West Hallam hosted Chesterfield 2nd XI in a mid-table clash and had to battle hard for a losing draw.
Chesterfield posted a score of 190 for 8 which was disappointing for West Hallam after having them 96 for 7 at one stage.
Kristian Tingle finished with 3-48 and Lee Barrow 3-40.
A bad start to the hosts’ reply saw them lose two wickets in the first four overs.
Once again the middle order chipped in with starts but when reduced to 74 for 7, it was left for Barrow and Ollie Hubbard to dig in and earn a losing draw
They helped the score on to 111 for 7 with Barrow finishing 32 not out.
Both sides were previously without a win but West Hallam recorded a vital victory over Belper Meadows.
Belper scored 122 before being bowled out in the last overs.
Rob Lathbury took 5-22, Simon Walker 2-36 and Anthony Henshaw 3-29.
A couple of wickets fell early, and at 12 for 2 Simon Walker (51) came to the crease and steered West Hallam to 95 for 4 with Anthony Henshaw also chipping in with 22.
A mid-innings collapse saw the score move to 102 for 9.
James North and Jeff Lockhart were left at the crease and North saved West Hallam, hitting the boundary five times to reach 21 not out and surpassing the target to secure a win.
Coming up against a strong Ambergate side, Roy Ling’s men were made to fight to avoid defeat.
Ambergate batted first and posted 281 for 4 before declaring after 44 overs.
Ryan Tingle, Richard Harris, Sam Tatler and Ling all picking up a wicket each.
In reply, West Hallam never got going and finished 114 for 7 with Rob Palfreyman’s 38 not out the only notable contribution.