Lineker hits 186 against Ambergate

Ambergate CC ended up on the losing side against promoted Alfreton in the DCCL Division One on Saturday.

They were undone by a flurry of runs from Alfreton’s former Derbyshire opener Matt Lineker, who hammered 186 off just 123 runs.

His powerful knock included 24 fours and five sixes and Alfreton racked up a considerable total of 304-5 declared, off 41.5 overs.

Ambergate were then bowled out for 128.

Opener Chris Whiteley top scored with 31 for them.