There can be little doubt that Glapwell’s Anish Peraam is the ‘Cricketer of the Week’ as far as the Bassetlaw League goes after his exploits on Bank Holiday Monday and this Saturday. He scored an unbeaten 152 and took 3-17 against Thoresby Colliery on the Bank Holiday Monday and followed that with 134 and 3-31 against Cuckney seconds at Langwith Road in the Championship on Saturday. The Singaporean all-rounder came in with his side struggling against Cuckney, but he quickly changed matters with the help once again of Danny Bircumshaw. Glapwell concluded their innings on a healthy 245- 7, which rather deflated Cuckney after their excellent start.
This score, however, was much too much for Cuckney, who were holding on desperately against the Glapwell spin attack of Anish Paraam (3-31) and Scott Smith (3-27) and were 125-8 at the close.
A great all-round performance by Thoresby Colliery saw them pull off an excellent winning draw against Anston.
A fine innings by Martin Cheshire, who rolled back the years with an elegant 78, and South African Arno De Beer (30) helped Thoresby reach 221-9 with Joshua Littlewood bowling well for Anston with 4-73. Although Andrew Pickering (58 n.o.) and John Lyne (68) batted well, Thoresby’s Arno De Beer (3-21) and debutant Ryan Kent (5-26) bowled brilliantly to have Anston hanging on at 166-8 when the match ended.
Despite a blip in their last match, Clipstone returned to form mainly due to a magnificent unbeaten knock of 96 by skipper Lee Wilson, who led from the front against Worksop. Batting first, Worksop made 216- 5 with Liam Ainger (35) Bernhard Beukman (50) and Ross Stallworthy (42) all batting well.
Any thoughts that this was an easy task were quickly dispelled as early wickets left Clipstone in trouble. It was then that Wilson showed what he is all about and his brilliant innings steered his side to 221-7 and a three-wicket win.