Third time lucky for Mansfield Hosiery Mills after defeat at Caythorpe?
Mansfield Hosiery Mills will be looking to make it third time lucky at home to Plumtree this Saturday as a second defeat in a row left them waiting for their first Nottinghamshire Premier league win of the new season.
They were beaten by five wickets at Caythorpe on Saturday, but captain Adam Dobb said: “It was one of those tough games where you feel like you feel like you should come out with a result.
“A couple of things maybe didn't go our way but, at the end of the day we are still improving each game which is a positive side to take into this weekend.
“There were a couple of decisions we could have got on the right side of, which happens in cricket. The result was not down to that but it did stop our flow with the bat.
“We really battled well to get to 165 when last season we might have rolled over a little bit. Dane Schadendorf had a really good knock and Dan Harris supported him well.
“Then we fought really hard with the ball. The lads ran in, chucked their body behind the ball and really searched for those wickets which to show the fight was there which was a plus side.”
Schadendorf made 68 in their 165 total, the Millers losing their last five wickets for 14 runs, with Kamau Leverock taking 4-33 and James Hindson 3-28.
In reply Caythorpe made 168-5 with Hishaam Khan 40 not out.
Also without a win so far, Plumtree are this Saturday's visitors and Dobb added: “It's a great opportunity.
“We've not played Plumtree for a few years. It will be a level playing field and something the lads can get stuck into and see as an opportunity to get a win under our belt.”