Bassetlaw match of the day falls foul of the rain

Wiseton v Teversal II - The umpires take a look at the surface
Wiseton v Teversal II - The umpires take a look at the surface

The Bassetlaw League Championship match of the day between Farnsfield and Clipstone fell foul to the weather with Farnsfield reaching 29-0 when play was abandoned for the day.

It was a major disappointment to two sides who looked likely to be at the head of things for most of the season.

Whoever got the better of this one might well have given us a good insight into what was likely to happen in the future.

Thoresby Colliery had a similar occurrence in their match against Anston at Fourth Avenue where Thoresby reached 29 without loss when the weather halted play for the day.

The other match to succumb to the weather was Papplewick & Linby against Kiveton Park where not one single ball was bowled.

Caythorpe II have made a slow start to the season. Things have not gone quite right for them up to now and that trend continued as they went down by seven wickets to Glapwell.

Batting first, Caythorpe made 168 all out with Andrew Staszkiewicz firing an excellent 71 runs and Glapwell skipper Matt Page weighing in with 5-27 for his side.

This proved to be no problem for Glapwell as Danny Bircumshaw (58) and Rob Davison (51 not out) eased their side to victory on 170-3.

At North Wheatley the home side clocked up their second outright win of the season when they easily accounted for Notts & Arnold Amateur by eight wickets.

Notts & Arnold could only muster 139 all out, despite good efforts from Jordan Finney (47) and Sam Ecob (38), who could have done with a little more support from their colleagues.

Dave Willcox (3-21) and Matt Loates (3-1) were the pick of the North Wheatley attack.

In reply, North Wheatley were always in command, coasting to 140-2 with New Zealander Rob McConnachie (47) and Jonathan Loates (37 not out) making batting look quite easy.

Worksop eased to a comfortable 80-run win over struggling Killamarsh to gain their first victory of the season.

South African Bernhard Beukman was the rock of the Worksop innings with an unbeaten 68 whilst Wayne Spooner chipped in with 31 from a 50-over total of 171 for 7. Ryan Donnelly (3-42) was the pick of the Killamarsh attack.

Killamarsh were in trouble from the start and were bowled out for just 91.

Only skipper Steve Ludlam (45) made any impression with the bat while Dave Hancocks was undoubtedly the star with the ball, taking 5-31, which included a hat-trick.