Col­lapse con­demns Tick­nall to de­feat

Burton Mail - - Sport -

A BAT­TING col­lapse sent Tick­nall to an open­ing day de­feat to Swarke­stone as the Der­byshire County Cricket League fi­nally got un­der way.

They were beaten by two wick­ets at The Grange in Beech­wood Mazda Premier Divi­sion South as a fight­back with the ball proved not enough to save them.

Tick­nall slumped from 46-1 to 99 all out at the hands of Joe Pri­est­ley (3-24), Ben Hutchin­son (2-30), Harry White (2-28) and Nick Potts (2-5).

Ous­man Khizer (3-31) gave Tick­nall hope at 9-2 but Cal­lum Bro­drick (29) drew their early st­ing and though Waseem Fazal chipped in with 3-32, Potts (27 not out) and Lewis Hearne (13 not out) steered Swarke­stone home from a shaky 72-8.

Reign­ing cham­pi­ons Spon­don picked up where they left off with a 28-run win over a plucky El­vas­ton.

Paul Ed­wards’ mag­nif­i­cent 80 from only 50 balls, with six sixes and six fours, from the mid­dle or­der pow­ered Spon­don to 241-8 af­ter Mitchell Wagstaff (42), Isaac Har­ri­son (25) and Alis­tair Dixon (25) had set a solid base. Ben Wright (2-55) and Ali Has­san (2-55) did their best to re­strict the dam­age.

Ben Wright (31) and Dave Simp­son (25) helped El­vas­ton re­cover from 39-2 af­ter the in­ter­val and Alex Haleem (51 not out) and David Ja­cobs (44) added a quick-fire 67 for the sev­enth wicket but two wick­ets each for Paul Allen, Chris Wind­mill and Mitchel Wagstaff held them to 213-7.

Ock­brook & Bor­rowash over­came a shaky start to beat Al­vas­ton & Boul­ton by 93 runs.

Matt Wool­ley (4-52) and Ahmed Raza (2-35) caused the home side early prob­lems but Ja­cob Con­ners hit 76 off 65 balls with three sixes and six fours to turn the tide, along­side Josh Sharratt (33).

The tar­get was set at 197-6 and af­ter Matt Arnold (52) and Faisal Khan (24) ral­lied A&B from 17-2, Luke Bad­de­ley (4-17), Os­car Gaunt (2-17) and Gareth Young (2-22) struck to bowl them out for 104.

San­di­acre Town be­gan their bid to win the north­ern sec­tion with a com­fort­able 46-run win over Eck­ing­ton but it was the home side who made the early run­ning as Nathan Mus­sel­white (4-40) and Cameron Gor­don (2-29) re­duced San­di­acre to 12-4.

Scott Mcneill (55) and Bill An­der­son, whose 69 in­cluded 12 fours off 78 de­liv­er­ies, added 130 for the fifth wicket and a late boost from Dan Wheel­don (38) took them to 200.

Eck­ing­ton needed a good start but they fell be­hind the pace. Kabeer Im­tiaz (2-42) held up progress and de­spite knocks from Josh An­drews (49) and Danny State (46 not out), Eck­ing­ton fin­ished on 154-6.

Lan­g­ley Mill United’s re­turn to the Premier Divi­sion ended in de­feat by two wick­ets to Ch­ester­field.

Tom Bran­drick (57), Ge­orge

Bran­drick (25) and Ryan Brunellesc­hi (21) took the score­board to three fig­ures in the 27th over and Jamie Sal­mons (51) pros­pered with three sixes and six fours but Tom Ba­con (4-35) bowled well at the death to hold the Millers to 193.

From 42-3 in re­ply, with Jack Scott tak­ing 2-27, Ch­ester­field needed the re­build­ing work of Cal­lum Hiron (27) and Harry Wil­mott (27).

An­drew Bai­ley (4-66) kept the home side in the hunt at 98-6 only for David Hunt (51 not out) and Ah­mad Zazai (30) to add 62 for the sev­enth wicket and Ch­ester­field edged home at the end of the 36th over.

New­com­ers Mare­hay won by 17 runs against Denby, fired at the top of their or­der by Lewis Palmer (67).

Peter Bur­goyne (2-31) put the home side in check at 99-4 but Jonathan Brad­der (35) and Ben Perry-tay­lor (48) added 81 for the fifth wicket and Denby were grate­ful for a Jack Richard­son hat-trick (4-24) to re­strict Mare­hay to 205.

James Kyte (2-33) struck two early blows af­ter the in­ter­val but a stand of 105 be­tween opener Chris Fletcher (73) and Bur­goyne (80) kept Denby in the chase. Dave Buck­ley (4-40) dis­missed them both and Denby were held to 188-7.

PIC­TURE: MICK HAYNES

Waseem Fazal cel­e­brates a wicket for Tick­nall as he bowls Swarke­stone’s Archie Moore but it was a bad day with the bat for the home side. Paul Bor­ring­ton is pic­tured (be­low) as he is bowled by Harry White.

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