Trentside frustrate Hallam WR

The first team travelled to Trentside looking to build on their early season success and found themselves again losing the toss and being asked to bat first.

Hallam had amassed 202-7 when they declared, Matt Tatler (70) and Tom Brandrick (44) the top scorers.

But rain had been falliung throughout the day and the match turned into a time gam.

With this in mind Trentside did everything possible to delay as much of the game as they could to prevent a result.

Trentside’s batting faltered and they began the desperate attempt to avoid being bowled out and closed on 149 for 7 from 42 overs, just three overs short of gaining a result.

The old adage of ‘catches win matches’ was appropriate here as Hallam dropped five catches in their search for 27 points.

Carl Cruz was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 for 37 from his ten overs.

Hallam’s 2nd XI tasted success again as they recorded a win against Clowne Town.

Bowling first, Hallam restricted Clowne to 148 for 9 with Lathbury again leading the bowlers with 3 for 44.

There was plenty of rain about so time was short and Hallam set off at a good pace with Bostock (79) and Rayton (35) leading the charge.

With this start Hallam cruised to victory in just 27 overs for the loss of five wickets.

Hallam’s third team were at home to Clowne and batting first were bowled out for 108 with only Swain (23) making it into the 20s.

It was always going to be a tough ask and Hallam’s bowlers fought well but Clowne passed the target after 41 overs.