Trio of wins for Marehay

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Marehay made the short trip to Smalley to face Stainsby Hall on Saturday but came undone on a difficult batting wicket.

Marehay batted first but Dave Smyth accounted for both Martin Camm (7) and Waldo Lategan (14) in successive overs to leave the score on 38-2 after 15 overs.

Ben Perry-Taylor retired hurt and Jonno Bradder (2) became Smyth’s third victim, this time adjudged LBW.

Andy Walters and Stephen Lee took the score to 81-3 before Walters was triggered LBW to Rob Wood for 28.

James Kyte fell in similar fashion and both Lee (36) and Gaz Buckley (1) were dismissed by Alan Worth.

Rich Wood (15) was bowled by the returning Junead Zaman and Dean Mills (1) became the fourth LBW victim from the same end as he played across a delivery from Rob Wood, and the innings came to an end when the returning Perry-Taylor edged behind to give Wood (4-34) another wicket to be bowled out for 162 in 47.3 overs.

Openers Tom Wood and Ashley Lynch (30) made a confident start in reply as they reached 57-0 before Lynch went LBW to Rich Wood for 30 to start a collapse that saw four wickets fall with the score on 57, the same bowler claiming two of them.

Worth (2) was next man to go and he was followed a few overs later by Rob Wood for a duck off Camm to leave the home side in disarray at 75-6 from 28 overs.

But Zaman and Smyth batted well to rebuild the innings and couldn’t be broken by Marehay’s bowlers as they each remained unbeaten on 46 in a match winning partnership of 88.

For Marehay, Wood (4-41) and Camm (1-33) both bowled excellent 15 over spells but in the end it wasn’t enough.

Second XI

Marehay’s seconds continued their fine season by comfortably beating league leaders Clowne Town at the Maryfield.

The visitors batted first and made a steady start despite the early loss of Nicolas De Vries (5), bowled by Chris Bradder.

Josh Womble (30) top scored for Clowne before being bowled by Chris Ford to start a collapse that saw the score go from 51-1 to 96-8 as Tom Burke ripped through the middle order to take 6 for 33, four being caught behind by Andy Rice as Clowne were shot out for 123.

Marehay got off to a disastrous start as Mat Bailey (4) was run out in the first over, but Dan Palmer (23) and Craig Robinson (26) laid the foundations for Gaz Wilson (10), Dave Buckley (32*) and Chris Bradder (15*) to guide the home side to a comfortable win in just 29 overs.

Third XI

The third team recorded a second successive maximum points victory with a 33-run success at Sawley & Long Eaton Park to take them up to fifth place in Division Seven North.