Two bowlers each grabbed six wickets to keep PAPPLEWICK AND LINBY 2ND and BYRON ABBEY in the leading positions of the Mansfield Sunday League’s Fifth Section.
For tabletopping Papplewick, Reuben Singh took six for 21 in 9.5 overs to earn a 35-run win over Chesterfield.
And for Newstead-based Byron, Lee Christie returned remarkable figures of six for nine from seven overs in a 149-run romp at home to ten-man Kingsway Park.
Bottom-of-the-table Kingsway were rushed out for just 42 in 14 overs, with Gary Devonshire also taking two for 21.
Earlier Devonshire ‘s fine knock of 88 had guided Byron to a total of 191 for five. He was well supported by Phil Collins (38) and Matt Thrower (26).
Papplewick were worried they had not got enough runs on the board when bowled out for 168, despite 34 (four fours)from opener Geoprge Stewart.
But it could have been worse because they slid to 76 for six at one stage, before a vital 41 (one six and four fours) from Richard Hodgkinson.
Singh then took control with his superb spell . His victims included Chesterfield’s top scorer and captain, Aaron Jepson (46, nine fours).
Once opener Jepson had been caught for 46, the visitors slumped from 96 for three to 133 all out, even though Papplewick gifted them 40 extras, including 29 byes.
DEADLY duo Robin Maxwell and Dale Campbell bossed a winning draw that kept HUCKNALL title hopes alive in the Premier Section.
Maxwell made 114 and Campbell 64 in a Hucknall total of 244 for nine that was too hefty for struggling Farnsfield.
However, the home side supplied a centurion of their own in Callum McKenzie, whose unbeaten 109 enabled them to reply with 196 for four.
BELOW-par PAPPLEWICK AND LINBY were knocked off the top of Section Four when left hanging on for a losing draw by Hollinsend Methodist.
Chasing Hollinsend’s 204 for seven, Papplewick finished on 165 for nine, despite an opening stand of 71 between captain Ross Fitz-John (51, one six and nine fours) and Joe Walker (33). At one stage, they lost seven wickets for 53 runs and only survived thanks to 24 not out from Sam Straw.
The home team’s man of the match was Richard Wadsworth, who bashed 62 not out (six sixes and six fours() with the bat before taking four for 11 in ten overs with the ball.