Steady display sees Hallam get first win

West Hallam secured their first win of the season on Saturday to move into second spot in Division Three.

Visitors Tutbury batted first and had opener Kamal Manek to thank as he carried his bat for a not out 74 as his side ended on 150-9 in their 46 overs.

Just nine runs were on the board when Matthew Edgerton found the hands of Tom Brandrick off Peter Hort’s bowling, Paul Edwards following soon afterwards as the first of three catches from wicket keeper Matt Tatler, James Lockhart the bowler on his way to taking 4-48.

Tutbury got to 56-2 but that soon became 58-5 as Rob Ellerington, Craig Watson and James McCombe were out in quick succession, Lockhart claiming all three wickets and Tatler’s gloves aiding two of them.

Tom Bowring joined Manek to take the score to 100 before he was caught by Hort off Lee Barrow’s bowling for 20, and despite Kurtis Smith’s 21 helping Tutbury to 139 they would only score 11 more runs as three more wickets fell, Barrow and Jeandre Ludick doing the honours as Tutbury closed on 150-9.

Hallam scored steadily throughout their replay with several players contributing useful innings.

Openers Ludick and skipper Martin Brandrick made 44 for the first wicket before Ludick was out fo 35, replacement Tatler following soon afterwards for 7 and then Brandrick for 10 to leave Hallam 57-3.

Tom Brandrick steadied the ship with 24 alongside Lee Barrow whose 26 proved crucial as the hosts made it over the line in 29 overs.

The second XI’s game at Matlock was cancelled due to the weather, while the thirds’ match at Stanton Elks was abandoned - details on the left.

Shipley Hall

In a DCCL Division Three match badly affected by rain in cold blustery conditions, Shipley gained a creditable draw at Derby Congs on Saturday.

James Cokayne was the star performer for Shipley, hitting 42 not out and taking 3-10 in just a couple of overs.

Shipley won the toss and asked the opposition to bat first.

James Parkin grabbed an early wicket but opener Stanwell continued a good innings and made 42 before being caught by Neil Parkin to give James Parkin his second wicket.

Ayaz then hit 24 and Waseem 18 but Tom Starr took both of their wickets in a useful spell.

When Rehman came to the wicket, he soon declared his intentions and hit a succession of sixes and fours.

He scored an aggressive 84 before being caught by Neil Parkin off the bowling of James Cokayne.

Murfin also grabbed a wicket and Derby Congs were then obliged to declare at 204-8 off 44 overs, with the time factor coming into the equation.

Shipley were only able to bat for 24 overs in their innings due to the weather and poor light.

They lost three wickets in that time but Cokayne hit 42 not out supported by Mark Starr (11 not out) and the draw was a foregone conclusion.

Derby Congs earned 12 points to Shipley’s ten.