Aspinall’s attacking knock helps Alfreton earn a draw

NDET-16082014-Alfreton v Chesterfield-RG5'Chesterfield's Matt Higginbottom bowles to Alfretons Anthony Mosca

NDET-16082014-Alfreton v Chesterfield-RG5'Chesterfield's Matt Higginbottom bowles to Alfretons Anthony Mosca

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Alfreton CC earned a draw on Saturday in a high scoring Derbyshire Premier League game against Chesterfield.

Alfreton won the toss and asked their visitors to bat first.

Chesterfield responded to this invitation by amassing a considerable total of 311-6 in their 50 overs.

Nearly of the batsmen who got to the crease made a decent contribution, starting with openers Ben Slater (60) and Mykylo Bird (27).

The baton was then passed to the likes of Ross Whiteley, who scored 56, plus Matthew Fletcher with 59, and top scorer Drage Thompson with 66.

It was tough going for Alfreton against a side containing three current county cricketers in the top six batsmen.

There were two wickets each for Elliot Savidge and Anthony Mosca.

Setting out in reply to this sizable total, Alfreton needed a good start to keep them in the hunt for victory and they got it courtesy of a stand of 86 between Anthony Mosca (54) and Mark Stokes (29).

Three quick wickets meant Alfreton found themselves at 110-3 but they recovered through Elliot Savidge with 20, Jake Simpson with 23, and in particular, an attacking knock of 77 in just 50 balls from John Aspinall. He hit 11 fours and two sixes along the way.

Eventually, Alfreton were able to claim a draw when they ended on 235-7 from their 50 overs.