MANSFIELD LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Aussie Trent Lawford lashes unbeaten double century

AUSSIE RULES -- all-rounder Trent Lawford, who hammered 214no for Cuckney.
AUSSIE RULES -- all-rounder Trent Lawford, who hammered 214no for Cuckney.
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Wet weather failed to prevent a batting masterclass by Cuckney’s Australian import Trent Lawford in the latest round of matches in the Mansfield and District League.

The rain sabotaged several fixtures, which were abandoned without a ball being bowled, including the Premier Section clash between leaders Eckington and Grassmoor, plus all the scheduled games in both Section One and Section Two.

But Cuckney survived the worst at Langwith Road, where Lawford lashed a remarkable, unbeaten double century to help them boss a draw against Farnsfield and cement third spot in the top flight.

The 28-year-old all-rounder smashed 214no in a Cuckney total of 324-2, which was also bolstered by an undefeated 79 from George Hadfield. In reply, the visitors limped to 134-8, despite 41 from Callum McKenzie, before rain stopped play. The pick of the hosts’ bowlers was Dan Hadlow with figures of 5-17.

SECTION THREE

WALESWOOD (11) 230 (Jawhil Kazam 69, Imran Tariq 38, Alsan Tariq 38, Johnathan Crabtree 4-47, Harvey Baxter 3-37) drew with COAL ASTON II (10) 82-4 Rain stopped play.

HOLLINSEND (0) 87 (Ryan Sharpe 57no, Craig Lynham 4-19, Paul Bexon 3-12) lost to SOUTH NORMANTON (20) 88-0 (Alister Dixon 32no, Joe Wilkinson 54no) by ten wickets.

WELBECK 2ND (20) 129 (Jack Atherton 41, Ryan Fisher 3-32, Radford 4-9) best KIRKBY PORTLAND II (4) 116 (Jack Giles 33, Andrew Marchant 3-18, Troy Davies 4-25) by 13 runs.

SECTION FOUR

ASHOVER 2ND (9) 145-8 (Benjamin Roache 57, Whittle 3-20) drew with CUTTHORPE (9) 46-3 Rain stopped play.

PAPPLEWICK AND LINBY 2ND (15) 167-8 (George Stewart 39, Sam Stewart 31, Olivia Fletcher 3-33) drew with CHESTERFIELD (5) 87-6 (Sean Walsh 35no, Sam Stewart 3-8).

SHIREBROOK (15) 154-8 (Mark Hawley 39, Phil Stanley 2-23) drew with SHERWOOD (5) 97-7 (Philp Bartram 57, Connor Tansley 4-23).

SECTION FIVE

BELPER MEADOWS (13) 225-5 (David Farnsworth 68, George Hudson 56, Scot Gadsby 51no, Kiegen Wing 3-59) drew with LANGLEY MILL (8) 72-7 Rain stopped play.

CLOWNE TOWN (9) 153-6 (Kinsey 47, Lodge 34) drew with SELSTON (8) 78-4 Rain stopped play.

EDWINSTOWE (20) 211-9 (Adam Dutton 112, Garth Lewis 4-33) beat SHEFFIELD TRANSPORT (4) 77 (Steve Levick 38, Alex Marshall 5-10) by 134 runs.

MANSFIELD VICTORIOUS (2) 91 (Nueman Shafiq 20, George Brooksbank 3-15) lost to KIVETON PARK (20) 94-5 (James Gilbert 54no) by five wickets.

BAWTRY (20) 124-9 (Alex Kirkam 34, Mark Wakling 5-28, John Binfield 3-22) beat LANGWITH (4) 88 (Richard Radford 36, Alex Kirkham 6-13, Thomas Curtis 4-19) by 36 runs.