Bhabra brothers spark win for Papplewick & Linby against Attenborough

Sparkling batting from Bhabra brothers Louis and Ben fired Papplewick & Linby to a five-wicket victory at home to Attenborough in the Nottinghamshire Premier League last Saturday.
Action from Papplewick's win over Attenborough - Picture by Siobhan Wood.Action from Papplewick's win over Attenborough - Picture by Siobhan Wood.
Action from Papplewick's win over Attenborough - Picture by Siobhan Wood.

Attenborough had set a 230-8 target with Savin Perera making 70 and Palip Sidhu 65, Christian Glover taking 3-49.

But Papplewick reeled off their second win of the summer as, after Freddie McCann added 54, Louis Bhabra (98 not out) and Ben Bhabra (38 not out) finished the job.

“It was a tough game, but a really good game,” said captain Sam Ogrizovic.

“We bowled really well, so Attenborough batted really well to get to 230.

“I would say they were then definitely favourites when our two best players Ben (Trevor-Jones) and Brent (Williams) failed early.

“But Louis and Freddie McCann batted exceptionally well and then Ben came and finished the game off brilliantly. It was a really good, well-paced run chase.”

He added: “The rate got up at a couple of points. But Louis never panicked.

“We always knew that if someone was in with 50 or 60, he'd be there in the last five overs and we'd have half a chance. But you also need someone to come in and play the type of innings Ben played which saw him score 35 in 20-odd balls.

“It was a close one and certainly not a cakewalk by any stretch.”

This Saturday, Papplewick & Linby head for Clifton Village (11.30am) and Ogrizovic said: “We don't know a lot about them.

“We didn't play them last year and the year before I don't think they were back in the league.

“We are literally turning up not knowing a lot about them other than the fact they've had two cracking results.

“They look a decent batting side and it's always a good pitch at Clifton, so we won't be taking them lightly.”

Local rivals Hucknall were beaten by 52 runs chasing a huge Clifton total – see inside on page 39.

Elsewhere, Kimberley Institute top the table with their second win, demolishing rivals Cuckney by 148 runs with Clifton second, also with two wins from two.

Also with two wins are Cavaliers & Carrington, who won by 12 runs in a rain-affected match at Plumtree.