Newark Advertiser Cricket
Newark Advertiser Cricket

Father and son Alan and Jack Goode helped RHP to return to winning ways with a two-wicket victory against Bengal United.

Chasing the visitors’ 166 for nine, RHP’s reply started badly when Paul Anderson was out without scoring, but the innings was rebuilt by 16-year-old Jack Goode and Robert Buckley.

When Buckley holed out to deep extra cover and another wicket fell, Alan Goode joined his son to add a vital 67 before Jack fell for 48, following up on his maiden century in a narrow defeat the previous week.

Alan Goode, who continued to lead the run chase with his maiden half-century (53) and injured captain Gary Lambert (with Jack Goode his runner) saw RHP over the line with five overs remaining.

Bengal batted first on a wicket offering assistance to the bowlers, with 15-year-old Tom Shephard troubling the opening pair and bowling well throughout to claim three for 26.

Veteran Dave Hatton also claimed three wickets as RHP went third in Division L.

Division C

Top-versus-bottom went with the form book as Farndon were left still searching for their first win after a 97-run defeat to visitors Fiskerton and Thurgarton.

It looked for a long time in the Fiskerton innings, however, as though the home side would claim that first victory.

Alan Richardson’s five for 57 from 13 overs reduced the leaders to 67 for seven after an opening stand of 33 between wicketkeeper captain Colin Cliff (31) and Dave Newby (20).

But number nine batsman Matthew Brown turned the game on its head. He added 67 for the eighth wicket with Ed Akers, who made 18, and then Brown helped to add a further 13 with the last two batsmen as Fiskerton totalled 147.

Brown struck seven fours and a six in his 48-ball unbeaten 65.

Farndon’s reply was equally dramatic. After reaching 46 for two, the home side collapsed to 50 all out as eight wickets fell for four runs

Aaman Singh was their chief tormentor, taking five wickets without conceding a run in 13 balls.

Opener James O’Leary top-scored with 22 for Farndon as six batsmen failed to trouble the scorers.

Caythorpe 2nds were bowled out in the 36th over for 112 as they chased Gotham Village 1sts’ 184 for nine.

Opener Daniel Mierkalns top-scored with 46 in the reply and Freddie King made 20.

Opener Jordan Harbottle hit four sixes and four fours in his 64 to give Radcliffe 2nds a good start against Hucknall 2nds, but after reaching 102 for three the home side slipped to 121 all out.

Stuart Mills claimed three for 21 from seven overs to reduce the visitors to 26 for three in reply, before Hucknall eased to victory in the 24th over.

Division D

Bingham raced to an eight-wicket win after dismissing visitors Grantham for 46.

Matt Spencer led the wicket-taking with three for 11 and Dave Morris and Alex Collins grabbed a couple apiece.

Extras was the top-scorer in the home side’s successful  run-chase with 23.

Division E

Extras was also the top score for Caythorpe 3rds (114) on 23 as they were defeated by nine wickets at West Bridgfordians 2nds.

Division F

Third-placed Caunton were destroyed by Basford Mill bowler Tom Bosworth, who took nine for 24 to dismiss the visitors for just 43 and send his side second.

Only Stuart Simpson with 16 made double figures for the visitors, who lost their first four wickets for two runs — with four of the first five batsmen failing to score.

Simon Potter took three wickets to give Caunton hope of an unlikely win as the home side were restricted to 28 for four before going on to complete a comfortable win.

Just two Lowdham batsmen reached double figures as they fell 34 runs short of victory while chasing Flintham’s 147 all out.

Number three Lloyd Naake top-scored with 45 and number eight batsman Sam Blacknall made 15 for the home side.

Flintham opening bowler Nicholas Winn claimed three for 21 from ten overs.

Earlier the visitors recovered from losing both openers for one apiece with Jonathan Arthur hitting a half-century before Ashley Graham ended their innings with three for 19.

Division G

Captain Jamie Lambourne and Ben Lambourne dominated for Whatton And Aslockton 1sts in their 72-run defeat at West Bridgford Legion 1sts.

The pair took seven wickets between them as ­Jamie claimed four for 24 late in the home innings of 169. Ben then top-scored with 34 in the unsuccessful run-chase with Jamie (12) and Alex White (25) the only other batsmen into double figures.

Division J

Hoveringham 2nds were bowled out for 62 inside 27 overs by visitors Hucknall 3rds. Tom Hunter struck three fours in a top score of 15.

Scott Balsher’s three for 34 and Rashid Akhtar’s two for 27 kept Hoveringham in contention before Hucknall won by four wickets.

Division K

Captain Andrew Duckmanton (28) and Richard Pinder (33) both hit five boundaries as Farndon 2nds were dismissed for 87 while chasing Kimberley Institute 4ths’ 184 for seven.