Rain curtails Nutbrook’s efforts but seconds storm to a fine away victory

Nutbrook first XI entertained South Wingfield CC in a rain affected match which was ultimately abandoned due to time constraints.

But that wasn’t before Nutbrook smashed 214 off only 36 overs before declaring in an effort to force a result, skipper Michael Chambers continuing his rich vein of form with a century, finishing on 121, and Adam Lever 56.

But the umpires called a halt to the proceedings with South Wingfield 154-4, Nutbrook going away with 13 points and South Wingfield 11.

Second XI

Nutbrook seconds powered into the promotion reckoning with a cracking win at Castle Donington.

Danny Brooks hit another century (102) as Nutbrook finished on 236.

Donington in their reply, struggled with Chris Goring (4-39 and Dan Lever (4-12) the pick of the Nutbrook attack as the visitors recorded a comfortable win.

Third XI

The thirds saw their match at Ambergate called off due to a waterlogged pitch.


Nutbrook U17s had two fixtures as they rounded off their season in style.

First they faced a local derby against West Hallam who batted first, Harry Cooke, Jack Brewer and Dan Lever getting three wickets each as West Hallam made 110.

In Nutbrook’s reply Lever hit another half century, retiring on 52, and Matt Noon was left to hit the last ball for four to seal victory.

In their second match of the week Nutbrook visted Elvaston.

Elvaston batted first making 112, Ryan Mcgrath with 4-12 returning the best figures.

Nutbrook cruised to victory with Lever’s 46, McGrath’s 19 and Cooke’s 20 helping their cause..

Nutbrook U15s visited Spondon and made 139 with Jack Brewer hitting 40.

Spondon could only make 116 in reply, Jono Taylor with two wickets as Nutbrook cruised to victory.

Nutbrook U13s hosted Spondon who could only muster 33 thanks to a good bowling performance from the hosts, captain James Woods with two wickets.

Nutbrook recorded an easy victory with James Kibble (11) top scoring.

Nutbrook U11 A hosted Ockbrook and piled on the runs with Franklin Henshaw (24), Joe Newnham (17) and Lewis Hatton (16) contributing to a score of 117.

Ockbrook in reply could only muster 23, Eleanor Gregory the pick of the bowlers with 1-4 off three overs.

Nutbrook U11 B travelled to Sandiacre.

Nutbrook made 49, James Taylor’s 10 the top score in a very good display by the young Nutbrook batting line-up.

In their reply Sandiacre were rocked by an early wicket, with good work from twins Dan and Luke Cox resulting in a run out, whilst further wickets from Reece Widdowson and James Taylor put further pressure on the home side.

The outcome was in doubt until the final ball of the match, Sandiacre finally ensuring the win.