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Collingham Cricket Club easily dispatch Cuckney as they win by six wickets at Dale Field and extend winning run to four in a row in the Division Two of the Nottingham Cricket Board Premier League



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It is a case of moving on up for Collingham as they continue to turn around the second half of their season in Division Two of the Nottingham Cricket Board Premier League.

They easily dispatched Cuckney, winning by six wickets as they restricted the away team to only 148 runs.

Play in action. Image by Rob Currell. (58401292)
Play in action. Image by Rob Currell. (58401292)
The scoreboard at Collingham. Image by Rob Currell. (58401354)
The scoreboard at Collingham. Image by Rob Currell. (58401354)
Collingham take to the field. Image by Rob Currell. (58401216)
Collingham take to the field. Image by Rob Currell. (58401216)

It was an achievable run chase for Collingham and they reached the target in under 28 overs with the loss of only four wickets.

The team has now won their last four games in a row.

“It was another good win,” said Collingham captain, Oli Dyson.

“They [Cuckney] are one of the biggest teams in the county.

“They are a lot stronger than they were earlier in the season.”

Club professional Supan Madusanka and fellow Collingham bowler Andrew Laughton mirrored each other’s efforts as they both achieved three wickets for 24 runs.

They were the best bowlers on the day for the home side.

Collingham have turned their season around. Image by Rob Currell. (58401351)
Collingham have turned their season around. Image by Rob Currell. (58401351)

Harry Sheppard and Max Shenton also bowled well, achieving two wickets for 20 and two wickets for 27 runs respectively as the bowlers ripped through the Cuckney batting line-up.

Will Bircumshaw was best with the bat for Cuckney, hitting 37 before being taken LBW by Madusanka.

Cuckney were all out in just over 47 overs before Collingham went into bat.

Dale Field normally draws a good crowd to watch the Collingham side. Image by Rob Currell. (58401219)
Dale Field normally draws a good crowd to watch the Collingham side. Image by Rob Currell. (58401219)

“We were chasing 148, it might have looked easy on paper but cricket isn’t always so straightforward,” said Dyson.

Cav King continued his consistent form scoring a nice opening 23, including four fours before being caught.

“Cav has had a very good year with bat and gloves,” said Dyson.

Jacob Fisher scored a lovely 33 before being caught off a Mark Langford delivery by Jake Tong.

The Collingham captain again set the example with 59 not out, following up from last week where he posted 61 not out in the victory against Thoresby Colliery.

His innings included eight fours and two sixes.

Collingham fielding. Image by Rob Currell. (58401289)
Collingham fielding. Image by Rob Currell. (58401289)

And just like last week, it was young Ben Jones who supported his captain in guiding the team across the line for the win with 14 not out.

“It’s nice to go four from four. We have put in a lot of hard work this season,” said Dyson.

“We were a bit unlucky early on but we have turned things around these last few games.

“Hopefully with the last three games of our season, we can get more points,” said Dyson.

The club is also having success elsewhere with their seconds potentially fighting for promotion in Division E.

“It would be good for the seconds to get up, they would be closer to us and that would be beneficial for the club,” said Dyson.

Collingham now sits in mid-table, in seventh.

They take on Balderton away on Saturday at 11.30 am.

“We are looking forward to playing Balderton.

It’s not the easiest place to play but we are confident,” said the Collingham captain.



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