Barrow’s century halts Hilton

Hallam played host to Hilton at Cock Orchard on Saturday.

Hallam found themselvesbatting first again and Tom Brandrick (17) got off to blistering start, hitting the first two balls for four, however this start was short-lived as he was out early.

Tim Hampton-Matehe (11) and Matt Tatler (29) scored steadily before Hampton-Matehe was run out, and after Martin Brandrick (10) came and went, Lee Barrow and James Lockhart came together with the score on 108-4.

Lockhart (30) played a good supporting role as Barrow put on a batting masterclass with a flawless 112 before getting out trying to accelerate the rate. Hallam had amassed 243 from their 46 overs.

Chris Trueman took the new ball and bowled a superb spell taking 3-41 from his 14. He was backed up by the rest of the attack as James Lockhart took three wickets and Barrow and Tom Lockhart two apiece to dismiss Hilton for just 133.

A depleted 2nd XI travelled to Nutbrook but struggled from the off.

With Nutbrook’s best bowler now plying his trade in Division Six, Lawson (35) and Fletcher (13) did well to blunt the new ball however the innings closed on a miserly 85-9 from 46 overs.

Hallam were missing strike bowler Tingle but Lathbury continued to impress, taking 2-11. There was a wicket each for Henshaw and Hill and a first second XI wicket for Harry Porter, but Nutbrook passed the target in 25 overs for the loss of five wickets.

The third XI were also at Nutbrook and, batting first, scored 168 with Hubbard scoring 51, and Dave Cooper, appearing to ensure a depleted team weren’t short, hit an unbeaten 24 to boost the total.

The bowling for Hallam fired from the off with Goulding taking four wickets, Swain three, Page two and Jack Lee one as Nutbrook were dismissed for 100.