SANDIACRE Town’s impressive league form continued as theycomfortably disposed of home side Quarndon on Saturday.
The win put Town third in the table as they recover from a disappointing start, helped largely by a formidable score of 274 posted by the batsmen.
James Chapman (39) and Charlie Ault (30) provided a solid base in the shape of a 62-run opening stand and then Derbyshire’s Chesney Hughes (91) quickly took the game away from the hosts.
He belted seven sixes and four fours during a 72-ball exhibition and it meant that late wickets for both Sam van Daesdonk (4-70) and Muhammad Sultan (3-72) were merely consolation.
The last three wickets to fall were all stumpings - Harry Clamp doing the business off van Daesdonk’s bowling.
In reply, Quarndon lost James Ede and Sultan cheaply and worse was to follow.
Further wickets for Ryan McFadyean (2-13), Dan Wheeldon (2-22) and John Jordison (3-13) saw the home side slump to 38 for 6 and there was to be no way back.
Ben Spendlove (13) had resisted for a time but only two other players, Sam Clamp (11) and Kevin Hollis (15), managed to join him in double figure contributions as Quarndon finally crashed to 78 all out.
Jono Clare (2-21) and Oliver Uffindall (1-4) delivered the final blows.
* Sandiacre’s second XI were beaten at home by Ambergate by 84 runs, Tom Priestley’s 39 the top score as they were 117 all out chasing a target of 202.
*The third XI enjoyed a win at Selston Town by six wickets. The hosts were bowled out for 159, and Parveen Chandran’s 58 helped them to victory in reply.