Codnor taste defeat for first time this season

HUCKNALL CC round-up.
HUCKNALL CC round-up.

Codnor CC tasted defeat for the first time this season in the last game before the halfway point of the campaign.

Swanwick were the visitors to the GLA, and after several downpours in the week, the toss was going to be all important.

It went in the favour of the away side, and skipper Parsons put Codnor in to bat in difficult conditions.

Codnor openers Wood and Colson started off steadily before Wood mistimed a pull and was out for 1.

Incoming batsman Clark started to form a partnership with Colson but both were out in quick succession after each other, both for 14.

When Colledge was caught for 1 and Leo for 13, it was not looking good for the home side.

The Codnor batsman could not get to grips with the wicket, and it looked as if they were going to be very lucky to get to 100, as was evident when the top scoring partnership came in the 9th wicket partnership between Lanyon and Newton.

The two left handers dragged Codnor back into it a little bit, and provided a brief period of entertainment, including one huge Newton six that disappeared into the trees at the Les Robbo end.

Lanyon was the pick of the batsman though, he stuck around as wickets were tumbling around him, and was unlucky to be ran out from a direct hit just short of a mention for 28.

Codnor ended up bowled out with a very poor score of 104. Duncan Green was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, as he finished on 4-25.

Codnor knew they needed early wickets to stand any chance, and this was provided when Bonsall bowled Hill for 5. Trowsdale then followed soon after for 0, again falling to Bonsall.

Cutler and Kerry stuck around for a while, frustrating the Codnor bowlers with multiple edges that either flew past the slips or just short.

The partnership was broken when Kerry attempted a clip of his legs through midwicket, but only succeeded in hitting it to a diving Aaron Wood who made no mistake.

Bonsall then found the edge of Cutler’s bat yet again, but this time it was parried by Arrowsmith to Colledge at first slip to send him back for 29.

Codnor were still in with a shout at this stage, and two further wickets of Kyle Green and Poulter brought more hope.

But away skipper Parsons and wicketkeeper Wilson took their time and slowly crept their way to the Codnor total.

Wilson was eventually out for a dogged 27, and by that time the game was all but over.

Hart came in to bat with Parsons and they eventually made their way past the 104 score in the 43rd over. Bonsall was the pick of the Codnor bowlers with 4-30.

A disappointing result, yet Codnor are still frontrunners towards the top of division 5N. They will look to get back on track as the season enters its second half.

They travel to Staveley to try and get another win under their belt.