CRICKET: Run chase falls short

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A RUN-chase fell just short for Newstead Abbey, who suffered their first defeat of the season in Division C of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League.

KEYWORTH 211

NEWSTEAD 199

Danny Greenhalgh made 38 and Nick Rose 28 but Newstead were pegged back by the bowling of Dave Hiller (four for 34), Rob Baker (four for 49) and Steve Rendu (two for 24) and finally succumbed in the last over, 13 from their target.

Earlier man-of-the-match Rendu had spearheaded Keyworth’s innings with a terrific knock of 76, supported by Ian Graham with 54.

The Newstead bowlers to take wickets were Nick Hand (four for 35), Steve Daykin (three for 38) and the evergreen Andy Paulson (two for 43).