It’s honours even in tense derby double

Nutbrook v West Hallam  'Byron Haycock in batting action for West Hallam.
Nutbrook v West Hallam 'Byron Haycock in batting action for West Hallam.

Neighbours West Hallam White Rose and Nutbrook faced each other twice last weekend in league and cup matches - claiming a victory each.

At Nutbrook on Saturday in the league, home skipper Steve Sanderson put White Rose into bat but father and son openers Martin and George Brandrick got off to a good start, putting on 61 for the first wicket before Brandrick jnr was bowled by Michael Chambers for 40.

It was soon 61-2 as Matt Tatler was run out by Matt Wakefield for a duck, before Nutbrook introduced spin to the attack and Tom Brandrick was out lbw to Rich Henshaw for one in the 16th over to leave them 62-3.

Martin Brandrick was then run out by Ruan Markram for 22 and it was 69-4, but West Hallam came back with a fifth wicket stand of 47 between Bryon Haycock and Lee Barrow, ending in the 35th over when Barrow was caught by George Magdelano off the bowling of Henshaw for 18 and it was 116-5 after 35 overs.

A good sixth wicket stand between Tom Lockhart and Haycock ended when the former was caught by Henshaw off Chambers’ bowling for 26, but a late blast by Haycock (72 not out) and Carl Cruz (18 not out) took the score to 204-6 when the overs ran out.

Henshaw claimed 2-47 and Chambers 2-54.

Nutbrook’s reply got off to a bad start when opener Chris Palfreyman was out in the second over, lbw to James Lockhart, but Chambers and Markram set a second wicket stand of 75 before Markram was caught by Matt Tatler off the bowling of Peter Hort for 35.

Chambers and Bentley put on 30 before Chambers was caught and bowled by Tom Lockhart for 49 to leave Nutbrook 111-3 in the 24th over.

Henshaw then fell lbw to Cruz and Sanderson put on a brisk stand of 28 with Bentley who was caught and bowled by James Lockhart to leave it 180-6.

Magdelano was lbw to James Lockhart for a duck and with six overs left Ben Dawes joined his skipper and they put on 18 for the eighth wicket.

Adam Barrett went cheaply, lbw to Tom Lockhart, but last man Harry Duckles joined Sanderson and saw Nutbrook home with two balls to spare, Sanderson 45 not out.

James Lockhart took 5-74, brother Tom 2-43, Hort 1-40 and Cruz 1-17.

The two sides then reconvened on Sunday at Nutbrook for a 50 over Marston’s Smooth Trophy second round clash.

Hallam opted to bat first, Haycock and George Brandrick getting 35 in the first five overs before the latter was caught behind by Rich Henshaw off Markram’s bowling.

Tatler and Haycock put on 43 for the second wicket before Tatler was lbw to Chambers for 29 and then Haycock was bowled by Chambers for 30. Cruz soon went lbw to Dawes for a duck and Hallam were 103-4 in the 16th over.

A stand of 88 between Tom Brandrick and James Lockhart ended when Brandrick was caught by Markram off Duckles for 68, then the Lockhart brothers scored a brisk 24 before James was caught by Henshaw off Markram’s bowling for 33. The final score was 270, Karl Tingle’s late blast of 26 not out and Tom Lockhart’s 30 aiding the cause.

Markram took 3-63, Bentley 2-31 and Chambers 2-9.

Nutbrook openers Henshaw and Sanderson both departed early and at 21-3 they had no answer to the bowling of James Lockhart and Rob Lathbury.

Bentley with 21 and Chambers with 39 were the only two batsmen to get out of the 20s. Dawes got a good 15 but this time it was West Hallam’s day as Nutbrook were 129 all out in 36 overs.

Lathury took 3-22, James Lockhart 2-18, Tom Lockhart 2-17, Mark Hill 2-23 and 
Cruz 1-8.