West Hallam build on good start to beat Rolls

West Hallam White Rose enjoyed a successful weekend with victories in both league and cup.

They hosted Rolls Royce Leisure at Cock Orchard and having won the toss put the visitors into bat.

Things started well with Rolls reduced to 2 for 2 early on, both openers out for just a run between them.

But Saiprasad Kamuni would prove a somewhat tougher nut to crack and smashed 88 off just 63 balls to help take the score to 118,before he was out lbw to Lee Barrow.

From that point on Rolls Royce struggled to make any major leeway although Akash Patel hit 38 before being caught behind by Matt Tatler off Tom Brandrick’s bowling to be the sixth man to fall, others having gone cheaply before him.

Rolls were eventually bowled out for 173 with Peter Hort taking three late wickets to round off his haul of 4 for 46. Barrow ended with 3 for 29, Brandrick 2-11 and Carl Cruz 1 for 49.

The Hallam reply was based on a good innings from opener Tom Brandrick who made 47 before falling with the score on 78, Martin Brandrick having been the first wicket to fall on 29.

Matt Tatler and Jeandre Ludick then took the bull by the horns. Tatler made 30 and Ludick 56 from 55 balls to move Hallam to within touching distance of victory.

That was secured despite a late collapse which saw them fall from 156-5 to 167-8, Barrow and Hort seeing the home side over the line in 42 overs.

On Sunday, Hallam took part in the T20 Cup Group D matches but despite beating Eckington in the semi-final on run rate, rain meant they couldn’t play in the subsequent final - the other semi-final between South Wingfield and Nutbrook being cancelled.

Batting first, West Hallam made 178-7 from their 20 overs, opener Tom Brandrick with 68 and Lee Barrow 39 the highlights.

Only seven overs of Eckington’s reply were bowled, Peter Hort removing opener Spencer Hunt but the rain soon arriving to deny Eckington the chance to improve on their 62 runs - their run rate not enough to claim the win.

The remainder of the Group D games will now be played at a later date.

Nutbrook

Nutbrook’s first XI had Aston-on-Trent as visitors and opted to bat first.

A slow start by openers Chris Palfreyman and Adam Barrett saw Nutbrook get to 22 when Palfreyman was lbw to Chaudry for 15. Barrett followed in the next over, stumped off the bowling of Ali for five, and it got no better as Max Magann was Ali’s next victim to leave Nutbrook 26-3 in the 12th over.

That soon became 35-6 in the 20th over when Danny Brooks, Steve Sanderson and Richard Smith were all out without troubling the scorers.

With the score on 43 Rich Henshaw was bowled by Ali for a hard-earned 15 but a stand of 56 between Dan Lever and Matt Wakefield took the score to 99 before Wakefield was run out for 40. Andy Farmer then joined Lever and took the score to 115 before the latter was out for 21.

Farmer and Harry Duckles took the score to 137 before the innings closed in the 43rd over, Farmer not out 26 - his best knock of the season so far.

Nutbrook got off to a great start in Aston’s reply as Magann had Ahmed out second ball and then, witih the score on 12, Magann struck again with Habib caught by Lever for three.

Aston batted strongly and the third wicket fell on 58 when Wakefield had Ali caught by Lever for two, followed by Sohail caught by Magann off the bowling of Wakefield for 37.

At 82-4 in the 14th over, a fifth-wicket partnership of 48 between Saleem and Shabir got Aston home in the 24th over.Magann ended with 2 for 47 and Wakefield 2 for 15.

Nutbrook’s second XI visited Wirksworth seconds who asked Nutbrook to bat first.

Lewis Haywood scored 35 and was the only man to make any headway against the bowling of Jimmy Redfern who took 6 for 46 and Josef Whitfield 3 for 24 as the innings closed on 113 all out.

Wirksworth reached the target in 26 overs with three wickets down.

The third XI batted first at Calow and Daniel Kerry’s 85 was the highlight of their 191-9.

Calow were all out for 108, James Woods taking 3 for 9, Joe Taylor 2 for 11, Gary Whitehead 2 for 7 and Drew Noon 1 for 24, 13-year-old Joe Newnham taking two catches as he kept wicket.