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South Nottinghamshire League cricket round-up

A fine all-round performance from Jack Robbins helped Newark Ransome & Marles to their first victory of the South Nottinghamshire League season on Saturday.

Robbins took four wickets and scored 40 runs as the Newark side defeated Calverton by four wickets in Saturday's Division B clash.

The visitors had been bowled out for 157 after batting first with Robbins returning 4-36 from his 9.3 overs.

Jack Robbins took four wickets.
Jack Robbins took four wickets.

He was given solid support by Matthew Evans who claimed 3-40 while Viraj Manocha took 2-10 from six overs.

Roberts then formed a game-defining partnership with Robert Matchett as Newark recovered from 40-4.

They put on 71 runs for the fifth wicket and, after Robbins had departed, Matchett took over the mantle by plundering nine fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 71.

The second team went down by 80 runs in their Division H match at East Bridgford.

Harrison Faulkner claimed three wickets as East Bridgford finished their 40 overs on 207-9 after being put into bat.

However, the Ransome & Marles reply fell away after a strong start from openers Oliver Smith and James Tall.

Smith struck 23 and Tall top-scored with 51 while Reuben Straker made 22 but Newark lost their last four wickets for just one run as Muhammad Ashraf ripped through the lower order to finish with 4-16.

Farndon suffered their first defeat of the Division D season after a 27-run loss at Wollaton on Saturday.

They had restricted their hosts to 118-9 after winning the toss and putting Wollaton into bat.

Adam Baldwin was the pick of their bowling attack after a terrific 12-over spell of 5-9 which also featured seven maidens.

However, Farndon also struggled for runs in their reply and were dismissed for 91 despite Alex Youngman making 38.

A fine bowling performance from Jim McKay helped Farndon 2nds to a 62-run win over Bottesford in Division J.

McKay took 4-9 from his 10 overs which also included four maidens as Bottesford were bowled out for 72.

Robert Patterson returned 3-17 and Richard Burroughs took 2-17 for a Farndon side who had made 134 after batting first with Ian Robinson (38), Mark Everington (31) and Burroughs (22no) their chief contributors with the ball.

Southwell 2nds remain rooted to the foot of the table after a four-wicket loss at Burton Joyce Lions.

Josh Evans had top-scored with 23 as Southwell were shot out for 68 and he then took 3-1 from a three-over stint as the Lions secured the win despite losing six wickets.

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