Denby CC remain mid-table after home loss to leaders

Frank Watson of Belper Amateurs  scored 48 runs and took 2 wickets for 4 runs.
Frank Watson of Belper Amateurs scored 48 runs and took 2 wickets for 4 runs.

Denby fell to a five wicket defeat at home to leaders Sandiacre Town in the ECB Derbyshire Premier League.

The hosts were all out for 133 with R McFadyean posting figures of 5-24.

Peter Brookes of Belper Meadows  scored an unbeaten 90  and took two fine slip catches.

Peter Brookes of Belper Meadows scored an unbeaten 90 and took two fine slip catches.

The visitors then saw J Chapman notch up an unbeaten 60 as Sandiacre reached a winning total of 134-5 to secure a ninth win in 13 league outings this season.

Elsewhere, Duffield fell to an 88-run defeat away at Elvaston.

The hosts reached a figure of 283-6 with B Wright (78) and M Heafield (61) both impressing with the bat.

Duffield mustered 195 all out in reply, with C Sheldon smashing 72 but it wasn’t enough to prevent an 88-run defeat.

Belper Amateurs secured a 61-run victory over Staveley Welfare in Division 5 North, posting 163-9 with F Watson racking up 48.

Staveley then surrendered for just 102 with J Pickering taking 4-36 for the hosts.