Seconds and thirds make it a hat-trick

Andrew Marlow's five-for was key to Sandiacre 2nd XI's victory.
Andrew Marlow's five-for was key to Sandiacre 2nd XI's victory.
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SANDIACRE’S second and third elevens added to the firsts’ victory over Ilkeston (see page 34) by also claiming wins at the weekend.

The second XI were in emphatic form, particularly with the ball, as they romped past Derby Congregational.

Batting first, Sandiacre weren’t hugely convincing in their innings, with no player managing to score more than 30.

That figure was achieved by Ally Leek, with Ben Ruhrmund (25) and Gareth Goodall (24) also among the higher scorers in the Sandiacre ranks.

At one point they were 92-5 and in some considerable trouble, but Matthew Shuttleworth and Andrew Marlow added 15 and 16 respectively late on to see Town to 154 all out.

Ian Gillott was top bowler for Derby Congs as he took 4-34.

In reply, Congs never looked like getting near their target as Sandiacre ripped through the order in ruthless fashion.

Marlow was the main tormentor, taking 5 for 39, four of his victims being clean bowled.

Goodall too was in fine form as his three wickets were achieved with the loss of just 11 runs, while Jono Clare added the other wicket to dismiss Gillott in only the 20th over and seal the victory.

Thirds

It was a similar story for the third XI as they too enjoyed a comfortable away victory, with Breadsall the victims.

The hosts batted first but were a wicket down with only eight runs on the board as Paul White had Bradley Garner caught by Iain Murfin, one of three catches from the Sandiacre wicket keeper.

Captain Chris Attwood also took three catches as the Sandiacre bowlers enjoyed a fine spell, Terry Froggatt in particular as he took 4 for 21.

Adrian Kirkham was top scorer with 31 and Halley Porkess notched 26, but all other Breadsall batsmen finished in single figures as they were all out for just 100.

Paul Chambers took 3 for 9, Paul White 2 for 45 and George Domleo 1 for 23.

The reply posed few problems for Sandiacre.

They’d reached 78 before Domleo became the only wicket to fell as he was out for 27, but Attwood’s half century (53) did the damage as Sandiacre eased home in 25 overs to claim 22 points.