Glapwell off the mark at last

An early breakthrough for Underwood as Anthony Freeman bowls Kirkby opener Luke Gregory.

An early breakthrough for Underwood as Anthony Freeman bowls Kirkby opener Luke Gregory.

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A bottom of the table clash between Farnsfield (75) and Glapwell (79-4) saw Glapwell claim their first win in the Mansfield and District League Premier Section this season.

Anston (109-1) continued their good form by beating third placed Welbeck Colliery (108) by nine wickets.

Hucknall (70-5) got back to winning ways by beating Mansfield (70) by five wickets in a low scoring affair.

In Section One Welbeck Colliery (122-9) lost to Ashover (126-2), though two Ashover batsmen failed to get their 50, E. Dickens and J. Nutt both finishing on 49 not out.

In Section Two Marehay (248) enjoyed a winning draw against top of the table and old rivals Morton (204-7), D. Garsite top-scoring for Marehay with 124.

Denby’s (169-9) winning draw at Blackwell (159-8) halted the home side’s charge towards what would have been their first win of the season, with Blackwell’s Rob Williams ending unbeaten on 89.

Killamarsh (55) gave Chesterfield Barbarians (59-1) their first Section Three maximum points of the season, their best performance coming from M. Winson, who took 6-5 with the ball.

Despite losing to Ockbrook & Borrowash (222-6), Parkhead (219) maintain a healthy lead on their rivals.

The top of the table clash in Section Four saw Papplewick & Linby (118-1) take a nine-wicket win increase their lead over second placed Wirksworth & Middleton (117-9) with C. Blatherwick taking 6-18 for the winning team.

South Normanton (233-1) failed to beat Cutthorpe (175-5) who gained a losing draw, J. Wilkinson top-scoring for South Normanton with 130*.

In Section Five Shirebrook (80) lost to Sheffield Transport (81-6) giving Transport their first win of the season.

A win for Byron Abbey (141-8) over Chesterfield CC (59) lifted Byron to joint leaders in the section.

Dronfield Woodhouse (148-9) had their third consecutive Sunday win by beating Clowne Town (148-9) in Section Six.

But Clay Cross (162) continue to struggle, this week losing to The Wednesday (164-4) by six wickets.

In Section Seven both Waleswood and their opponents Edwinstowe failed to raise a team.

In Section One, Kirkby Portland (208) just failed to finish off Underwood (176-9) and had to be content with a losing draw, J, Caunt with 70 and A. Dallison with 53 for Kirkby.