CRICKET: Rose cut down in prime

A STUNNING seven-wicket haul for Nick Rose counted for nothing as Newstead Abbey fell 48 runs short against Thurgarton in Division C of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

Rose took seven for 44 runs as Nick Hand (two for 27) pitched in to restrict Thurgarton to 171 all out despite 59 from Colin Cliff.

In reply, Adam Kalka (54) hit a half-century and Simon Milham contributed 22, but they were shot out themselves for 123 as Jack Buphal took four for 40 runs and Aaman Singh unleashed a spell of two wickets for two runs.