Twenty20 progress after a Saturday wash-out
Three clubs have progressed to the Notts Premier League Twenty20 Finals Day after a day when at least some cricket was played after the complete wash-out of the league programme on Saturday.
One venue was still unfit for cricket after this week’s downpours and therefore Clifton, Farnsfield and Plumtree were forced to compete in bowl-offs at host club Attenborough.
Farnsfield overcame Plumtree in the first contest and Attenborough won through against Clifton in the second.
Farnsfield made it two from two to be the first team to book themselves into the finals day at Cuckney on 26th July.
At Caythorpe, the hosts were beaten in the first game after posting 156-9 in 20 overs (Josh Mierkalns 42 from 25 balls, Usman Muzaffar 4-41) with Radcliffe overhauling their target with nine balls to spare thanks to 76 not out from skipper for the day Rob Sutton.
In the second game, Kimberley inflicted a 115-run victory on Ordsall.
Tome Rowe smashed 126 not out from 65 balls and George Bacon ensured a wide victory with the remarkable figures of 6-6 from 3.5 overs.
Kimberley sealed their place in Finals Day with the narrowest of wins over Radcliffe by the margin of just one run.
Kimberley were restricted to 112-5 in the first innings in a match restricted to 15 overs per side, Jacob Deavin-Baker standing out for Radcliffe with three wickets for six runs from three overs.
At 102-6 with 12 balls remaining, Radcliffe looked favourites but they fell agonisingly short with Jordan Harbottle being run out from the last ball.
The final group of matches took place at Welbeck and game one saw the Academy concede their game against the Cavaliers when conditions temporarily deteriorated to make play unsafe.
Things improved to allow hosts Welbeck to overcome Cuckney and set up a 12 overs per side play-off against the Cavs.
Home side Welbeck posted 99-6 with Tom Lungley top-scoring with 33 from 20 balls.
But the Cavaliers overhauled their target in the final over thanks to 34 from Raheem Iqbal.
The three winners will be joined at Finals Day by the side that wins the Play-Off between the T20 champions of the Bassetlaw and South Notts League.