Nutbrook travelled the very short distance to Cock Orchard on Saturday as they took on local rivals West Hallam White Rose.
Skipper Steve Sanderson won the toss for the visitors and opted to bat first, but Chris Palfreyman was out in the third over, caught off the bowling of Peter Hort for nought..
Next to go was Max Magann, out LBW off the bowling of Carl Cruz to leave ‘Brook 21-2.
Danny Brooks soon followed, bowled by Cruz for 15, while Ryan McGrath on his first team debut batted soundly before he was out for 15 and at the half way stage Nutbrook looked in trouble at 53-4.
Sanderson and Dan Lever put on 36 before Lever was out for 12, caught off the bowling of Tom Brandrick.
Matt Wakefield then joined his skipper and a seventh wicket stand of 45 ended when Sanderson was out for 59, and Andy Farmer soon joined him after being run out.
Ben Dawes helped Wakefield put on 30 for the ninth wicket before Wakefield was out for 34, another to be bowled by Cruz.
Nutbrook were then all out for 178 when Dawes was run out, Cruz ending with 4-41.
West Hallam set off at a good pace until the tenth over when Tom Brandrick was bowled by Brooks for 20, before a 40-minute rain break meant it became a time game.
Nutbrook had to bowl a minimum of 17 overs from 7pm and straight after the re-start Martin Brandrick was LBW to Brooks for seven, 24-2 in the 11th over.
A third wicket stand of 65 between Matt Tatler and Jeandre Ludick looked to have put Hallam on top but Farmer caught Ludick, playing his last game before returning to South Africa, off Rich Henshaw’s bowling.
Tatler was then bowled by Harry Duckles for 22 and Cruz was out for nought to leave Hallam 102-6.
A short stand of 30 for the sixth wicket between Martin Bostock and Tom Fletcher ended when Fletcher was bowled by Henshaw for 13, and Bostock soon followed, caught off the bowling of Brooks for 20.
Time was called in the 35th over with West Hallam on 145-7, Henshaw taking 3 for 18 and Brooks 3 for 25 as both teams took 13 points.
Nutbrook and West Hallam’s second XIs also met with Nutbrook victorious.
West Hallam batted first and were 118 all out, James Lockhart 30 not out but Chris Goring’s 5 for 36 proving crucial along with Jack Brewer’s 3 for 20.
Nutbrook struggled initially but passed their target with three wickets remaining despite James Lockhart’s 5-44 and Tom Lockhart’s 2-21.
Nutbrook thirds hosted Spondon with the home side making an impressive 226-6, Gary Whitehead top scoring with 81.
Spondon reached 212-8 before time ran out, Dan Kerry with 4 for 53 to add to 43 not out with the bat.