Heavy home defeat for bottom club

Ambergate remain bottom of Division Two of the Derbyshire County League after a comprehensive nine-wicket home defeat to ninth-placed Shipley Hall.

The visitors won the toss and inserted struggling Ambergate, who were dismissed for just 72 in 29 overs.

Ambergate CC - 1st XI Vs Shipley Hall CC - 1st XI.'Ambergate bowler Robbie Armstead.

Ambergate CC - 1st XI Vs Shipley Hall CC - 1st XI.'Ambergate bowler Robbie Armstead.

M. Murfin and R. Widdowson did the damge with four-wicket hauls, taking 4-38 and 4-11 respectively.

In reply, Shipley knocked off the required runs in just 14.5 overs for the loss of one wicket.

George Essex hit 35 and Timo Smuts 31 for the visitors in their comfortable run-chase.

The defeat left Ambergate with 51 points from their 10 matches.

Ambergate CC - 1st XI Vs Shipley Hall CC - 1st XI.'Ambergate bowler Umar Zaman.

Ambergate CC - 1st XI Vs Shipley Hall CC - 1st XI.'Ambergate bowler Umar Zaman.

Shipley Hall have 134 points from the same number of matches and are in sixth place.

This weekend Ambergate entertain Belper Meadows, while Shipley Hall are also at home, against Sawley and Long Eaton Park.