Marehay CC 1sts suffered an eight-wicket defeat on Saturday at the hands of hosts Chesterfield in the Derbyshire Premier League.
Chesterfield won the toss at Queen’s Park and decided to bowl first.
They immediately had some success with the early dismissal of Jonathan Bradder, but Matthew Bailey and Gaz Buckley then combined well to put on 58 for the second wicket.
Bailey was then bowled by Brian Gladwin for 18 and Buckley was run out for 29.
From that point on, the wickets fell regularly with Marehay unable to get any substantial partnerships going again.
James Kyte scored 31 but only Ben Perry-Taylor (11) was able to reach double figures out of the remaining batsmen.
Marehay were dismissed for 132 in 49.3 overs.
Gladwin finished with the excellent figures of 5-12 off 9.3 overs.
Gladwin was the first wicket to fall in the Chesterfield reply, bowled by Matthew White, but from that point on, Chesterfield were in control, only losing one more wicket as they reached 133-2 in just 28 overs.
Mykylo Bird top scored for Chesterfield with 62.
n Alfreton CC 1sts’ game at Alvaston and Boulton was abandoned with the match tantalisingly poised.
A and B batted first after losing the toss, being bowled out for 243 in 49.2 overs.
Skipper Stephen Stubbings led the way at the top of the innings, with a fine knock of 93.
Iain O’Brien scored 36 while Anthony Mosca and John Aspinall took three wickets each.
Mosca then did well with the bat, scoring 55, while Thomas Bentley top scored with 56 for Alfreton.
There were also useful contributions from Jake Simpson with 25 and John Aspinall with 17.
When the rain came, Alfreton were on 187-7 in 38 overs, still requiring 56 runs for victory.