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Lethal bowling by Ansar Khan engineered a five-wicket victory for ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE 2ND against Plumtree 3rd in Division H of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

Ansar took five for 11 in 12 overs to rip through Plumtree’s top order and send them spinning towards 113 all out.

Paul Kelly (50 not out) and Sam Barrows (26) tried hard to revive the visitors. But Hasnain Nasir (two for 14 in five overs) and Blayne Riley (two for 30 in 9.2) also bowled well for Rolls.

In reply, the locals lost cheap wickets of their own to Ken Carter (three for 26). But knocks of 33 from Jonathan Basford and 27 not out from Nadeem Abass got them home on 117 for five .

Solid batting helped HUCKNALL 2ND beat Eastwood Town 2nd to stay top of Division D in the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

Hucknall posted a total of 221 for four in their allotted 45 overs, with both Adam Brown and James Easom making half-centuries. Brown shared 67 for the first wicket with Ian Lobb (34, one six and four fours) and then 48 for the second wicket with Jamie Braybrook (10).

Brown eventually fell for 76 (11 fours) to Eastwood’s best bowler, former Hucknall and Rolls-Royce veteran Alan Pearson (two for 31 in 12 overs). But the good work was maintained by Easom, who fired 57 not out (four sixes and three fours), and skipper Jack Pates (31).

Despite early wickets for Nathan Whittamore (two for 33 in ten overs), Eastwood looked set to make a game of it when easing to 167 for three in reply, thanks to Mark Stocks (48), Danny Roberts (43) and James Marshall (43).

But with ten overs still remaining, they lost both Stocks (cauight on the boundary by Brown) and Roberts (run out by Lobb) off successive balls to completely change the picture. In the end, Eastwood fell short on 184 for seven.

Powerful HUCKNALL 3RD hurried to an easy win over Lenton Willoughby 2nd in Division N of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

With Paul Harley taking four for four in only 38 balls and Ian Wade three for 14 in nine overs, Hucknall skittled the ten-man visitors for just 50

They then polished off the runs in nine overs for the loss of only one wicket, with opener Alex Whyley hitting 31 not out (one six and three fours).

A century by ‘injured’ first-teamer Max Thompson almost pulled an amazing match out of the fire for HUCKNALL 4TH in Division R of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

Thompson only agreed to help out because they were a man short. But after opponents Fiskerton 2nd had amassed 274 for six, he lashed a 66-ball 108 (five sixes and six fours) before he was out in the last over as Hucknall’s reply fell one run short on 273 for seven. Youngster George Buckthorpe also made 50, his first senior half-century, and George Judd 37.