Cricket

Updated 16th September: A round up of cricket news from across the borough.

BOROUGH CRICKET ROUND UP:
Derbyshire Premier League:
Sandiacre Town are the Derbyshire Premier League champions for 2017 after claiming their 14th win in 21 matches, a demonstration of just how dominant the borough side has been this season even though they have missed Ryan McFadyean and John Jordison through injury.

Town hosted Alvaston & Boulton at Longmoor Lane and won the toss, bowled first and merely set about the business of the day once more.  With McFadyean and Jordison missing, Dan Wheeldon has been left to do the business and he has done, with 66 wickets collected, his best ever in County cricket, but he has also worked with Matt Newbold and Kabeer Imtiaz who have reached 50 and 38 respectively.  Jordison, missing for so much of the season still racked up 31 wickets, Rob Cook also involved with 41.

There were just two points needed for Town to get both hands on the title from the remaining two games and A&B were soon becoming victim to that final surge by Sandiacre, slumping to just 14 for 4, Newbold picking up two more, Wheeldon a further two.   Alvaston & Boulton did finally make a stand but fell to 113 all out, Wheeldon on 4 for 22 from 12 overs.

Andy Rhodes began the Sandiacre innings, six fours in 30 from 16 balls, partnering with Scott McNeill to leave 54 on the board for the first wicket down, both out as it happened, Cook went for a duck but there were just three needed before the next wicket fell so it was easy pickings, Dan Birch on 23 not out, Jack Anderson having put 67 on the board.

Sandiacre Town finished as the most consistent side in the Derbyshire Premier League over the last decade and a half, their third title claimed in six years.  Elsewhere in the Derbyshire Premier League, Marehay v Ockbrook & Borrowash was cancelled.

Division 1:
Nutbrook were on a collision course with Division 2 throughout the season and their fate is sealed as they change places with Ilkeston Rutland who return to Division 1 next season at the first time of asking. 

Nutbrook were hosting Wirksworth & Middleton last weekend and in doing so, lost six wickets as the visitors needed just 56 runs to win.  Max Marshall claimed 5-26 for Wirksworth, but Nutbrook claimed only their second win of the season, with Tom Brandrick in no mood to let the chance of a win slip.  Brandrick claimed 9-28, Wirksworth out for just 55 after just 20 overs, and the rare win was claimed by the 16th over.  Elvaston are their hosts for the final game of the season this weekend before they bow out at this level of County league cricket.

Division 2:
Ilkeston Rutland and Langley Mill United have been tussling for the top spot practically all season so it is only right and proper that both will take the step up to Division 1, Rutland replacing Nutbrook as the Erewash borough’s sole representative.

Rutland welcomed Sawley & Long Eaton Park to the RSP for a late season Erewash derby and won by 7 wickets, scoring 102-3 off 21.1 overs, Park on 101 off 23.2 overs.

Ockbrook & Borrowash 2nds were victors over South Wingfield at Victoria Avenue – with the visitors not even making 100, out for 99 from 26.2 overs, the hosts reaching 103-7 off 39.3 overs.