Derbyshire County League
Geoff Cox Cars Division 5N
Ambergate (5pts) 138 all out [31.2 overs] (A Bannister 50, D Charlton 36, T Coxhead) lost to Swanwick Hall (27pts) 233-6 [46 overs] (Andy Wilson 133*, O Green 41, D Charlton 3-62) by 95 runs
AMBERGATE second XI were handed a 95-run home defeat by Swanwick despite the best efforts of David Charlton.
He took 3-62 from 14 overs (two maidens) as his side toiled against the batting of Swanwick who finished with a big score of 233-6 from their 46 overs thanks chiefly to an unbeaten 133 by opener Andy Wilson.
Charlton also weighed in with 36 runs in his side’s reply but it proved all in vain as the visitors dismissed Ambergate for 138 in just 31.2 overs.
The other Ambergate wicket takers were Michael O’Donnell with 1-62 off 14 overs (three maidens) and Mark Wharton-Howett who finished with 13-2-74-2.
O’Donnell had Steve Wilson trapped lbw for six.
Adam Bannister and Nat Bramson both suffered somewhat at the hands of the Swanwick batting with Bannister going for 27 off two overs and Bramson for 21 off three.
For Swanwick, number five batsman Oliver Green was the second highest score with 41 before he was bowled by Charlton.
Swanwick’s bowling produced the goods with Thomas Coxhead taking 3-37 off eight overs, Ashley Fisher 2-15 from seven, Steven Mee 2-46 from 8.2 overs and Dave Coxhead 2-27 from his seven overs.
Ambergate picked up just five points with Swanwick taking 27.
In division 9N, Ambergate thirds did find success however in the shape of a five-wicket local derby at Duffield thirds.
Duffield (2pts) 91 all out [35.3 overs] (J Throw 3-14, L Brassington 4-12) lost to Ambergate (22pts) 95-5 [36.5 overs] (I Penman 38, J Throw 33*) by five wickets.
Ambergate firsts recovered from a 159-run defeat in the league at Cutthorpe on Saturday to make progress in the Marston’s Smooth Trophy the following day.
Nutbrook were all out for 242 from 48 overs with Ambergate being steered to victory at 243-4 from 48 overs thanks chiefly to the efforts of Rob Heath who hit 84 and Wesley Thomas who hit an unbeaten 72.
Thomas had earlier taken 3-33 off ten overs, Matt Ball 3-37 from nine and Shazad Ahmed 2-44 from ten.