Codnor CC 1sts suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Chesterfield CC on Saturday in Division 4N of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.
Codnor won the toss and batted first at Queen’s Park but the loss of two wickets early on didn’t give them the best of starts.
The departures of Lee Colledge and Jonathan Woolley left them on 5-2 but a 39-run partnership for the third wicket between Darren Colson and Matthew Vincent steadied the ship a little.
After Colson’s departure, Vincent then joined forces with Neil Sparham for the main partnership of the innings as the pair put on 82 crucial runs.
Sparham was eventually out for 36 but Vincent batted throughout the rest of the Codnor innings, eventually finishing on 104 not out off 140 balls.
His innings included nine fours and he received support later on from Timmy Leo, who made 24.
Codnor’s eventual total was 195-6 off 46 overs. Barney Kirk, Jethro Lane and Tim Kirk all took two wickets each for Chesterfield.
This looked like to might present something of a challenge to Chesterfield this did not prove to be the case as they went on to win with some degree of comfort.
Chesterfield got off to a great start before James Colton was dismissed on 12 with the score on 55.
Aaron Jepson and Andrew McCarroll then stepped into the limelight and helped their side towards an eight-wicket victory.
Jepson was out for 62 but McCarroll was still there at the end on 79 not out off just 72 balls.
Tom Holland scored 23 not out for Chesterfield.
For Codnor, there was a wicket each for Stuart Bonsall and Neil Sparham.
Codnor are now ninth in the 12-team division with 195 points from their 20 games to date.
They are 29 points clear of the relegation zone.
This Saturday, Codnor are at home to Clay Cross while on Sunday they finish their season with a match at Chesterfield Barbarians.
Both games get under way at 1pm.