Shock for leaders Papplewick as they lose to bottom club Kiveton


There was a shock in the Bassetlaw & District League Championship as bottom club Kiveton Park Colliery produced an unexpected 45-run win over visiting leaders Papplewick & Linby.

Asked to bat, Kiveton had made a decent 179-8 from their 50 overs, led by 66 from opener Tom Haslam.

Extras was second highest scorer with 43 as the Papplewick bowling proved erratic on the day.

Adam Bratley ended the innings 23 not out with chief wickets-takers being Charlie Blatherwick, with 4-46, and Shaharyar Aslam with 3-32.

Papplewick’s openers made 26 before a collapse saw them lose their first six wickets for just 46 runs and leave themselves a mountain to climb.

Only Jim Rhodes, with 29, Tom Simpson, with 19, and Charlie Blatherwick, with 18, reached the teens as Kiveton had the leaders all out for just 134 runs.

Ari Karvelas was their chief tormentor with a haul of 5-44 from 15 overs with four maidens.

Alex Gilbert and Chris Storey also claimed a brace of wickets each.

Mansfield Hosiery Mills’ six-wicket win at Notts & Arnold Amateur saw them take advantage and close the gap on Papplewick.

There was no joy for Papplewick & Linby II either as they were beaten by one wicket by Milton in Division Two.

Winning the toss, Papplewick elected to bat and, after a poor start, they put on 72 for the sixth wicket to help them towards a respectable total of 182.

Adam Betteridge top-scored with 61 with 24 for Jonathan Thrower.

Max Johnson (3-44), Daniel Walker (3-28), and Stephen Lingley (4-36) shared the Papplewick wickets between them.

In reply, Dean Sayers made 31, Joe Saxelby 54 and Rob Handy 30, and at 153-6 Milton looked like comfortable winners.

But they lost their seventh wicket on 165 and, with just four more runs added, lost two more wickets on 169, Max Spurr and Daniel Walker seeing them over the line.

Thomas Sisson claimed 4-37 for Papplewick.

But there were easy points for Papplewick & Linby III as opponents Rockware were unable to field a side for their Division Six clash and conceded the game.