A win for Newark R&M but losses for Southwell and Farndon in the South Notts Cricket League
There were mixed results for Advertiser area teams in cricket’s South Notts League on Saturday.
Newark R&M travelled to East Bridgford in Division C, where they reached their opponent’s total in just 30 overs.
East Bridgford were all out for 115 thanks to impressive bowling from Newark.
Matthew Evans took four for 17, K. B. Alex three for 35 and Jack Edwards achieving two for 24.
In reply, the Newark batters paced steadily towards their goal, losing only three wickets in the process.
Acting captain Robert Matchett hit 66 not out as the team reached East Bridgford’s total in just 30 overs.
Matthew Evans leads the team with the best bowling figures having bowled a five for 13 innings in an earlier match. Jack Edwards leads the team with most wickets taken at 13.
Newark R & M are fifth in the table and will face Flintham on Saturday at Inholms Gardens.
Struggling Southwell travelled to Ellerslie 2nds, also in Division C, where they suffered another loss.
Southwell won the toss and elected to bat.
Sam Barber top scored with 29 runs as the batting order collapsed for 116 all out.
Shoaib Aziz took five wickets for 37 runs in a good performance for Ellerslie.
In the reply, Southwell took the early wicket of Umair Aziz for four runs before a steady Mark Davis built a total of 42 not out.
A 43 run stint by Nick Hobbs, partnering with Davis, took Ellerslie to the target for an eight-wicket win.
Southwell remain second from bottom of the table and will take on division leaders West Bridgfordians 2nds at home this weekend.
In Division D, Farndon fell to a four-wicket defeat at Madni.
The home side won the toss and put Farndon into bat.
Dave Adwick top scored for Farndon with 42 before falling to an LBW decision off a ball delivered by Adeeb Javed.
The top batting order of Farndon didn’t get into the match and despite their best efforts were held to a modest run rate.
They were all out for 176 as Madni bowlers Hanzila Siddique and Raja Ansar claimed three wickets apiece.
Wicketkeeper Mehtab Ahmed was a constant threat to the Farndon side and managed to take the scalps of three visiting players.
It took the home side just 25 overs to reach the target for the loss of six wickets.
Farndon didn’t go down without a fight though, dismissing the opening batsman and later the Madni captain for ducks.
Dan Collington was the best with the ball for Farndon claiming two wickets for 17 runs.
Haseeb Javed top-scored for Madni with 73 before being bowled by Collington.
Farndon, who are seventh in the league, are due to have a home match against Thrumpton 1sts, who are one place below them, on Saturday.