An afternoon to forget for Codnor

Codnor CC 1sts suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday at the hands of Holmewood in Division 4N of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.

Codnor CC won the toss and asked their hosts to bat first.

Holmewood duly went on to compile a very handy total of 261-4 off their 46 overs, to set Codnor a challenging score to chase.

The innings was based around a fine knock by Matthew Ryalls, which saw him make 121 not out off just 84 balls, an innings that featured nine fours and six sixes alongt the way.

For Codnor, Adam Soar took two wickets and there was a wicket apiece for Lee Colledge and Neil Sparham.

In reply, Codnor lost a wicket with only one run on the board and subsequently lost wickets at regular intervals, eventually subsiding to 54 all out in 19.2 overs, to lose the game by the substantial margin of 207 runs.

Only Jonathan Woolley at the top of the order made it into double figures, top scoring with 11.

Extras also made it to 11 but sadly no-one else did.

As for Codnor 2nds, they came within three runs of claiming a victory over Wirksworth and Middleton 3rds in Division 8N.

Codnor won the toss and gave their visitors first chance to use the pitch.

Wirksworth and Middleton eventually made their way to a total of 160-7 off their 46 overs.

Opener Michael Harwood helped his side get off to a decent start with a knock of 46.

Other key contributors to the Wirksworth and Middleton innings were James Thompson with 36, and skipper Martin Kinder with 42.

For Codnor, Stuart Bonsall took 2-40 from his 14 overs, Andrew Jowett 2-24, and there was a wicket each for Jack Henry Melbourne, Kevin Lanyon and Gareth Jowett.

Codnor then set off in pursuit of 161 to win and came mighty close, eventually ending their innings at 157-6 off 46 overs as the match finished in a draw.

Kevin Lanyon was the bedrock of the Codnor innings, scoring a fine 76.

He was well supported by Jack Henry Melbourne with 20 and Mark Woolley who scored 31.

For Holmewood, Keith Williams and Lewis Heap took two wickets each.