Points in the bank for North Wheatley men

Bank Holiday Monday saw most of the cricket teams in the Gainsborough Standard readership area in action, as North Wheatley with Leverton got back to winning ways.

Tuesday, 28th May 2013, 2:40 pm
Lea Park CC batsman Andy Whiteley in action

The Bassetlaw Championship side entertained Cuckney II and posted a huge score of 272 for 5, helped by half centuries from Wayne Harrison, Richard Robinson and Dwight Thomas.

The visitors were then bowled out for 150.

In Division One Everton were equally impressive at home to Firbeck.

A brilliant knock of 129 by Gareth Campion helped them to post a formidable 269 for 5 and then Henry Eldred played a big part in bowling Firbeck out for 159, returning figures of 6 for 44.

Wiseton steadied the ship after Saturday’s debacle with a winning draw at home to Edwinstowe.

They scored 243 for 8with Matt Loates plundering 144, but despite Matthew Parker taking 6 for 53 they couldn’t quite prise all the visiting batsmen out and Edwinstowe were 191 for 8 at the end.

In Division Three Lea Park also returned to winning ways, scoring 208 all out and then bowling Waleswood out fior 115 to secure a 93-run victory.

In Division Four Marshalls visited Basford Mill and lost by 55 runs, while at North Warren Road the local derby between Rose Leisure and North Wheatley with Leverton II saw a close match go the way of the visitors by three wickets.

In Division Five Misterton had to settle for a losing draw, while in Division Six Wiseton II went down to another defeat, this time at Bilsthorpe.

On Saturday there were mixed fortunes for the Gainsborough area teams.

North Wheatley with Leverton were well beaten at Thoresby Colliery.

Batting first, Wheatley were bowled out for 121 with Richard Robinson the only batsmen to cause the Thoresby bowlers any trouble with a defiant 43, and then the hosts reached their winning target for the loss of just three wickets.

In Division One Wiseton visited Firbeck, who hit an impressive 239 for 6 and then proceeded to bowl Wiseton out for a meagre 37 runs.

Everton did a bit better with a losing draw at Caythorpe, hanging on at 143 for 8 after the hosts had scored 200 for six.

It was also a bad day for Lea Park in Division Three who were bowled out for 89 when they visited Kiveton Park IIand then saw the hosts pass that total with eight wickets to spare.

But it was much better news in Division Four where all four of our teams won their respective matches.

Marshalls posted an impressive display at Middlefield Lane against visitors Notts and Arnold Amateur II.

They restricted the visitors to 122 for 9 with Jack Senescall taking 4 for 21 and Robert Ridler 3 for 22 and then passed that total without loss, Martyn Snell hitting a fine 60 not out.

Rose Leisure got back on the winning trail at Worksop II, as Andrew West (62) and John Tittley (35) helped them to 190 for 9 before bowling Worksop out for 114 (Ben Smith 4 for 17) to win by 76 runs.

Everton II continued the winning trend when they entertained visitors Clay Cross Works.

Glen Cruickshank (3 for 35) and Chris Woods (3 for 47) helped bowl the visitors out for 158 and then Tom Mills (60) and John Waghorn (53*) saw them through to a seven-wicket victory.

Finally, there was a win in this division for North Wheatley with Leverton II, altbough this was a much closer affair.

Playing at home to Basford Mill, they kept the visitors to 149 for 8 with Ian TIngle taking 4 for 25 and then reached their winning target with three wickets to spare, Dave Waller top-scoring with 49.

Misterton kept up their impressive early season form in Division Five after hammering opponents Grassmoor II by 210 runs.

The hosts scored 250 for 8 with Richard Taylor hitting 80 and Ian Coy 63 before dismissing Grassmoor for just 40 runs, Richard Taylor taking 5 for 9 and Tommy Gray 3 for 4.

In Division Six Wiseton II, after last week’s first win of the season, suffered a disappointing lost at home to Bawtry II by seven wickets.

They scored 125 all out but the visitors passed that total for the loss of three wickets.