on Saturday and earned a share of the spoils.

Inserted into bat first, Nutbrook’s best opening of the season saw Danny Brooks and Lewis Haywood put on 83 for the first wicket, Haywood eventually run out for 23.

Brooks soon followed, bowled for 50, before the middle order let the side down somewhat, with the exception of Matt Wakefield whose 58 not out helped Nutbrook close on 174-4.

Max Magann and Kev Flewitt opened the bowling, the first wicket falling when Wesson was run out.

Nutbrook then turned to spin and skipper Steve Sanderson ended a stand of 34 when Edwards was brilliantly caught by Haywood for 15 to leave the score at 61-2.

Wickets then fell steadily but opener Luffman was still there until Richard Henshaw’s spin accounted for him on 64, brilliantly caught by Magann who then took a wicket of his own. Henshaw ended on 4-28 and Sanderson 3-37, the last two batsmen holding out for a draw at 160-9.

Nutbrook 2nd XI travelled to Belper Amateurs who batted first, and Matt Noon with 5-20 helped reduce the hosts to 137 all out.

In reply, Nutbrook produced their worst batting display of the season, slumping to 85 all out to seal a comfortable win for Belper.

Nutbrook 3rd XI travelled to Mickleover with a depleted team.

Batting first, Nutbrook batposted 165 with skipper Gary Woods (69) top scoring.

In reply, Mickleover could only post 118, James Woods (5-18) starring with the ball to help Nutbrook to a fine win .

Nutbrook U13s, batting first against Ockbrook, posted 126, Franklin Henshaw (26 ), Joe Newnham (28) and Victor Hartshorn (25) top scoring.

In reply, a good bowling and fielding display restricted Ockbrook to 66 , ensuring an easy win for Nutbrook

Nutbrook U15s, batting first against Shipley, made 100 with James Woods (24), Alistair Hodgkinson (26) and Joseph Taylor (21) the pick of the batsmen.

Shipley were 93 all out, Joseph Taylor 4-12 helping Nutbrook to the win.