Mansfield and District Cricket League: Welbeck move into second spot

.Kirkby Portland v Glapwell  'Glapwell batsman A Drainer
.Kirkby Portland v Glapwell 'Glapwell batsman A Drainer
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WELBECK moved up into second place in the Premier Section of the Mansfield and District Cricket League following their draw with Millhouses Works.

The local side batted first and stormed to a high score of 361 for five, with L. Waterhouse making 151 runs and A. Marchant unbeaten on 65.

W. Parker then impressed with the ball, finishing with figures of 4-16 as Millhouses Works made 133 for eight.

Glapwell fell back a place into third when their game against Kirkby Portland at Nuncargate Road was stopped partway through by wet weather.

Mansfield Hosiery Mills stay top of the Section One league, gaining nine more points in their rain-affected game at Newstead Village.

The HM scored 179 for eight in their innings, with J. New unbeaten on 53.

In reply, Newstead Village made only 13 runs for no loss when rain brought play to a halt.

Second-placed Shirebrook and third-placed Underwood both picked up a maximum 20 points in their prospective fixtures, to keep the race for second place tight.

Shirebrook beat Welbeck II, who are in fourth, by six wickets in their game at The Model Village.

Batting first, Welbeck II made just 135 all out.

G. Herbert top-scored on 52 and P. Walker made 41, with bowler C. Rowland recording figures of 3-29.

Shirebook reached their target with ease, finishing on 136 for four, with A. Dixon scoring 80, to secure the vital win.

Mansfield and Pleasley also gained 20 points at the weekend after securing a win against Nomads at Racecourse Park.

D. Colley helped skittle away the Nomads batsmen, recording figures of 4-18.

Though Nomads had a go at the Mansfield and Pleasley team, with J. Poyser getting 3-36, they reached their target of 117 with the loss of five wickets, A. Bestwick top-scoring with 58.