Notts Premier League cricket round-up

THE highest-scoring match in the Nottinghamshire Premier League on Saturday came when Mansfield Hosiery Mills travelled to Papplewick for an all-action draw.

The visitors batted first and posted an impressive 290 for 5, their innings led by Sudesh Fernando’s 124 not out in just 100 balls with 13 fours and four sixes.

He was helped by 36 from KC Jayasinghe and 30 from Paul Burdett. Papplewick closed their innings on 224 for 7 with solid contributions from Alex Lloyd (48), Husnain Riaz (42*), Brad Matthews (39) and Mark Nelson (33).

Fernando rounded off his day by returning 3 for 39 for the Millers.

Third-placed Welbeck Colliery could not quite make it a hat-trick of wins at the top of the table but they did secure a winning draw at home to neighbours Cuckney.

The home side batted first and were dismissed in exactly 50 overs for 239 with key contributions from Rob French (76), Guy Darwin (63) and Jonathan Ball (38).

Cuckney’s bowling attack was led by Luke Wood who grabbed 3 for 37 and skipper Richard Stroh who took 3 for 73.

The visitors made a good fist of their response, but ended up on 220 for 7 thanks to strong bowling performances from Ball (3 for 61) and Richie Bentley (3 for 52).

Stroh had a good day in scoring 55, supported by Lucas Carlisle with 34 and Adam Burgess 37.

West Indian Cavaliers are in second and scored a 20 point victory when they travelled to Kiveton Park and won the game without really breaking sweat, after dismissing Kiveton for 69 inside 30 overs.

League leaders Clifton maintained their top spot with a comprehensive eight wicket victory over Caythorpe at the Clifton Oval.

Kimberley could not quite overcome Belvoir at home but did manage to secure a 17 point draw, while Nottinghamshire Academy overcame Wollaton at Lady Bay in another game that failed to go the distance, Academy only losing three wickets in overcoming their 179 target inside 34 overs with Olly Swann hitting 91 not out.