Farnsfield slip into Notts Premier League bottom two after derby loss to Hosiery Mills

Farnsfield v Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Farnsfield are batting.
Farnsfield v Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Farnsfield are batting.
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Farnsfield dropped into the bottom two of the Notts Premier League after losing at home by eight wickets to improving neigbours Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

The current Bassetlaw champions posted 196-9 in their 50 overs with runs for Michael Bell (56), Callum McKenzie (59) and Curtis Mitchell (31).

Matt Wright continued his good form with 3-46 and Kyle Garside starred with 4-54.

The Millers overcame their target with nearly four overs to spare, thanks mainly to 100 not out from Gareth Curtis and an unbeaten 53 from Sudesh Fernando.

Cuckney moved up into second spot after they dismantled the Nottinghamshire Academy’s batting line-up to secure a 168 run victory at Lady Bay.

An unbeaten 128 from Will Root set up a total of 248-7 in which Richard Bostock contributed 36,with George Bacon taking 3-42.

But the Academy made batting look far more difficult as they were bundled out for just 80 in 31.3 overs, Adam Tillcock top-scoring with 22. Kieron Garside grabbed 3-37 with two wickets each for Richard Stroh, Lewis Bramley and Ian Parkin.

Welbeck overcame Kimberley by nine wickets at Sookholme to record their second victory of the season.

The visitors batted first but were skittled for just 113 in 45.3 overs, with Jake Ball returning to the Welbeck attack to do much of the damage with his final figures of 4-16 from 11.3 overs.

Paldip Sidhu and Sam Johnson were the leading Kimberley batters, scoring 32 each.

The home side overcame their target for the loss of just one wicket. Skipper Martin Dobson fell for 62, before Adam Burgess steered them home with an unbeaten 37.

Notts Premier league leaders Rolls Royce enjoyed a nine-wicket victory over Plumtree at the PCG.

Dan Birch decided to bowl first on winning the toss.

That proved a very sound choice when Adam Shepherd ripped the home side’s batting apart with superb figures of 7-23 from 15 overs to bowl them out for just 64 inside 33 overs.

Despite losing Birch for six, the visitors strolled to victory in 21.4 overs for the loss of just one wicket and they now sit at the top of the league with an 11-point margin.

The West Indian Cavaliers won their first four games of the campaign, but have now lost two of their last three as Caythorpe pulled off a 23-run win at Birchover Park.

Papplewick remain the only side without a win in 2013 and again they came close, but finally fell to a 12-run loss to Clifton at Papplewick Hall.