BELPER Meadows first XI are still looking for their first league victory of the new season after being held to a losing draw by Shipley Hall at the Meadows on Saturday.
Batting first, Shipley amassed 202 all out off 45 overs with Matt Murfin taking excellent figures of 6-36 for Belper, he being ably assisted by Matt Jones with 3-54.
For Shipley, Danny Hanson top-scored with 71 and he had good support from James Cokayne (41) and Mark Starr (34).
In reply, the Meadows innings found runs hard to come by and they ended 35 runs short of the Shipley total on 167-6.
Chris Henson finished on 40 not out for Belper with Richard Marsh hitting 36.
Belper picked up 11 points with Shipley taking 17 back with them.
It is a similar story for Meadows’ second and third teams who are also still looking for a first win from what has, admittedly, been a messy start to the new campaign thanks to spells of prolonged rain.
In division 5N, Belper Meadows seconds were dismissed for just 80 as Codnor firsts picked up a 27-point home win.
Codnor (27pts) 108 all out [41.2 overs] (D Jenkins 5-38) beat Belper Meadows (5pts) 80 all out [41.4 overs] (A Holland 31, L College 3-20, D Brown 3-7) by 28 runs
Meadows thirds fell to a 39-run defeat in division 8N away at Little Eaton.
Little Eaton (27pts) 166 all out [41.3 overs] (M Morgan 42, B Mason 30*, D Farnsworth 3-29) beat Belper Meadows (7pts) 127 all out [39.2 overs] (P Surve 31, M Jackson 4-33, M Allsopp 4-11) by 39 runs.
Other division two results were:
Clay Cross (11pts) 153-7 [38 overs] (A Rogers 33, J Pyne 41) match abandoned v Aston-on-Trent (14pts) 209-5 [46 overs] (A Ali 38, M Azad 57, U Fazal 39)
Langley Mill Utd (11pts) 211-8 [46 overs] (P Bailey 34, J Wharton 36, J Scott 49, A Britton 3-54) drew with Rolleston (17pts) 235-4 [46 overs] (G Marshall 47, P Allen 132*, J Scott 3-67)
Nutbrook (7pts) 163 all out [46 overs] (S Sanderson 46, R Henshaw 36, S Ahmed 3-23) lost to Ambergate (27pts) 164-9 [46 overs] (W Thomas 36, R Heath 34, F Holdt 5-43, R Henshaw 3-46) by 1 run
Sandiacre Town seconds (6pts) match cancelled v Denby seconds (6pts)
Tutbury (7pts) 96-9 [46 overs] (S Attenborough 4-24, R Walker 3-12) drew with Ockbrook & Borrowash (17pts) 174 all out [46 overs] (O Mitchell 59, P Burrows 61*, S Wesson 3-32, M McGibbon 4-36)