Joy then despair for Nutbrook in league and cup

Nutbrook’s first XI had a mixed weekend with a league win followed by defeat in the Marston’s Smooth Trophy quarter-final.

On Saturday Nutbrook hosted South Wingfield without three key players, the visitors batting first and reaching 22 before Colclough was bowled by Danny Brooks (1-41).

After Max Magann (3-53) bowled Shuttleworth wickets fell quickly, Wingfield eventually ending on 149-7. Adam Brooks took 2 for 29 and Matt Wakefield 1 for 23.

Nutbrook got off to a poor start in reply with Lewis Haywood out third ball and Ben Eaton for 11.

Harry Cooke and Chris Palfreyman took over to put on 107 for the third wicket and despite his innings ending for 43 and Cooke’s for 45, Nutbrook got home with five wickets to spare, although they were deducted two points for a slow over rate.

In the cup against Alfreton on Sunday, Nutbrook had five first teamers missing but managed 154 all out, Steve Sanderson’s outstanding 96 the highlight, including six fours and eight sixes.

But Alfreton eased home without losing a wicket to claim a ten wicket win.

Nutbrook 2nd XI travelled to Cromford and posted 268-6 , Ryan McGrath with 86 and Jack Brewer 95 top scoring.

In reply, Cromford settled for 173-7, skipper Mark Witham with 3-14 the pick of the bowlers in a winning draw for Nutbrook.

Nutbrook 3rd XI were 123 all out at Sawley but an unbelievable bowling display from James Toplis, who took eight wickets for just seven runs, saw the hosts collapse to just 53 all out.

Nutbrook U13s played Sawley and posted 87, Victor Hartshorn (26) top scoring . Sawley slumped to 65 all out, Franklin Henshaw’s 3-15 and Alex Baker’s 3-5 helping Nutbrook to the win

Nutbrook U12s made 98-2 against Sandiacre, Luke Cox with 31 and Joe Newnham 30, but Sandiacre batted well to win the game.

Nutbrook U15s amassed 167 against Ilkeston Rutland, Alistair Hodgkinson (50) and skipper James Woods (51) amongst the runs. In reply a couple of wickets from Lewis Smith helped restrict Ilkeston to 91.

Nutbrook U17s easily beat Spondon who were bowled out for 68, Ryan McGrath taking 4-18 and Harry Duckels 3-14 before Jonny Taylor’s 27 helped Nutbrook to victory.