Roses come out on top against local rivals Lea

Roses v Lea Park, pictured is Roses bowler Tom Lane
Roses v Lea Park, pictured is Roses bowler Tom Lane

Roses took 20 points from local rivals Lea Park for the second time in the 2015 Bassetlaw Division Division Two.

After winning the toss, Andrew West inserted Lea Park on what was a good batting wicket.

Captain Andy Dewick promoted himself to opener in Chris Needham’s absence and immediately set to attack the Roses bowlers.

However, he was soon bowled for 16 off Graham Clay’s bowling.

Ashley Clay then had fellow opener Lee Mardle adjudged leg before wicket for nine.

The father and son team combined to remove Whiteley (0), Orton (6) and Housham (4) leaving Lea reeling at 35-5.

Sensing a rout, Andrew Lobley dug in and was supported well by youngster Jake Hutchinson (9).

Lobley batted sensibly before being bowled out by Daniel Clay for 41.

Daniel Clay and Thomas Lane then combined to remove the tail, resulting in Lea Park being bowled out for 114 within 40 overs.

It was a strong all-round performance in the field from everyone.

Roses opened up with the familiar combination of Lane and West.

Matthew Housham opened the bowling and bowled tightly conceding just 19 runs from his six overs.

Andy Dewick bowled with aggression from the other end and was particularly upset after the umpire refused to give Lane out caught behind from a ball that clipped his thigh pad.

West flirted with danger, edging Dewick behind twice but seeing each opportunity dropped, a reflection of Lea’s poor season in the field.

However, these represented the only chances provided and the opening pair continued to capitalise on some wayward bowling.

Lane reached his half century first (60*), followed shortly by West (51*) with Roses completing the chase with 115 from 20.2 overs.

The result sees Roses move up to fourth in the league on 164 points, with Lea remained unchanged on 101 points, one point and a place above the relegation zone.

Roses host bottom club Thoresby Colliery on Saturday, hoping to continue their push for promotion.

Lea Park, meanwhile, host Mansfield Hosiery Mills’ second string.