Disappointment for Roses in midtable encounter

John Tittley batting for Roses
John Tittley batting for Roses

Papplewick and Linby ran out convincing winners on a disappointing day for Roses in Bassetlaw Division Two.

Ahead of the battle of the midtable sides, Roses lost the toss and were asked to bat on a good looking wicket.

Hopes were high of getting a good score to set up the day as Andrew West and stand in opener John Tittley headed out to the middle.

Things did not go to plan however as a steady stream of early wickets to some good, straight fast bowling from Sam Stewart (5-27) shattered these hopes. John Tittley did however manage to stay around and made a very respectable 44 before being given out LBW.

Mark Green came in with a huge number of overs remaining and began to steady the ship with his wall like defence.

Green carried his bat finishing on 33 not out.

With a liitle help from Graham Clay (13) and a rapid fire 14 from Mick Newton the tail wagged sufficiently to get a batting point as Roses reached 123-7 at the end of their innings.

The wicket was not as batsman friendly as in previous weeks and Roses believed that with a good start and accurate bowling they still had a sniff of a chance.

This was reinforced when Papplewick were reduced to 18-3 by the opening attack.

That’s where the tide turned however and apart from the very tight spell of bowling from Graham Clay (10 overs, six maidens 2-8) Roses couldn’t maintain this and a regular four ball was provided which Antony Wooley (62*) and Joe Gill (38) took full advantage of to get them within range of their target.

The late introduction of Daniel Clay to break this partnership and take two wickets to snatch a further bonus point delayed the inevitable, with Papplewick running out convincing winners.

Roses lie sixth in the Division Two table ahead of this weekend’s trip to Welbeck II.

In the Bassetlaw Championship North Wheatley with Leverton continued their fine form, taking 20 points against bottom club Edwinstowe.

This fixture started with North Wheatley with Leverton being invited to bat first by Edwinstowe.

A run fest followed for North Wheatley with Leverton with Jonny Loates continuing his good form with 126, his fifth hundred of the season and first back to back centuries of 2015 and his Wheatley career.

Richard Robinson supported Loates, making 43 as North Wheatley with Leverton were bowled out for 262.

Wheatley took full batting points while Edwinstowe took full bowling points, four crucial points.

In reply Edwinstowe struggled as they just made one batting point, scoring 141 all out with fine spells of bowling from Callum Harrison and Jamie Bovill who took six wickets between them 3-34 and 332 respectively.

Woodsetts beat Marshalls by 57 runs in Division Three.

The Gainsborough side, rooted to the bottom of the table, were chasing 223-3, but were dismissed for 166.

On Sunday Marshalls Cricket Club will host the Haydn Green Family Fun Day, from 10am to 2pm, with sport, entertainment, inflatables and games.

The club lost young player Green in June 2014, when he died following an asthma attack.

They first paid tribute by agreeing with the town council to rename the ground the Haydn Green Memorial Cricket Ground during the summer months.