West Hallam produce two comfortable victories

Tom Brandrick is pictured batting for West Hallam during their win over Chesterfield.
Tom Brandrick is pictured batting for West Hallam during their win over Chesterfield.
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West Hallam White Rose’s first XI had both league and cup success this weekend, winning their games with minimal fuss.

Saturday saw second-placed Chesterfield, who had won all of their games so far, travel to Cock Orchard.

With Tommy Lockhart winning the toss, Hallam were bowling first.

Chesterfield started well, however Peter Hort found the breakthrough and from 38-1 Chesterfield capitulated to 78 all out.

Hort took 3-24, James Lockhart 3-4 from seven overs and Tommy Lockhart and Lee Barrow two each.

Tom Brandrick and Tim Hampton-Matehe wasted no time in rattling off the runs needed in just ten overs with Brandrick the main destroyer scoring 61 not out.

Sunday’s cup match was away to Elvaston and Hallam’s first without Captain Tommy Lockhart.

Matt Tatler took the reins and started by losing the toss and being asked to field first.

Elvaston never really got going and were bowled out for just 77. Hort took 4-23, James Lockhart 3-11, Barrow two and Carl Cruz bowled well and was unlucky to pick up just one wicket.

Again Brandrick set about the bowling, quickly blasting 33 before running past a straight one.

Cruz then lost his wicket but Hampton-Matehe and Tatler saw the team home to ensure Hallam progress to the quarter-finals.

l The second XI didn’t leave the village for the local derby with Nutbrook’s 2nds.

When Lockhart lost the toss and was asked to bat he knew his team needed to post a challenging total due to the opposition’s batting threat.

Rayton and Bostock set about the task superbly, Bostock falling for a well-made 47.

Rayton continued his one man assault on the bowling and batted through for a fine unbeaten 98 and, well supported by the batsmen around him, Hallam posted a challenging 203-7.

At tea the game was by no means over, however it was made clear early that Nutbrook had no intention of chasing the target as the batting threat never materialised and the game ended with Nutbrook closing on 117-5, gifting Hallam a winning draw.