Nutbrook teams enjoy two big wins

Nutbrook enjoyed a good weekend with two 27-point wins and one defeat, despite missing 13 regular players.

The 1st XI travelled to Derby Rolls-Royce who won the toss and batted first.

With 14 on the board, skipper Steve Sanderson took the first wicket. This soon became 24-2 and then 25-3 after seven overs.

A fourth wicket stand between Ali and Khusnuid ended when Harry Duckles had Khusnuid caught by Chris Palfreyman for 32, the partnership worth 4. Matt Wakefield joined the attack and wickets fell fast, helped by two smart stumpings in one over and two runouts. It soon became 119-8. Max Magann ran out Ali for 46 and the innings ended in the 32nd over for 121. Matt Wakefield took 3-24 from ten overs and was the pick of the bowlers.

The Brook started very slowly, getting 41 from the first ten overs but openers Chris Palfreyman and Dan Brooks kept it all toogether until the 17th over when Brooks was run out for 19. Derby Rolls-Royce kept ringing the changes but with Palfreyman in great form, assisted by Max Magann, they reached the target in 26 overs to win by nine wickes. Palfreyman was not out 75 and Magann 20 not out.

The 2nd XI took on Wingerworth Sports with a depleted side, bowled first and took command of the proceedings.

They dismissed their high flying opponents for just 109. The pick of the bpwlers was Ben Dawes with 3-8 from seven overs, backed up by Adam Hutchings with 3-15.

The Brook lost their first wicket on 16 but a quick 18 from stand in skipper Lewis Haywood and Jon Taylor’s 28 steaded the ship.

A stand bewteen Ben Dawes and Craig Wilson saw the Brook home in the 34th over and gave them 27 points to lift them off the bottom of the table.

The 3rd XI was at home to Ilkeston Rutland 3rds. The opposition won the toss and asked a depleted Nutbrook to bat first.

The Brook reached 100 after 15 overs but Rutland fought back with good spells of bowling. However, the Brook dug in to reach 218 all out, with James Topliss scoring 47 and Adam Hodgekinson 32.

Wickets fell but the Rutland batsmen proved too strong and passed Nutbrook’s total with eight overs to spare.