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Collingham Cricket Club are setting the pace in Division Two of the Nottinghamshire Premier League

Collingham are the only side left in Division Two of the Nottinghamshire Premier League with a 100 percent record after chalking up their fourth win of the season on Saturday.

They defeated Cavaliers and Carrington by seven wickets and are currently top of the table in the early season standings.

Umer Waheed was the star of the Collingham show on Saturday with an excellent all-round performance.

Balderton opener Ryan Charlesworth at the crease. Photo: Rob Currell
Balderton opener Ryan Charlesworth at the crease. Photo: Rob Currell

Hosts Cavaliers and Carrington had elected to bat first after winning the toss and were soon in trouble at 24-3 as Adam Mendham trapped two batters leg before while John Miller bowled opener Huzayl Bhutta.

However, Shaharyar Aslam and Shivsinh Thakor resurrected the Cavaliers and Carrington innings with a 101-run stand for the fourth wicket.

It was eventually broken when Mendham claimed his third leg before wicket when Thakor fell for 35.

Wickets then tumbled at regular intervals with Burhan Alam and Miller taking one apiece before Waheed took centre stage.

He took the vital wicket of Aslam after the Cavaliers and Carrington top scorer was bowled for 73 before ripping through the lower order to finish with 4-26 from eight overs.

Mendham returned 3-31 from his nine overs while Miller took 2-36 from a 10-over stint as Cavaliers and Carrington were dismissed for 167.

Jack Copley cracked a couple of boundaries to get the Collingham reply off to a swift start before he fell for nine which brought Waheed out to join Joe Saxelby.

They took the score past the half-century mark before Saxelby was bowled by Muhammad Usman for 14.

Captain Alam added a further eight until he was bowled by Muhammad Yasar which saw Ben Jones arrive to form a match-winning stand with Waheed.

They put on an unbroken partnership of 85 runs for the fourth wicket to see Collingham home in the 39th over.

Waheed hit seven boundaries in his 75 not out while Jones plundered six fours in his unbeaten 39 as Collingham continued their fine start to the season.

They host Balderton in a derby duel at Dale Field on Saturday with the visitors looking to bounce back after successive defeats.

Balderton went down to an 88-run defeat in their home match with Clifton Village on Saturday and found themselves 10th in the 12-team division.

Aaron Charlesworth had led the home attack with 4-39 from an eight-over spell as Clifton Village were bowled out for 198 after electing to bat first.

Alex Dickinson and Scott Barnsdale both bagged a brace each while Ryan Charlesworth and Daniel Pinfield picked up a wicket apiece.

Kirsten Cowlishaw was Clifton Village's top scorer with 41 while the top order of Ross Carnelley, Charlie Morris and Matthew Lamb all made 33, 32, and 34 respectively.

Balderton got their reply off to a solid start with Ryan and Aaron Charlesworth putting on 65 runs for the first wicket.

However, when Ryan Charlesworth was caught by Cowlishaw off the bowling of Morris for 14, the Balderton wickets started to tumble.

Aaron Charlesworth was the fourth wicket to fall after he had made 48 but Morgan Mullen was the other batsmen to make double figures as Morris and Suman Shrestha steamed through the order.

Morris picked up 5-20 from 10 overs which also featured four maidens while Shrestha's 5-19 from his 9.5-over sting ensured Balderton were bowled out for 110.

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