Season draws to a close for Worksop CC

Worksop Cricket Club v Kiveton Park, pictured is Worksop batsman Luke Ambrose
Worksop Cricket Club v Kiveton Park, pictured is Worksop batsman Luke Ambrose

Worksop concluded their Bassetlaw Championship season on Saturday, taking just eight points from their draw with near neighbours Anston.

The visitors to Central Avenue made 242-8, and Worksop could only muster 184-7 in reply, allowing Anston to take home 17 points.

The result meant Worksop finished seventh in the table, two points behind North Wheatley with Leverton and a point ahead of local rivals Retford.

The weather affected a number of Championship games in Saturday however the privilege of a return to the Notts Premier League was decided through two crunch games being played, albeit with some overs lost.

Papplewick’s game with Clipstone started with Papplewick making 211-5 and declaring after 28 overs. 

The tactic of taking more overs to bowl at Clipstone was clear. 

The strategy looked to be working as they had the opposition at 40-4 and later 70-6. 

At the point where they were 94-9 the desired win looked to be likely. 

The final Clipstone wicket eluded Papplewick however with the final score being 98-9 which meant that the result was a weather affected draw with Papplewick taking 14 points, opening up the title for Mansfield Hosiery Mills if they could win.

And Hosiery Mills were successful in taking a full 20 points from their fixture with Kiveton Park.

This meant that they finished three points ahead of Papplewick and return to the Premier League after only one season away, joining Hucknall as the two newly promoted teams for the 2016 season.

Tom New made an unbeaten 135 in the home team’s 272-2.

Matt Wright’s 4-14 had a destructive impact on Kiveton Park’s reply with them making 99 before being bowled out.

Kiveton were left in bottom spot and will be relegated to Division One.

Retford’s ground and fine facilities were not enough to prevent their fixture with Glapwell from falling foul of the weather, with a rain affected draw being declared after a short spurt of 46 without loss for the home team.

The umpires viewed the conditions to be unfit for further play. 

Glapwell were left third from bottom with 215 points.

Thoresby beat North Wheatley by 29 runs.