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Action from the South Notts Cricket League

By Connor Thompson

Collingham 1sts (135 for one) beat Cavaliers and Carrington 2nd’s (132 all out) by nine wickets

It was heartbreak for Collingham, who finished as runners -up in the Division A.

The drama went down to the final day as Collingham chased down the newly-crowned champions Gedling Colliery before eventually losing the title by two points.

Collingham’s dreams of promotion and the Division A title relied on the league leaders Gedling losing to Clifton Village.

With the title in sight, and unaware of Gedling’s score, Collingham got off to a flyer.

Cavaliers’ openers were bowled out for one and 14 by Harry Sheppard and David Pipes respectively.

The wickets continued to fall as Pipes took another wicket, conceding just 19 runs.

Captain Ollie Dyson and Will Cousins also bowled impressively, each taking two wickets.

With the home side all out for 132, Collingham’s Seb Menzhausen top-scored with a half-century.

But Gedling’s victory meant it was in vain.

Collingham 2nds fell short against Gedling Colliery 2nds.

The nine-wicket loss confirmed their relegation.

Wicket-keeper Ross Taylor was Collingham’s highest scorer on 70 and captain Adrian Kitchen 44 in his side’s 166 for seven.

Balderton 1st’s (191 for five) beat Hoveringham 1st’s (188 all out) by five wickets.

A FIVE-WICKET win ensured Balderton returned to the top division.

Dan Pinfold took six wickets as Balderton opted to field first.

Chris Dobbie chipped in with three wickets for 20 runs as Hoveringham were all out for 188.

Steve Ryder was in top form as he opened the batting for Balderton, finishing as their top scorer with 85 from 144 balls and clocking up ten boundaries in the process.

With Balderton on 38-1, wicket keeper turned batsman Dominic Wiffin came in to partner Ryder and contributed 16 runs. before being out lbw andChris Dobbie hit 25 from 31 balls to help his side reach 191.

Balderton could win the title on Saturday when they face relegated Kirkby Portland 1sts.

Balderton 2nds’ final game against Division H title winners Chilwell 1st’s was cancelled meaning Balderton were fined a 20 point deduction.

As a result, they dropped from sixth to eighth place.

Action from Newark R&M 1sts versus Hickling in the South Notts League (4039203)
Action from Newark R&M 1sts versus Hickling in the South Notts League (4039203)

Newark Ransome & Marles 1st’s (168 for eight) beat Hickling 1st’s (164 for six) by two wickets.

Newark bounced back from a disappointing defeat to Bees-ton Toton and Sycamore 1st with a win over Hickling.

Bimal Parambil took three wickets to restrict Hickling to 164 for six.

Newark’s number eight Steve Kennewell was his side’s biggest hitter with 42 runs while captain Harry Atkinson struck 30.

Newark finished in fourth place, two points ahead of Farndon.

Southwell 1st’s (181 for six) beat Gedling & Sherwood 1st’s (142 all out) by four wickets.

TOP-ORDER batsmen Tim Green and Joe Fryer both hit half-centuries, clocking up 112 runs for Southwell in Division C.

Green hit 51 in 111 balls, including eight boundaries, before being bowled.

Captain Fryer had a host of partners as he hit 61 not out in his side’s 181 for six.

In the reply, David Rimmer took five for 35 while Sharath Rajan and Max Collins took two wickets apiece in Gedlings’ 142 all out.

Southwell’s final league fixture is at Caythorpe 2nds on Saturday.

Southwell 2nds finished their Division J campaign in seventh place after an eight- wicket win over bottom side Collingham 3rds.

Collingham’s opening batsman Jim King hit 102 before being caught and bowled by Stuart Grimley to help his side to 181 for three.

In reply, opening duo Adam Gell and Joe Wright hit 40 and 63, respectively for Southwell.

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