Mansfield Hosiery Mills led to second by Fernando’s century

Patrick Delahunty
Patrick Delahunty

Anuk Sampathawaduge Fernando struck a fine run-a-ball century as bottom-of-the-table Mansfield Hosiery Mills claimed only their second win of the season.

The 25-run success over relegation rivals Caythorpe left the Millers 21 points from safety.

Fernando featured in stands of 56 for the third wicket with Mark Smallwood (18)and 66 for the fourth with Patrick Delahunty, whose 26 was the next highest score.

The opener struck 12 fours and four sixes in his century.

The Millers closed on 254 for seven after Daniel Harris hit a late unbeaten 20.

In reply, Fernando was equally effective with the ball.

He reduced Caythorpe to 47 for two and returned to take the final two wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 229.

In between, a third-wicket stand of 119 looked to have given Caythorpe the advantage, but they collapsed from 166 for two to 169 for six.

Ekroop Saib claimed three for 40, including the vital wicket of James Oldham for 97, and Chamikara Mudalige three for 43.

In a mid-table battle at Radcliffe, Farnsfield lost by three wickets.

Steven Musgrove and Matthew Sisson put on 72 for the opening wicket, making 24 and 52 respectively.

Sisson struck his half-century off 42 balls, including 10 boundaries.

After slipping to 94 for three, the visitors were boosted by Callum McKenzie’s unbeaten 69 to reach 213 for nine.

But it wasn’t enough, despite three wickets apiece for Sam Routledge and David Loveridge, as the home side won with 10 overs to spare.