Final day drama could be in store for several local Baassetlaw Cricket League sides


The Bassetlaw Cricket League season comes to a halt on Saturday evening, with several local sides guaranteed drama in their final games.

For Clumber Park, the last game – away at Everton – could see them finish in a variety of positions in the table.

They’re currently seventh on 245 points, but could catch any of the three sides directly above them to put a healthier sheen on their final position.

Things could have been even rosier for the Park men, had they not lost by four wickets to Ordsall Bridon II last weekend.

Mark Dean top scored with 34 as Bridon skittled Clumber for a poor 81.

But Clumber made a real fist of it, taking six wickets from their visitors before the total was reached.

Relegation into Division Two is on the cards for Firbeck, with 21 points now between them and safety.

Only an a league reshuffle or administrative issue will keep the Colliery side in Division One for 2016.

In their penultimate game they went down by nine wickets to near neighbours Harthill.

Firbeck made 182 for 9, Liam Somers adding 55.

But a century from Dom Cumming and 54 from Ian Briggs helped Harthill to 183 for the loss of just one wicket.

Promotion chasing Caythorpe II provide the opposition for Firbeck on the final day.

Clumber Park II went down to a 36-run defeat to Bawtry in Division Three at The Memorial Sports Ground.

Bawtry made 186-6, despite the efforts of Andy Smith (3-44) and Thomas Rix (3-43).

In reply, Daniel Walker made a half century, but Clumber were dismissed for 148.

They sit fourth in the table going into Saturday’s visit of Retford II, knowAning they can overtake the visitors by taking 20 points, should Retford take none.

And if Notts and Arnold Amateur II take three points or fewer in their game, that complex situation could see Clumber finish in a promotion spot.

Woodsetts will finish seventh, as they cannot be caught or overtake the team ahead of them.

Last weekend they picked up 20 points, beating Kiveton Park by seven wickets.

Third from bottom Worksop II could yet finish in the bottom two in Divsiion Four, after a weather draw last Saturday.

They’re facing the side second from bottom this weekend, Blidworth, and need six points to be sure of safety.

It’s tight at the top of Division Six, with Rockware heading the table, six points ahead of Shirebrook and seven ahead of Aston Hall III.

An eight wicket win over Ollerton Colliery last weekend kept the Sandy Lane men in charge, as Brad Roe (4-25) and Andrew Bell (3-16) starred with the ball.

Their final game, as fate would have it, as it at home to second placed Shirebrook in a winner takes the title scenario – although a top two finish should be enough.