Depleted Nutbrook earn honourable draw at Denby

A depleted Nutbrook side visited Denby seconds without their skipper and three other first teamers, managing to secure a losing draw.

Nutbrook won the toss and bowled first but received a huge blow when keeper Andy Farmer damaged his back first ball and Nutbrook had to field with ten men for the rest of the innings, Rich Henshaw and Harry Cooke sharing keeper duties.

Denby lost their first wicket on 18 when Ani Bria was bowled by Max Magann for 14, but the hosts batted steadily with Ross Perry-Taylor making 65, Mark Payne 38 and the middle order all making double figures to reach 222-7, aided by 37 extras.

Magann was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 55.

Nutbrook started their innings well with Danny Brooks (44) and Alex Butler (23) putting on 42 for the first wicket, but then the next batsmen only made a total of seven runs.

A stand of 48 between Brooks and Henshaw gave Nutbrook some home, Brooks eventually run out leaving Henshaw (40 not out) and Chris Palfreyman to rescue the innings and help Nutbrook finish on o162-8 giving them eight points.

Nutbrook 2nd XI entertained Clay Cross who batted first, good bowling from the home side meaning the visitors found it difficult to score runs.

Skipper Mark Witham took 3-11 and Chris Goring 3-40 as Clay Cross posted 142-8.

In reply Nutbrook lost both openers with the total still a way off, but a century partnership from Jack Brewer (38) and Ryan McGrath (63 not out) guided Nutbrook home.

Nutbrook 3rd XI welcomed Codnor who posted 232 -3 batting first.

In reply, despite a fine innings from Gary Whitehead (48), Nutbrook slumped to 122 all out.

The under-13s posted 118-0 against Stainsby, Henshaw and Yallop with 26 each, Stainsby only making 57-2 in reply.

The under-11s also won at Stainsby, Luke Cox top scoring as Nutbrook posted 253 before they then reduced the hosts to 209-6, Daniel Cox the pick of the attack.

The under-11s then beat Shipley, Luke Cox again top scoring.