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A half-century by Ben Lee was a highlight of a high-scoring affair between Hoveringham and Notts Unity Casuals, in Division B.

Hoveringham’s Lee hit six boundaries on his way to 75 off 98 balls. Fellow opener Richard Coleman  scored 45 and Murray de Banke 30 in a total of 197 for six.

Scott Shore and Stuart Walton did their best to limit Casuals’ run-chase by taking five wickets between them.

Shore took three and Walton two but the home side reached 198 for six.


Division C

Three players scored more than half of Fiskerton and Thurgarton 1sts’ runs in a five-wicket defeat at bottom-of-the-league Beeston and Toton Sycamore.

Captain Colin Cliff hit 14 while David Hedge, batting fifth, scored 23 off 50 balls as Fiskerton were all out for 92.

Beeston reached the target with five wickets to spare.

Good bowling by league leaders West Bridgfordians frustrated Caythorpe 2nds in a six-wicket win.

Tom Hart started well for Caythorpe with a quick 23 off 29 balls and Oliver Shelvey, batting fifth, hit three fours on his way to 18 as they were all out for 107.


Division D

An unbeaten century by Tim Snapes helped league leaders Bingham 1sts to a 109-run win over Ellerslie 2nds.

Snapes hit ten fours and a six for 109 off 118 balls as he carried his side to 209 for seven. No other Bingham player scored more than 20 runs.

In reply, all Ellerslie 2nds’ batting order scored fewer runs than Snapes.

Tom Rudman took four wickets, including two for a duck.

East Bridgford 1sts (79-3) won at Grantham by seven wickets after being set a target of 76.


Division E

A boundary-filled century by Ian Lane helped Caythorpe 3rds beat Kirkby Portland 2nds by five runs.

Lane hit 12 fours and three sixes on his way to a season-best 104, the second-best score of his South Notts League career.

Opening batsman Matt Watson had made 48 to help set the visitors a target of 206 for five.

In the reply, Ian Hart took three wickets as Kirkby Portland fell just short.


Division F

John Noall took seven wickets as Lowdham 1sts beat Lenton and Willoughby by 87 runs.

Danny O’Donnell hit eight boundaries on his way to 40 as Lowdham reached 134 for nine.

Lenton scored more in extras than any of their batsmen made as no one reached double figures.

Darren Smith scored 65 for Burton Joyce 1sts (133-9) as they beat Ravenshead (132-9) by a wicket.

Ali Hussain and James Lawson took three wickets apiece to restrict Ravenshead to 132. In reply, Stanton hit 20 to help Burton Joyce reach 133.

Flintham took 20 points after Caunton conceded.


Division G

Delroy Miller’s four wickets for Fiskerton and Thurgarton 2nds were in vain as they lost by five wickets to Kimberley Institute.

Akshay Kumar top-scored for Fiskerton with an unbeaten 32 to help his side to 134.

Mark Groom claimed five wickets for Oxton (62 all out) but it was not enough to beat Ruddington (73 all out).

Wicketkeeper Tim Herring (18) and Thomas Sisson (11) were the only players to make double figures as Oxton were dismissed for 62.


Division K

Bottom-of-the-league Caythorpe 4ths (110 all out) lost by five wickets to Kimberley Institute 4ths (111-5).

Captain Simon Park was out for a duck but opening partner Harry Lane did his best to recover with a quick 34 off 30 balls.

After a middle-order collapse, it was down to Carl Henshaw, batting ninth, to restore pride as he hit four fours and three sixes to make 44 and help his side to 110.


Division L

Bengal United needed just three overs to reach league leaders East Bridgford 2nds’ dismal total of 22.

Four East Bridgford players were out for a duck and three for one as the top scorer was Anser Mehmood with six.

RHP 1sts picked up 20 points after Radcliffe 3rds conceded.


Division M

THREE wickets for Tristan Hill was not enough as Bingham 2nds lost by 22 runs to Kirkby Portland 3rds.

Opening batsman Jacob Driscoll top-scored with 39 as Bingham reached 135 for seven.

Dale Reeve took four wickets as Burton Joyce 2nds lost to Lambley Village by four runs.

Philip Bowles (33) was top-scorer in Lambley’s 105.

Captain Gareth Johnson (37) was the top scorer in the run-chase, hitting four fours.

His side could only reach 101 for nine before running out of time.