Joy for Amateurs firsts

BELPER Amateurs enjoyed a good weekend with a winning draw in the league on Saturday being followed by a five-wicket success in the first round of the Bayley Cup.

Derbyshire County League

Geoff Cox Cars Division 5N

Matlock (10pts) 174-8 [47 overs] (L Presland 45, R Deeming 3-46, T Maleham 3-32) drew with Belper Amateurs (19pts) 227 all out [44.3 overs] (J Deeming 72, F Watson 38, A Ogden 4-41)

Bayley Cup, first round

Belper Amateurs first XI 128-5 [25.2 overs] (F Watson 42) beat Alfreton 126 all out [33 overs] (A Priestley 38, F Watson 3-33) by 5 wickets.

Seconds

There wasn’t such good news for Amateurs seconds in their division 7N home game with Whitmoor RC though.

The Amateurs were restricted to just 78-9 off 46 overs with Whitmoor easing home at 82-1 off 18.3 overs for a nine-wicket victory.