BASSETLAW LEAGUE: Thoresby in pole position for runners-up prize

Bowler Jack Dickens, who took three key wickets for Thoresby Colliery.
Bowler Jack Dickens, who took three key wickets for Thoresby Colliery.

Thoresby Colliery survived a batting scare to remain in pole position to take the runners-up prize in the Bassetlaw League’s top flight, behind runaway champions Papplewick and Linby.

Championship leaders Papplewick continued their charge back to the Notts Premier League with a 106-run victory over Glapwell Colliery as George and Charles Blatherwick bagged eight wickets between them.

But Thoresby also continued their strong form, despite being bowled out for 180 at home to Ordsall Bridon. Only one of their first five in the order made double figures, so they relied on later contributions from Rehan Ahmed (46no) and Shailesh Patel (25), not to mention a surfeit of 43 extras. However, their bowlers were too good for Bridon, who crashed to 83 all out against Jack Dickens (3-13), Lewis Cameron (3-26) and man-of-the-match Ahmed (3-28).

Elsewhere Cuckney 2nd stayed fourth in the table after crushing Clipstone Welfare by 165 runs. Half-centuries from Richard Bostock (56no) and Joseph Hayes (51) helped them to a score of 269-5 before Mark Langford took 5-31 as Clipstone sank to 104 all out. Edwinstowe were skittled for 123 in an eight-wicket reverse at home to third-placed North Wheatley with Leverton.