Hucknall chasing more success after shock win over Nottinghamshire Premier League leaders

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Hucknall CC are looking for back-back wins in the Nottinghamshire Premier League this weekend after blowing the title race wide open again last week with victory against leaders Cavaliers & Carrington.

Hucknall beat Cavaliers by 35 runs and skipper Sam Johnson said: “We were delighted to beat the league leaders, who were flying.

Beating Papplewick meant a lot to us as a club but this was our best result of the season as it was our next game and so our most important.

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“We were focused on trying to be the best version of ourselves and it was good enough to beat them on the day.

Hucknall batsman George Blatherwick - all-round hero against Cavaliers.Hucknall batsman George Blatherwick - all-round hero against Cavaliers.
Hucknall batsman George Blatherwick - all-round hero against Cavaliers.

“We batted well and could have had more had we batted better in the first 15 overs. I knew it would be competitive with any score over 250-270.

“I thought it was in the balance and we needed early wickets, which we got, and we were pretty good, which is satisfying to say against a good side like that. We executed our game plan well and it bore fruit in this fixture.”

Asked to bat, Hucknall made 271-8, Richard Greatorex 52 and George Blatherwick (52 not out) leading the way with 40 for Johnson and 28 for Mathew Roberts.

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Cavaliers were then bowled out for 236 in 46.5 overs, Imran Butt with 88, Shivsinh Thaker with 31 and Blatherwick taking 4-61.

Hucknall travel to Plumtree on Saturday and Johnson added: “They will be tricky opponents who have found their groove in the last six weeks and their overseas player is here now, so it will be a tough test.”