72-run defeat for West Hallam in local derby

West Hallam WR and Shipley Hall met in a local derby on Saturday in Division Three of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.

Shipley Hall eventually came out on top, winning by 72 runs to take the maximum 27 points from the encounter, while West Hallam gained six.

West Hallam won the toss and asked their opponents to bat first.

Shipley started slowly and lost Ryan Buckley, caught at 19 and Mark Starr bowled at 25.

Marinus Gouws and Paul Aldred increased the scoring rate and put on a stand of 40 before Gouws was caught by Tom Brandrick.

Neil Parkin joined Aldred and at drinks Shipley had moved on to 75-3.

Aldred was eventually lbw to James Lockhart for 31, which included six fours. His total turned out to be the best score of the day.

Ryan North, joined Parkin, starting slowly before hitting four fours and a six in 29 from 33balls and taking the score to 138.

Tom Starr joined Parkin and they both continued to attack the bowling, Parkin being caught at the wicket for 22 and Starr bowled by Martin Brandrick for 16.

The tail enders added 30 vital runs as Shipley were bowled out for 186 in the 46th over.

James Lockhart with 3-38 and Martin Brandrick with 4-33 were the most successful bowlers.

West Hallam’s reply suffered a bad start as Tom Brandrick was caught at the wicket off the second ball and Matt Tatler was bowled for ten by Matthew Murfin to make it 11-2.

Timothy Hampton-Matehe and Martin Brandrick battered to restore the innings and added 37 before Hampton-Matehe was bowled for ten by Paul Aldred.

Steve Rayton joined Brandrick, and batted steadily until lbw to Paul Aldred for nine and Martin Brandrick, who had kept West Hallam going, was out lbw to David Farnsworth for 24. In the same over, Martin Bostock was out second ball to a catch that struck the keeper and then first slip Paul Aldred snapped it up with his left hand.

West Hallam were 74-6 at drinks. James Lockhart and Jack Porter grafted for eight overs before Lockhart was caught at the wicket by Neil Parkin for ten.

Porter, was joined by Christian Hardy, who batted through another seven overs until the last three wickets fell in the 37th and 38th overs. Matthew Murfin bowled Hardy and Porter.

Peter Hort hit a couple of lusty blows and was bowled by Paul Aldred for ten as West Hallam were all out for 114.Murfin took 4-41, Aldred 3-10 and Farnsworth 2-23.


Nutbrook 1sts faced a much changed Denby 2nds side at the Brook on Saturday in Division Two of the DCCL.

The home side welcomed back all-rounder Rich Henshaw for a match where Denby won the toss and asked Nutbrook to bat.

They got off to a solid start with openers Danny Brooks and Max Magann putting on 58 before Brooks was out for a very good 47. They soon lost a second wicket when Jon Taylor was bowled but a brisk knock of 22 by skipper Steve Sanderson put the Brook back on track with opener Magann still there. They lost two more wickets, including Magann for a very good 43, before an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 95 between Rich Henshaw (69 not out) and Chris Palfreyman (32) took the score to 245-6. Gary Creswell was the pick of the Denby bowlers with 4-65.

Denby started slowly and it soon became clear that they wanted a draw. Anil Brie and Ian Glenn put on 51 before Brie was brillantly run out by Ben Dawes with a direct hit after making 30. Ian Glenn made 36 before being caught in the deep by Danny Brooks to make it 105-4.

Denby made it 150-6 from their 46 overs. Rich Henshaw followed his 69 not out with 3-31 from 14 overs. Nutbrook took 18 points from the game.

Nutbrook 2nd XI made the long trek to face Clay Cross CC. Batting first, Nutbrook posted 225-8 , as Adam Brooks (75) and John Wilson (40) were amongst the runs.

In reply Clay Cross never entertained chasing the target, finishing on 140-4.

Nutbrook 3rds faced Codnor. Helped by skipper Gary Wood’s 110, Nutbrook posted 188. In reply, despite David Tatham with 4-54 , Codnor reached the target, finishing on 189-6 with only a few balls to spare.