Clumber Park edge out Worksop in thriller on opening day of Bassetlaw Cricket League

Clumber Park and Worksop served up a hugely entertaining game to start the new Championship season.

Monday, 18th April 2022, 1:44 pm
Updated Monday, 18th April 2022, 6:14 pm
Clumber Park's Ed Foulds hit a decisive century.
Clumber Park's Ed Foulds hit a decisive century.

Having been put into bat Clumber posted 234 for 6 built around a superb century from opener Ed Foulds.

In reply, Worksop started well through Jake Hogan (59) and were looking likely winners with Ross Wicks also passing 50.

However, with the score on 191 Mark Dean (3-21) got the decisive wicket of Wicks for 66 to turn the screw in Clumber's favour, and with Tim Foulds taking 3 for 33, Worksop fell 18 runs short as the hosts secured victory in an exciting and closely fought contest.

Clumber Park’s first team captain Mark Dean said it was a great start to a season of learning for his side.

"We always have great games against Worksop and we were delighted to come out on top,” he said, “The nerves were definitely jangling a bit towards the latter stages.

" Ed was magnificent for us. It was his first ever century and to do it in our first ever game at Championship level was really special for him.

"It'll be a season of learning for us and some of the bigger clubs with paid professionals may prove too good for us, but we'll try and be as competitive as we can and it's a great feeling to get a first Championship win on the board."