Revenge mission against Cuckney in big national cup clash
Papplewick & Linby CC have revenge on their minds this Sunday when Cuckney visit in the ECB National Club Cricket Championship (1pm).
Papplewick have ambitions of challenging with Cuckney at the top of the Nottinghamshire Premier League table this summer.
But they were crushed by 85 runs at Cuckney on the opening day.
After last Saturday's trip to Clifton Village was rained off, Papplewick have quickly turned their attentions to the busy weekend ahead with Radcliffe-on-Trent the NPL visitors on Saturday (11.30am) before the eye-catching 40-over Group Three national battle with Cuckney, also at home, on Sunday (1pm).
Captain Sam Ogrizovic said: “It will be tough – they gave us a good hiding early on the year didn't they?
“It is a great opportunity to try to get one back on them, though we are under no illusions that it will be very tough.
“But they are the sort of games you want to play against the best teams.”
Cuckney set them a target of 216-9 in that season opener only for Papplewick to crumble to 131 all out in 41.3 overs.
He added: “It's a double header at home this weekend so that should be really good.
“We played Radcliffe in the semi-finals last year and they had a really good year.
“Maybe, like us, they over-performed against what people thought. But they have some very good cricketers.”
Last weekend proved a wash-out with the heavy rain, and he added: “It was disappointing, but at least it was called off early so we didn't have to travel, so that was the silver lining.”
Other games in Group Three on Sunday see Ockbrook & Borrowash play Sandiacre Town, Sheffield Collegiate up against Chesterfield and Spondon take on Ticknall.
Papplewick have won one of their first two summer Notts Premier League outings, beating Attenborough by five wickets.
Saturday’s opponents, Radcliffe-on-Trent beat Plumtree in their season opener before losing narrowly by 12 runs at Wollaton a week later.
But Radcliffe, along with the rest of the league, saw all games called off last weekend after the heavy rain.