A COMPREHENSIVE nine wicket victory by Thoresby Colliery over fellow strugglers Notts & Arnold Amateur saw them open a gap between themselves and the bottom two at Fourth Avenue.
Batting first, Notts & Arnold were dismissed for a paltry 107 runs with Azar Hussain (4 for 22) and Australian Stuart Coles (4 for 31) producing most of the fireworks.
It didn’t take long for Thoresby to knock off the required runs and gain maximum points, with Nyeem Ahmed blasting his way to a quickfire 71.
An excellent game at Park Avenue saw home side Glapwell, now in third place, gain a winning draw against second-placed Farnsfield, while Blidworth seem to be on the road to recovery after picking up 18 points in an excellent winning draw over North Wheatley with Leverton.
The big shock in Division One came at Forest Corner where West Indian Cavaliers II made full use of a helpful wicket to completely annihilate Edwinstowe by 143 runs.
Cavaliers took some chances and, with a bit of luck, managed to make 196 before Edwinstowe were dismissed for just 53.
Patrick Gada (4 for 19) and Naveed Khattak (6 for 27) bundled them out at will, making the table-toppers looked more like a relegation-haunted side.
Mansfield & Pleasley moved to the head of the table with a comfortable nine wicket win over Caythorpe II at home.
Batting first, Caythorpe were dismissed for just 110, with Ian Woodall taking 5 for 17 and Kyle Kilday 3 for 41, before M&P reached 114 for 1 for an easy win.