Newly-promoted PAPPLEWICK AND LINBY 2ND suffered a disappointing defeat in their firts match back in Division One of the Bassetlaw League.
After suffering back-to-back relegations, Papplewick finished runners-up in the Second Divisiion last summer.
But they might take time to adapt to their new surroundings in the evidence of 52-run reverse away to north Nottinghamshire village outfit, Everton.
Home batsman Gareth Campion was the thorn in Papplewick’s side, slamming a terrific 98 (two sixes and 16 fours) from only 74 balls.
Campion shared a third-wicket stand of 125 with San Brighton (38) before Michael South triggered a Papplewick fightback with a superb 6.5-over burst that yielded figures of six for 30.
South’s herocis restricted Everton to a total of 198 -- but Papplewick were bowled out for 146 in only 33.4 overs in reply.
They were soon in trouble, sliding to 58 for five, and defiant knocks of 45 from Joe Walker, 38 from Adam Bettridge and 21 not out from Richard Brown were not enough.
When PAPPLEWICK AND LINBY 3RD skittled Misterton for just 101 in their opening game of the Bassetlaw League, Fifth Division season, they looked sure to win.
But instead, they fared even worse with the bat, capitulating to 78 all out on an awkward wicket.
The Papplewick bowlers to star were James Stokes (four for 23 in nine overs), Neil South (three for 26 in 13) and Aaron Tinker (two for 30 in six).
It was a similar story for ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE 2ND in their opening fixture of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League, Division H campaign.
Rolls rushed out newly-promoted Bingham for only 105 -- thanks to fine bowling by Mark Brindley (four for 23 in 7.3 overs), Jonathan Basford (three for 11 in seven overs) and Ben Marvin (two for 21 in five overs).
But in response, they crashed to 76 all out in 23.1 overs. Blayne Riley (23) was the only batsman to resist good bowling from Nick Winn (four for ten) and Cameron Good (four for 25).
A brave revival by HUCKNALL 4TH fell just short at Thrumpton 3rd in their first match of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League, Division R season.
Chasing the home team’s 166, Hucknall slid to 43 for six before rallying in the hands of young opener George Judd (32 not out), skipper Nigel Lobb (20) and tailender Anthony Beastall (27 not out).
Judd carried his bat and shared a last-wicket stand of 42 with Beastall, only for Hucknall to go down by nine runs, finishing on 157 for nine.
Thrumpton had also recovered from 57 for six and 77 for eight thanks to 55 not out from Mark Priestley. Of the Hucknall bowlers, Beastall and Charlie Finch bagged three wickets apiece and Judd and James Lobb two each.