CRICKET: Cuckney fall just short of victory target in Notts Premier League

Cuckney v West Indian Cavaliers''Cuckney's Richard Stroh
Cuckney v West Indian Cavaliers''Cuckney's Richard Stroh
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CUCKNEY failed to return to winning ways after they fell four runs short of victory against West Indian Cavs at Langwith Lane.

The home side won the toss and, on a bowler-friendly surface, skittled the Cavs out for 123 in 33.4 overs with Richard Stroh (3-32), Ian Parkin (3-27) and Will Butler (3-35) all doing the damage.

But what appeared to have been an easy target proved anything but that.

The result could have gone either way as both teams fought hard for the victory with Cuckney ending their innings on 120 for 9 as bowler Luke Wood did his best to get them over the line with an unbeaten 31.

Welbeck moved out of the bottom two with a six wicket win away to Clifton.

The visitors won the toss and dismissed the champions for 210 in the final over.

Robert French starred with the ball taking 4-38,

Dobson and Jonny Loates have been the in-form batsmen and they combined to build a winning score of 211 for 4 in 47.2 overs, with their stand of 101 for the third wicket being the crucial one. Dobson ended unbeaten on 89 and Loates was out for 49.

Mansfield Hosiery Mills were left frustrated as their match against Plumtree fell foul of the weather.