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Newark R&M claim first Newark Alliance win in two years

By Warwick Lane

Chris Miller and Tom Clarke complete a single for Southwell against Sherwood Casuals
Chris Miller and Tom Clarke complete a single for Southwell against Sherwood Casuals

Persistence paid off for Newark R&M as they won their first game in two seasons with a strong all-round performance against Lambley in the Newark Alliance Division Five.

Newark started well as openers Matthew Evans (93) and Ali Clarke (26) laid the platform for a total of 166 for eight.

Evans struck four boundaries and Clarke three.

The only other batsman to reach double figures was Mitch Doney with 11.

In reply, Lambley were bowled out for 84. Sam Partridge, Doney and Vimal Parambil all took two wickets and Simon Hodgson, Clarke, Luc Chignell and Jacob Partridge one apiece to contribute to the 82-run success.

Division One

Two centurions helped Collingham complete a 133-run victory in their clash with Madni 1sts.

Openers Jack Copley and Muhammad Naeem flayed the bowling to all parts, Copley scoring 132 and Naeem 107.

Both were dismissed, but 29 not out from David Coote ensured Collingham posted an imposing 306 for two from 35 overs.

Madni were restricted to 173 for eight in reply. Andrew Shaw took three for 44.

Division Two

A 44-run loss was suffered by Fiskerton and Thurgarton (167 all out) at Wilsons (211-8).

Division Three

Jack Sisson struck a determined 56 for Oxton in a six-wicket loss to visitors Beeston And Toton Sycamore 1sts.

Sisson, who hit six fours and one six, forged partnerships with Andrew Moran (28) and James Crudgington (27) to help Oxton reach 185 for seven.

Tom Sisson took two early wickets in the reply, but an unbeaten 117 from Mark Walsh was the difference.

An under-par batting performance saw Lowdham lose by six wickets to Kimberley Institute.

Top-scorer for Lowdham was Richard Ramsey with a counter-attacking 19 in the total of 91 all out.

John Noall and Adam Charles took two wickets apiece for the home side.

Division Four

Farndon were dismissed for 69 as they chased Nottingham Badshahs 2nds’ 205 all out.
Jacob and Alan Richardson both took two wickets for Farndon, whose top-scorer was John Esam with 19.

Tom Clarke batted through South-well’s innings, but still finished on the losing side against Sherwood Casuals.

He played an anchor role, scoring 52 from 93 balls, including three fours, as wickets tumbled around him.

Clarke found late support from Doug Wright, who hit a quick-fire 30 to take Southwell to 117 for nine.

Chris Stokes attempted to apply late pressure with the ball, taking three for 15, before Sherwood won with five balls to spare.


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