Successful end to season for Duffield 1sts

Ilkeston rutland v Duffield. Duffield bowler Adam Shaw.
Ilkeston rutland v Duffield. Duffield bowler Adam Shaw.

Duffield CC 1sts finished in fifth position in Division One of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.

On Saturday, they were at Ilkeston Rutland, who batted first to make 224-9.

Adam Short was in fine form, taking 6-67.

In reply, Duffield came close to victory but ended up on 218-8 in the drawn game.

Skipper Thomas Roe was the top scorer for Duffield with 73.

On Sunday, the concluding match of the season saw Duffield at home to Sawley and LE Park, who they dismissed for 142. Lewis Reed took 5-33.

Then Duffield went on to complete a six-wicket victory inside 28 overs.

Paul Bakel (5o not out) and Peter Jenkins (28 not out) produced an unbeaten stand of 72 to see Duffield to victory and help clinch a top five finish at the end of a long season.