Eight wicket win for the Ordsall men on day one

Ordsall Bridon picked up full points on the opening day of the Bassetlaw Cricket League Championship season, thumping Cuckney II by eight wickets.

The win came chiefly thanks to the bowling of Tim Miles, who cleaned up the hosts with a fantastic return of 8 for 21.

With Cuckney all out for 81, Ordsall Bridon lost just two wickets on their way to a reply of 86, newboy Paul van den Heuval top scoring with an unbeaten 55.

This weekend the league favourites will host Harthill at Ordsall.

At Cricket Field Lane, Retford had to settle for a losing draw with Kiveton Park.

The visitors made 285 for 6, despite the best intentions of Retford bowler Pascal Broadley (3 for 66).

With the bat, Retford dug in to finish 183 for 7, Broadley again the star with 45 runs, supported by John Musgrove who hit 42.

Retford travel to Notts and Arnold Amateur on Saturday hoping for their first win of the season.

North Wheatley with Leverton were unable to begin their season, as the clash with Harthill was abandoned due to Thorpe Road being unfit for play.

Their second scheduled fixture is on Saturday, at home to Glapwell.

In Division One, Everton secured a 52-run victory over Papplewick and Linby II.

Gareth Campion notched 98 runs in Everton’s 198 all out, while Richard Chambers took 4 for 46 as Papplewick were dismissed for 146.

Ordsall Bridon II suffered a 91-run defeat at home to Welbeck II, who set out their stall with 243 for 5.

In reply Ordsall were only able to make 152 before being dismissed, Luke Tong’s 45 the highlight.

Division Three’s Retford II were in trouble when skittled for 57 by Kiveton Park II at Stone Close, and the home side went on to knock off the runs for the loss of just two wickets.

Fixtures

Championship: Notts and Arnold Amateur v Retford, North Wheatley with Leverton v Glapwell, Ordsall Bridon v Harthill.

Division One: Wiseton v Everton.

Division Two: Mansfield Hosiery Mills II v Ordsall Bridon II.

Division Three: Retford II v Killamarsh II.

Division Four: Everton II v North Wheatley with Leverton II.