Meadows follow up their cup victory by securing promotion to Division 5N

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On Saturday, Belper Meadows 1st XI secured promotion to Division 5N with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nutbrook.

Nutbrook posted 186-8. Two wickets were taken by Matt Jones and Dave Jenkins. There were also two run outs by Mitch Robinson.

In reply, having lost Mike Cox to the first ball of the innings, James Fowler made 29, and then there was an undefeated 85 from Joe Slater and a quick 56 from Neil Horton, which made sure Meadows coasted home.

This latest victory sees the Meadows 40 points in front of Belper Amateurs with a further 15 points required for the title, with games at Cromford this Saturday and home to Wirksworth on Sunday.