Rivals beat the rain to battle out a draw

Nutbrook batsman Max Magann aims to put more runs on the board as he went on to make an unbeaten 64 against West Hallam (NILA240514EG4)
Nutbrook batsman Max Magann aims to put more runs on the board as he went on to make an unbeaten 64 against West Hallam (NILA240514EG4)
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With most of the Derbyshire Cricket League programme decimated by rain at the weekend, local rivals Nutbrook and West Hallam White Rose managed to beat the elements and face each other on Saturday in Division Two.

In a match reduced to 27 overs per side, hosts Nutbrook ultimately claimed a winning draw after Hallam were unable to get near the target set.

Nutbrook batted first and started reasonably well despite losing opener Chris Palfreyman with the score on 23, bowled by James Lockhart for 14.

Aussie Max Magann came in at number three and his 64 not out would prove pivotal to Nutbrook’s cause as others fell around him.

Danny Brooks (18), Rich Henshaw (17) and Andy Farmer (11 not) were his only partners of note, three batsmen out for ducks as Nutbrook ended 138-8.

Peter Hort took 1-27, Lockhart 1-35, Carl Cruz 3-32 and Tom Brandrick 2-21.

Hallam’s reply soon became a rescue effort once opener Jeandre Ludick fell for 8 and Matt Tatler soon afterwards for nought.

The only men to hit double figures were Martin Brandrick (10), Tom Brandrick (13) and a useful unbeaten 16 from James Lockhart which helped see out the innings for West Hallam who eventually closed on 89-6.

Brooks was Nutbrook’s main man with the ball as he tood 2-23, Magann adding to his innings with 2-34 and Henshaw taking 1-19 as their side took the lion’s share of the points.