Mixed results for Codnor

CODNOR Cricket Club had a mixed weekend in terms of results.

The first team fell to a 19-run defeat at Cutthorpe but then recovered to reach the semi-finals of the Wright Cup on Sunday with a 42-run win at Clifton.

The seconds are still involved in a relegation battle after suffering a seven-wicket division 9N defeat at home to Duffield thirds.

Codnor (3pts) 139 all out [42.3 overs] (C Beach 30, R Soar 60, W Clare 3-28,D Gilbert 4-36, G Kelly 3-26) lost to Duffield (22pts) 143-3 [40.3 overs] (R Ralph 62*, D Bingham 44) by 7 wickets.

The seconds were put in and scored a disappointing 139 all out having stood 97-2 at one stage.

Ricky Soar with a fine 60 and Chris Beach (30) batted very well but apart from these, only D Colson and I Lavender reached double figures and five players failed to trouble the scorers.

The Duffield wicket takers were W Clare 3 for 28, Gilbert 4 for 36, and G Kelly 3 for 26.

Duffield easily reached the target for the loss of only three wickets, Ralph top scoring with 62 not out and Bingham 44.

Adam Soar and Shaun Mills were the wickets takers for Codnor who picked up just three points.

Match sponsors: Gillotts funeral directors, Heanor.

First XI

Codnor first XI visited Cutthorpe seconds last Saturday and were beaten by 19 runs in a low scoring affair.

Both teams were skittled out and the game was over in 50 overs, some sub-standard batting on a substandard wicket.

Cutthorpe were bowled out for 95 as Lee Colledge took five wickets and youngster James Melbourne again impressed with three wickets.

In reply, Codnor were dismissed for 76, M Murray taking 7 for 38 as Cutthorpe took 27 points to Codnor’s five.

On Sunday, the firsts responded with an eight-wicket win at division five south opponents Clifton seconds to book a place in the cup semi finals and a home tie against Langley Mill seconds.

Clifton batted first on winning the toss but struggled to 114 for 8 in the face of some excellent bowling and fielding from Codnor.

The wicket takers for the visitors were Timmy Leo, Ant Parry, Lee Colledge and Stuart Bonsall.

In reply, Codnor cruises to an easy eight wicket victory, finishing on 118 for 2 in 20 overs.

Jonno Woolley scored 40 not out and Neil Sparham hit a rapid 53 not out.

This weekend Codnor seconds are at home again against Cutthorpe thirds in a league match sponsored by Wrights butchers of Codnor.

The first XI travel to Breadsall.